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Join us on on 4/19 on Collaborative Project Delivery: a case study of Sutter Health California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) Van Ness Campus Hospital

  • 1.  Join us on on 4/19 on Collaborative Project Delivery: a case study of Sutter Health California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) Van Ness Campus Hospital

    Posted 03-28-2022 02:04 AM
    Edited by Isabella Rosse 03-28-2022 10:50 AM

    Earn 1 AIA LU | Tuesday, April 19, 2022 | 2-3 pm ET


    Project culture has direct impact on collaboration.  A collaborative culture enables good design and is more important with the use of BIM enabled project delivery.  Collaborative project delivery, when properly configured, has all parties benefiting from collective risk management, offsetting the trend to compartmentalize detailing inherent with BIM enabled project delivery.  

    This is a case study of how Sutter Health and SmithGroup architects, HerreroBoldt (a partnership of Herrero Builders and The Boldt Company) used an Integrated Lean Project Delivery® (ILPD) method to deliver a LEED-certified facility that encompasses California Pacific Medical Center's vision and guiding principles. The project incorporated the latest in lean project delivery including target value design, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and advanced approaches to ILPD. 

    Successfully leveraging the expertise of all these parties, focusing them in the same direction, and orchestrating them to move together seamlessly is no easy task. Under traditional contracts, architects and contractors aren't accustomed to working together like this. With integrated project delivery, all three parties-owner, architect, and contractor-are collaborating from the start, joining forces to problem-solve, pursue cost efficiencies, streamline the construction process, and share risks and rewards. That's the theory, at least. Does it work in practice?

    Learning objectives

    • Create and Engage Target Value Design (TVD) groups
    • Use A3 reports to enable a culture of learning
    • Categorize BIM assignments to optimize design, constructability, and field production
    • Facilitate coordination of design, constructability and plan production through use of Virtual Design Construction (VDC) visualization tools.


    Kent Hetherwick


    Principal Architect | Smith Group

    Will Lichtig

    Executive Vice President, Chief of Staff | The Boldt Company

    Rita Ho
    Kaiser Permanente
    Daly City CA
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