Lean Theory Becomes Reality

The UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay—consisting of the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco, UCSF Betty Irene Moore Women’s Hospital and UCSF Bakar Cancer Hospital—was built on a grand vision of creating a world-class hospital complex for children, women and cancer patients, as well as delivering a transformative healthcare facility with unprecedented efficiency of value. The Lean design and construction process envisioned by UCSF and orchestrated by the entire project team brought Lean theoretical methodologies to reality.

As Structural Engineer-of-Record on the hospital portions of the medical center, our role was vital to the project's success in the following ways:

  • Partnership with the entire project team strengthened and facilitated processes.
  • Innovative structural solutions saved significant costs throughout the project.
  • Our strong relationships with OSHPD and others streamlined the schedule.
The result of this team effort is an exemplary project that serves as a benchmark and the basis of ongoing research that will help advance Lean Project Delivery for the benefit of the industry and of society as a whole.