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ARLINGTON, Va. – Sept. 21, 2020 — The Lean Construction Institute (LCI) will recognize DPR Construction’s Dean Reed for his outstanding service to the construction industry and the Lean community by honoring him with the Pioneer Award at its 22nd Annual Congress.
2020 Pioneer Award Winner: Dean Reed
The Pioneer Award recognizes individuals who have moved the design and construction industry forward in embracing and implementing Lean tools and techniques. Mr. Reed is being recognized for the Pioneer Award because of his commitment to advancing Lean thinking as a teacher, mentor and colleague.
Reed is deeply rooted in Lean thinking and implementation. He co-authored Integrating Project Delivery and continues to lead workshops on implementing the framework and Lean implementation throughout the world. Mr. Reed influenced his organization, DPR Construction, to invest in developing software to support Last Planner® System (LPS) implementation, which proved to be so useful that Autodesk purchased it.
Among the best examples of Mr. Reed’s pioneering efforts to promote Lean is his leadership in encouraging a project team to implement both LPS and a Big Room for BIM coordination on the Sutter Health Camino Medical Group Center in Mountain View (completed in 2007 and now named the PAMF Mountain View Center). This was the first attempt for DPR and Sutter Health to complete a project using BIM and the Last Planner® System together and proved to Sutter Health leaders that they were on the right path with deploying BIM Lean Construction as key elements of Integrated Project Delivery.
Reed’s actions have served as a catalyst for bringing Lean thinking to new projects by setting an example of excellence. Mr. Reed will be recognized during the virtual LCI Congress, October 19-23, 2020. The award ceremony will take place on Thursday, October 22nd.