September 17, 2018 @ 7:30 am – September 19, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
UC Berkeley Clark Kerr Campus - Garden Room
2601 Warring St
Berkeley, CA 94720


Marking one year since the first Takt Planning workshop was held at UC Berkeley, we are pleased to host this special 3-day takt planning in construction event. The workshop is organized as a collaboration between P2SL, the vPlanner team, and Drees&Sommer.

Takt Planning (TP) is a Production Planning technique that improves resource and material flow and reliability at the Phase Plan level when implementing the Last Planner® System (LPS). TP reduces variability by setting a predictable production rate for standard activities across right-sized geographic work areas. This disciplined planning approach can align not only the workflow at the site, but also the overall flow of materials and information through the supply chain starting in design and moving into detailing, fabrication and delivery processes required to support the execution of the Takt sequences resulting in improved work execution.

During Day 1 of the workshop, we will utilize a hands on simulation game designed specifically to teach the concepts of Takt Planning and demonstrate how those concepts can be used to optimize flow. During Day 2, we will apply those concepts to an actual project example through group activities and discussion (see detailed agenda below). On day 3 several project teams from around the US including owners and GCs will present how they have used Takt on their projects followed by in-depth discussion.

If you are implementing Last Planner(R) System (LPS)on your projects this is an opportunity to learn advanced production planning and workflow management techniques and how to develop comprehensive execution strategies to improve the implementation of LPS.

Continuing Education Credits

Participants in the workshop qualify for 15.0 CM-Lean CE credits from the AGC of America toward the renewal of AGC’s Certificate of Management-Lean Construction (CM-Lean).

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the basic concepts of TP.
  • Learn how to create Takt Plans and optimize flow.
  • Understand how TP can be implemented within the larger context of the LPS.
  • Gain an understanding of when to best apply Takt Planning
  • Hands on experience with implementing Takt on a project.