Michigan State University
550 S. Harrison Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
Tariq Abdelhamid is Chief Lean Performance Officer with the Residential and Hospitality (RHS) Division at Michigan State University (MSU), working with colleagues on a lean transformation journey. He also holds an Associate Professor of Lean Construction appointment at the School of Planning, Design and Construction, at MSU. His research focus at MSU is on the discovery, exploration, and application of new theories and methods to arrive at the most efficient and effective Workflow Management practices in Construction environments.
Trained by Greg Howell and Glenn Ballard (founders of the Lean Construction Institute (LCI), USA), Tariq co-founded and is co-Editor of the Lean Construction Journal since its inception in 2003. Tariq served as the Lean/IPD Coach for the recently completed (Jan 2013) Shaw Hall Dining Renovation project at MSU, the first Integrated Lean Project Delivery project at a public university in the United States.
Tariq was a member of the first AGC Lean Construction Steering Committee, and he was also involved (2009-2013) as a subject matter expert and content developer in the Associated General Contractors of America ongoing effort to develop a comprehensive Lean Construction Education Program (LCEP), and is a certified LCEP instructor. Tariq also works on Lean Construction and Integrated Lean Project Delivery engagements with design and construction teams on projects of any budget size, supporting client teams in Lean Construction transformation journeys, and coaching teams on using relational contracts. Tariq frequently works as a Lean Construction and Production Advisor to Enovio (www.enovio.com) and The ReAlignment Group (www.projectrealign.com).
Prior to joining MSU, he was trained and worked as a Lean Production subject matter expert for Ford Motor Company – Ford Product Development System (FPDS). He also provided project management and scheduling expertise and services to vehicle programs to guarantee successful project completion. He co-developed a training class on project management for the powertrain operations division at Ford. He also worked as a Scheduler/Planner for PAC Project Advisors, and an Engineer III for the University of Michigan Construction Engineering and Management Office.
Tariq earned a PhD in Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering and Management (’99), and two master’s degrees in Industrial and Operations Engineering (‘97) and Construction Engineering and Management (‘95) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering (‘93) from Alexandria University, Egypt.