19 September 2022

20-21 September 2022             

P2SL and the vPlanner team are pleased to host a new event, The "Sutter Way" Day, as well as  a recurring event: our 2-Day Takt Planning Workshop.

Both events will be in-person only, hosted this time at the Residence Inn downtown Berkeley (Berkeley BART station); see registration pricing and location details below.



Meet like-minded practitioners interested in Lean Construction.

Learn best IPD practices from someone who's done it successfully for 20 years, focusing on transformation of capital projects at the portfolio level. 

Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about and sharpen your Lean thinking.

Lean how to create flow on your projects. 

Learn how Lean and Takt work together in the Last Planner System(R).

Have great conversations, engage in a rich exchange of ideas, and have fun.




The "Sutter Way" Day - 19 September 2022 - 8 AM to 5 PM

    This will be a full day featuring presentations by Digby Christian, Executive Director of Project Delivery, at Sutter Health. Sutter Health pioneered the development of the Integrated Form of Agreement (IFOA), a lean Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) method, and have used it successfully on dozens of projects since 2007. Those projects consistently met or exceeded their Conditions of Satisfaction (CoS) set forth at the start of design. Several are industry recognized as trend setting and are the source for much of the IPD best practices currently used in the industry and around the world. Digby was part of the Sutter Journey since the beginning. He will share what Sutter Health has learned during its IPD journey. He will highlight the evolution of the IPD delivery method, Sutter’s record, and Sutter’s current best practices for managing IPD projects. He will discuss among other things:, the validation process, setting target costs, team selection, negotiation of the IPD contract, project management best practicing, and the elements of the business deal including the risk and reward framework. Sustaining an IPD program for so long requires internal alignment as well and Digby will touch upon Sutter’s efforts to keep maintain a highly functional internal construction management program.

    This is a must attend event for any owner interested in improving the reliability of their project delivery.

    Owners and attendees of the Takt Planning Workshop will have registration priority. 


    Takt Planning Workshop - 20-21 September 2022 - each day 8 AM to 5 PM

    The workshop features 2-days of hands-on learning, including simulations, discussion, and problem-solving. Attendees will leave with an appreciation of how takt enables lean thinking and how it gives focus to continuous improvement efforts. Attendees will also leave with a solid understanding of how takt fits in the overall framework of the Last Planner System® and how it can improve flow on projects.

    Prof. Iris Tommelein (P2SL), Samir Emdanat (vPlanner), and Matthew Jogan (vPlanner) will facilitate the workshop.

    Takt Simulation - DAY 1
    Day 1 features a simulation and group activities designed to teach the principles of takt planning and how takt can be used to improve flow on projects. Through short presentations, group activities and in-depth discussion, participants will understand takt planning and its relation to lean thinking.

    Takt Project Application - DAY 2
    Day 2 features an application of the principles to implement takt on a project. Participants will work in groups to develop a takt plan from a set of drawings while using the concept of work density. They will learn the best practices for work structuring, phase planning, takt analysis, crew balancing, and how to apply them in real-world situations.


    Participants should choose one of the following registration options and can take advantage of the early bird rate if they register before or on Friday 12 August 2022:


    1. The "Sutter Way" Day:  $750 early bird, $850 thereafter
    2. Takt Planning Workshop
      • Both Days: $1,400 early bird, $1,600 thereafter
      • Takt Simulation DAY 1 only: $750 early bird, $850 thereafter
      • Takt Project Application DAY 2 only: $750 early bird, $850 thereafter
    3. The "Sutter Way" Day + Takt Planning Workshop (three days total):  $2,000 early bird, $2,250 thereafter


    Owners pay $250 for each day. 

    P2SL members and vPlanner customers get a 15% discount. 

    Student rates are shown when registering.




    Berkeley, California

    Residence Inn by Marriott Berkeley

    This link will provides guests with a discounted rate compared to booking online: Book your corporate rate for University of California

    Public transportation: Berkeley BART station


    15.0 CM-Lean CE credits | AGC of America recognizes the Takt Planning Workshop as qualifying for Continuing Education (CE) hours towards the renewal of AGC’s Certificate of Management-Lean Construction (CM-Lean). Each hour of Lean Construction educational content is equal to 1 hour of CE credit. Attendees may earn up to 15.0 hours of CE credit for attending this program.

    Go to the AGC website credentialing.agc.org to self-register for your credit.

    Website Administrator: p2sl@berkeley.edu