An Introduction to LBMS and LPS


Some GCs have separate initiatives for Lean and BIM.  But the two practices actually work hand-in-hand.  Both strive to streamline processes by eliminating waste and redundancy, remove risk from the construction project, and share relevant information across the project team.


This Fridays with Vico webinar will focus on the synergies between LBMS (Location-Based Management System) and LPS (Last Planner System), a tool developed by the Lean Construction Institute.


 An Introduction to LBMS and LPS


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 A free online webinar series


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Both LBMS (which is embodied in Vico solutions for scheduling AND controlling the project) and LPS are based on the concept of pull scheduling. Pull scheduling relies on location availability and will only start new crews when there is a free space for them to work.  There is only one way to manage this, though.  The project team must employ a strict Location Breakdown Structure (LBS), crew productivity rates (both planned and actual), and quantities by location.


We will illustrate this scenario with a presentation and a software demonstration including the following lean construction techniques in Vico Control:


•  quantity derivations from the model geometry
Location Breakdown Structure
quantity-driven, location-based, resource and cost-loaded Phase Schedules
look-ahead schedules with planned versus actual production to identify crew/task bottlenecks and help prevent cascading delays
superintendent site walks with resolution back to accounting for subcontractor payments

Our customers who have implemented the Vico scheduling solutions along with the social and collaborative processes of the Last Planner System have demonstrated that schedules are more accurate, trade flow is optimized, crew productivity increases, and this leads to shorter schedules without increasing risk.

You and your team will want to join this webinar if


•  You are interested in extending lean construction principles from preconstruction out to the jobsite;
You want a more collaborative environment with subs which leads to better negotiating, more optimal commitment making and lower pricing;
You want to learn how the combination of quantities by location and crew productivity rates can give you a resource-loaded schedule;
You want to learn how major hospital construction projects like Cathedral Hill, Kaiser Oakland, and SF General are being organized with location-based management principles.

Interest from Owners in these techniques is palpable, so take your first step by learning about them on Fridays with Vico.


 An Introduction to LBMS and LPS


 Archived and available for your convenience 24/7


 A free online webinar series


 Download the archived webinar using the form below







As prerequisites for the webinar, we ask that you read the following:
Blog Post: Scheduling with Lean Principles (Part 1)
Blog Post: Scheduling with Lean Principles (Part 2)

Article: What Is Location-Based Management System?

Article: Why Choose LBMS over Your Current Scheduling Solution?
Whitepaper: A Comparison of Tradition CPM to Location-Based Scheduling

Whitepaper: The Combination of Last Planner System and Location-Based Management System

Glossary: Sorting through the Acronyms of Construction Scheduling


Learn from your peers with your peers at Fridays with Vico.


See highlights of this Fridays with Vico episode on the video clip below. If the content is meaningful to you and your BIM Team, please download the entire movie using the form below.





System Requirements
PC-based attendees:
Windows® 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server, Vista
Macintosh®-based attendees:
Mac OS® X 10.4 (Tiger®) or newer



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An Introduction to Model-Based Estimating

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Introduction to Vico Office Constructability Manager

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The Business Value of BIM

January 29, 2010


Taking BIM to the Enterprise

January 15, 2010


BIM Knowledge Base of Cost and Time Elements

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Mastering Coordination and Constructability in a Hard Bid

November 13, 2009


Mastering the 5D Cost Plan in a Hard Bid

October 16, 2009


Vico Office Unplugged

October 2, 2009


Scheduling Strategies in a Hard Bid Environment

September 11, 2009


Tracking Changes in Construction Drawing Sets

August 21, 2009


Introducing BIM for Executives

August 7, 2009


Vico Office for Preconstruction and Estimating Teams

July 17, 2009


Connecting the Conceptual Estimate to the MPS

June 26, 2009


BIM 501: Model-Based Estimating

May 15, 2009


BIM 401: Model-Based Scheduling

May 1, 2009


BIM 301 Webinar: New Contract Language

April 17, 2009


BIM 201 Webinar: 3D/4D Coordination

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BIM 101 Webinar

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Swinerton Builders

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Introducing Vico Office

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The McGraw-Hill BIM SmartMarket Report

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Suffolk Construction and the Torrey Pines Project

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Hensel Phelps and the Denver Justice Center

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Trimble and Vico - Bringing BIM to the Field

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Webcor Builders and the Model Progression Specification

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St. Joseph's Mission Hospital Virtual Mock-Up Case Study

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Vico's Win the Deal Bundle

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Vico for Concrete: Lift Drawings and More

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Vico 101: An Introductory Webinar for Virtual Construction

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Virtual Construction with the PCL Family of Companies

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Orchestrating BIM the Vico Way

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LBMS and LBS - the Perfect Pair