May 14, 2020
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

From 15 Offices to 500: Project Execution in the WFH Era

A Webinar Brought to You by Ghafari + LCI

Amid the current pandemic, millions of people are housebound and have made the sudden transition to working from home. In this Lean Construction Institute webinar, you’ll hear from Ghafari’s IT, practice technology, and discipline leaders about how the 500-person firm has adapted to a different mode of working and continues to successfully execute complex design projects with an entirely remote team.

The webinar will cover Ghafari’s communication strategies, workflow adjustments, and technology enhancements, what has worked (and what hasn’t), and how to navigate the challenges of collaborating as a distributed team without compromising client responsiveness.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about developing and implementing a business continuity strategy that enables flexibility in work arrangements and facilitates a quick transition to an entirely remote workforce
  • Hear about best practices in managing distributed teams, including how to apply lean principles and tools to keep team members closely connected and support efficient project delivery
  • Learn about the challenges that come with differing levels of IT infrastructure across hundreds of home offices and how to mitigate them

Presenters from Ghafari

  • Scott Adams, AIA, LEED AP – Director of Virtual Design + Construction
  • Becky Barry, AIA, NCARB – Manager of Architecture
  • Bob Bell – Chief Information Officer
  • Samir Emdanat – Director of Management Services + vPlanner Product Development