LPDS Lean Project Delivery System™

LPDS is the Lean Construction Institute’s new and better way to develop, design and build capital facilities.  For more info see Ballard (2000).

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Lean Project Delivery System (after Ballard 2000)

Key things to note:

  • the system starts with purpose - for some reason clients/owners are often coy about their purpose
  • process design and product design are managed in parallel - in many projects process design is left until after the design is complete (as in the top diagram here)
  • taking time to plan pre-fabrication, off-site manufacture of sub-assemblies and logistics contributes enormously to the creation of reliable, quality production

LPDS is a trademark of the Lean Construction Institute