Industry Day

Join us for a collaboration of three diverse presentations and one simulation exercise. These sessions will advance your vocabulary and broaden your view of opportunities for LEAN at any stage in your journey. Food will be provided and will be an interactive lunch.


  • Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.
  • Parking is included, next door to the Alumni Center


Early Bird Registration Registration - $125.00 - ends July 14th

Regular Registration fee is $150.00

Owners and Students register free of charge

Registration extended through August 3rd

Sponsorship Opportunities are available!

8/4/2023 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Pacific Daylight Time
San Diego State University Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center 5250 55th Street San Diego 92182
Registration is closed.


Friday, 04 August 2023

We will be discussing how to elevate one of the most important roles in construction.
Carlos Vallejo will share how Costco created a Kaizen Culture, and how their focus on respect for people created an environment for continuous improvement to thrive. Costco has been building a Lean Culture for many years and their latest endeavors have included leadership training by local consultant Tracy O’Rourke. Tracy will share some of the leadership concepts that help build Lean leaders.
Choosing By Advantages (CBA) is a powerful system for making collaborative design and construction decisions that align with lean thinking. Project teams must make many decisions; waiting for the owner or architect to make them in isolation is not a wise strategy. Teams that systematically and collaboratively use CBA significantly decrease negative design iterations, save time and money for the owner, and reduce team frustration. CBA helps teams align on what is relevant, understand why decisions were made on a project, find innovative design and construction solutions, and ultimately provide more value to customers. This simulation will provide the basis for CBA; you will learn the CBA vocabulary and experience an effective way to organize your team on a collaborative decision.
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