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Moving Towards Integrated and Lean Project Delivery


Foley Hoag LLP

Seaport West
155 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, MA 02210-2600

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March 23, 2012 8:00AM–10:00AM


Integrated Project Delivery (“IPD”) uses early collaboration, bold risk/reward sharing and a project first ethos to align the interests of owners, designers, and contractors in delivering complex projects at target cost. Lean Construction uses innovative management tools to help project teams maximize customer value and minimize waste. Owners who manage large capital programs, hospitals and universities in particular, are successfully implementing IPD and Lean Construction tools in tandem to bring their projects in on time and under budget.

Foley Hoag’s Infrastructure & Construction Practice Group believes that IPD/Lean project delivery can help Massachusetts businesses achieve their capital program goals. Universal Health Services, the fifth largest for-profit hospital operator in the U.S., has completed twelve IPD/Lean healthcare projects on time and under budget and has over a dozen more under way. Bill Seed, UHS’ Staff Vice-President for Design and Construction, initiated the company’s IPD/Lean program and continues to oversee its successful implementation.

Please join us for a breakfast to discuss the nuts and bolts of IPD/Lean project delivery, and how it can help your company build great places.


  • Jeffrey B. Mullan, Of Counsel, Foley Hoag LLP
  • William R. Seed, Staff Vice President, Universal Health Services


  • Registration: 7:30 AM (ET)
  • Program: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (ET)
  • Q&A session with follow, moderated by Brian L. Henninger, Associate, Foley Hoag LLP