James Pease

James is an expert in the set-up and structure of large, complex capital projects using Lean and Integrated Project Delivery to drive highly reliable results. He has negotiated IPD contracts and delivered over $650M in complex healthcare projects as an Owner's Representative with multiparty contracts, aligned team incentives and collaborative delivery models.

Mark III, standardization, buildings as products, innovation in design and construction

Buildings as Products: Is the Construction Industry Prepared for a New Paradigm?

The current dynamics and structure of the design and construction industry are not set up to properly reward companies and individuals to do the necessary work for innovation and to take the risks that are inherent in trying something new that may not ultimately work out or may not produce …

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Who benefits from innovation in design and construction, James Pease, LeanIPD

Who Benefits from Innovation in Design and Construction?

According to the Oxford dictionary, to innovate means “to make changes in something established, especially by introducing new methods, ideas, or products.” Innovation is the action or process of innovating. Innovation inherently is something that hasn’t been done before. Why don’t we have more innovation in design and construction? It …

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the secret behind successful construction projects, lean IPD, James Pease

Going with the Flow: The Secret behind Successful Construction Projects

Have you ever felt you did everything right on your construction project? You hired a design firm familiar with your campus and the project type. The general contractor joined the project early and did numerous constructability reviews. The design incorporates feedback from the construction team in the permitted documents. The …

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Concert Enables Digital Project Delivery and Trusted Data Exchange for Lean Project Teams

SoFi Stadium is a state-of-the-art sports and entertainment destination in Inglewood, CA. It opened in September 2020 and is, with 3.1 million square feet, the largest and the first “indoor-outdoor” stadium in the NFL. It is also the home of the Los Angeles Chargers and the Los Angeles Rams who …

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How to leverage the power of your construcction team with the Last Planner System

Why Lean IPD is a Reliable Way to Deliver Complex Capital Projects

I spent more than ten years working almost entirely on Lean IPD projects delivering over $650M worth of health care operations in Northern California.  Of the more than 24 Lean IPD projects delivered by our project management team over 10 years (total value over $4Billion US), 90% of them completed …

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Building Complex Capital Projects with Lean Integrated Project Delivery

Building Complex Capital Projects with Lean Integrated Project Delivery

Complex capital projects across all industries, from health care, oil, gas, mining, manufacturing and power generation all have at least one thing in common. According to research performed by the Construction Industry Institute, they have a high probability of finishing late and over budget. It seems that the larger and …

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Book Club Action Plan

Book Club Action Plan

This Book Club Action Plan provides a structure and recommendations for implementing a collaborative learning experience for an organization or project team. What is a Book Club?: Book clubs are a great way to build teamwork and culture through a shared study of concepts that can be applied in your …

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Advantages of IFOA for lean IPD construction projects

What Is Integrated Project Delivery: A Lean Operating System (Part 2 of 3)

This post is the 2nd of a 3 part series looking at Integrated Project Delivery. The first post focuses on IPD agreements (contracts), this post focuses on IPD as a Lean Operating System, and the final post focuses on culture. When a team is aligned financially, traditional operating systems are …

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What Is Integrated Project Delivery: The Contract (Part 1 of 3)

This is a 3 part series focusing on Integrated Project Delivery as a contract, a lean operating system and a culture. Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) is gaining popularity among owners, contractors and design teams as a means to unlock creativity, drive reliability, and successfully deliver complex capital projects. With all …

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