LIPS 2018 Steering Committee
Chairman, LIPS Steering Committee
Mr. Bade is a California registered architect with an M. Arch and a B. Sci. from UC Berkeley and is Associate Vice Chancellor - Capital Programs at the University of California San Francisco. He has oversight responsibility for over current 140 capital projects and a program commitment of over $2.7 billion over 10 years, including over $400 million for seismic remediation projects. Mr. Bade is a key participant in UCSF’s physical and capital planning processes. Prior to joining UC, Mr. Bade spent nearly 12 years in Tokyo, Japan engaged in architectural design, project management, and program delivery for a wide range of international companies in the high-technology, international banking, software, pharmaceuticals, and photographic imaging industries. In Japan, he was exposed to cutting-edge practices in building technology, design-build project delivery, and construction quality. These made a lasting impression, and motivated him to explore lean design and construction methods upon my return to California. He is past Chair of the Board of the Lean Construction Institute, and also past President of the San Francisco Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (2011), and a past member of the California Council of the AIA (2012-13). He has worked in the University of California Office of the President, providing coordination and oversight services for projects system-wide. In his spare time (assuming he has any) he enjoys photography, travel, hiking in wild nature, music, and long dinners with friends.
Positions: Current Research Director, Project Production Systems Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley Visiting Professor, Norwegian University of Science & Technology Positions: Previous Associate Adjunct Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of California Berkeley, 1989-2011 Independent Management Consultant, 1986-present Consultant, Interaction Associates, 1985-86 Internal Management Consultant, Bechtel Corporation, 1982-85 Manager of Productivity Improvement, Brown & Root, 1980-82 Project Engineer, Brown and Root, 1978-80 Pipefitter, Brown and Root, 1976-78 Education PhD, Civil Engineering, University of Birmingham, UK MBA, Production Management, Holy Names University, Oakland, CA MA, Philosophy, University of California, Davis BA, Liberal Arts, St. John’s College at Santa Fe Career Accomplishments Developed the Last Planner System of Production Control, 1991 Co-founded the International Group for Lean Construction, 1993 Co-founded the Lean Construction Institute, 1997 Adapted Target Costing for use in the Construction Industry, 2002 Co-founded the Project Production Systems Laboratory, 2005 Initiated Lean in Public Sector Construction, 2006
Brian has over 15 year experience in the Construction sector in Ireland, UK, Europe, Middle East and the US, working on Hotel’s, Hospital’s, Food production facilities, ICT & Pharmaceutical projects before moving to the Educational sector as a lecturer in Building Services Engineering, Project Management & Construction in the Dublin Institute of Technology in 2002. Brian is currently a member of the Lean Construction Institute (LCI) Ireland leadership group and is Joint Chairperson of the LCI Ireland, Education Training & Development Forum. Brian was past President of the Ireland chapter of the PMI and Chairperson of the Project Management Society of Engineers Ireland.