Kyle Brunel, AIA
Pencil Box Architects, Inc.
2:15 AM INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION GROUPS (IDGS): Effective LEAN Practices to Lower a Lab’s Build & Construction Costs
“Doing more with less” - and successfully implementing LEAN design practices into your lab’s overall upfront and day-to-day operations is essential, and can indeed be successfully integrated into a lab’s plan, build, and operate initiatives. This session is formatted to encourage lively intellectual exchange between audience members and speakers, with a roll-up your sleeve dynamic that will lead to powerful peer-to-peer collaboration/discussions.
In this extended IDG roundtable session, we will:
- Examine a variety of LEAN design practices and compare the pros & cons of each (and potential ROI)
- Discuss how some labs have successfully reduced their day-to-day operational costs, such as: electricity, plumbing, lighting, etc. by utilizing LEAN principles
In this session, Kyle Brunel, AIA, LEED AP BD&C, will lead a discussion on the convergence and divergence of laboratories for universities, start-up companies, corporate clients, incubators, and what sustainability means within the context of these unique lab types for construction and continuing operations.