June 6, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Embassy Suites Walnut Creek
1345 Treat Blvd
Walnut Creek, CA 94597


LCI Northern California  Community of Practice


Current State of IPD with Sutter Health, DPR and Hanson Bridgett: Presented by Digby Christian, James Pease, Howard Ashcraft and Dean Reed


Integrated Project Delivery is a new way of delivering complex capital projects with documented reliable results for projects across multiple project types and industries. Join LCI NorCal for a look at the current thinking around Integrated Project Delivery and some key resources to help you be successful.

Digby Christian, Director of Integrated Lean Project Delivery at Sutter Health will layout the current state of Integrated Project Delivery and share some of his experiences with the delivery model at Sutter Health. Sutter Health has delivered nearly $2Billion with this model and has $3Billion underway with highly successful results.

James Pease and Howard Ashcraft will report out on the 18 month process of creating Integrated Project Delivery – An Action Guide for Leaders. This Guide is a collaborative effort of lean experts from the US and Canada packaged into a free pdf funded by the Pankow Foundation. The design is to be a practical guide for those interested in implementing IPD for the first time and for experienced practitioners.

Howard Ashcraft and Dean Reed will report out on their book, Integrating Project Delivery. They will share their experiences in writing the book and give an overview of the content.

The presentations will be followed by a panel Q&A


Digby Christian -Sutter Health -Digby is Director of Integrated Lean Project Delivery at Sutter Health in the Facility and Property Services group.

His primary responsibilities are the development of an Expedited Project Delivery service line and the broadening and deepening the group’s expertise in integrated lean project delivery.
James Pease – Sutter Health – James is a Regional Manager for Project Delivery for the Greater Sacramento Area at Sutter Health Facility and Property Services.

He focuses on the delivery of complex capital projects using Lean and Integrated Project Delivery. He has a BS in Management Science from UC San Diego and is the executive editor of the IPD focused website https://leanipd.com
Howard Ashcraft – Hanson Bridgett– Howard Ashcraft has led in the development and use of Integrated Project Delivery in the United States, Canada and abroad. Over the past decade, his team has structured over 125 pure IPD projects and worked on many highly-integrated projects.

He co-authored the AIACC’s Integrated Project Delivery: A Working Definition, the AIA’s IPD Guide and the text published by Wiley earlier this year, Integrating Project Delivery. He is a partner in the San Francisco law firm of Hanson Bridgett.
Dean Reed- DPR – Dean is a Director of Lean Construction with DPR. He is LCI member #1 and a co-author of the IPD focused textbook – Integrating Project Delivery.

Registration Rate

Member and Partner Rate: $75.00

Non-Member Rate: $95.00

Owner: Free

Student Rate: $10.00 

(Partner Organization: AIA, DBIA, PMI, CMAA, COAA) 

Seated Dinner included with registration


 Sponsorship Available

Gold: includes Table for 7 seated with Presenter, Intro Presenter, Company Recognition -$2,500

Silver: Includes Table for 7, Company recognition – $1,500

Please contact Angela Bowman – [email protected] if you wish to participate

PARKING Information

Cost for parking is NOT INCLUDED in the registration.

Free parking option: There is a below grade parking structure that is FREE to leave after 8:00 PM. When you pull into the hotel, go down the ramp to the below grade parking structure. Turn right and take a ticket. The gate will be up after 8:00 PM.

There is valet parking available at the entrance to the hotel but this cost is NOT included in the registration.

There is also parking across the street at the BART parking lot.