College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Philip Barlow, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


The Last Planner System (LPS) is a method of scheduling created by the Lean Construction Institute. The purpose of this project is to introduce the LPS to current students by implementing this lean technique into a construction management lab at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Through discussions with construction professionals and college construction management professors as well as an in depth understanding of the Last Planner System, Forster has successfully created a lesson plan, complete with the necessary materials required in order to properly navigate students through the LPS. Forster is confident this exercise, when applied throughout the course of an entire quarter amid current assignments in a specialized construction lab, will positively influence students’ perception of scheduling and will serve as a mechanism to introduce students to the prevalent lean techniques currently seen throughout the construction industry.