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Lean Construction Institute Honors Hanson Bridgett Partners with Pioneer Award

October 24, 2022 (San Francisco, CA) – Hanson Bridgett LLP is proud to announce that the Lean Construction Institute (LCI) has recognized partners Howard Ashcraft and Lisa Dal Gallo with the Pioneer Award. The Pioneer Award recognizes individuals who have moved the LCI forward in embracing and implementing Lean tools and techniques.

Ashcraft and Dal Gallo have helped transform the design and construction industry by informing/coaching/guiding owners, designers and builders in the specifics around adopting Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), and through the development of contracts and negotiation of legal terms and conditions that support LPDS and IPD. Together they have structured over 140 IPD projects both nationally and internationally, and also incorporated LPDS into design build projects for many public works projects. Through their work, they have assisted in the development of the theoretical and practical underpinning for Integrated Project Delivery, along with other members of the American Institute of Architects California interdisciplinary taskforce, and ConsensusDocs interdisciplinary taskforce.

"LCI is a change leader that has guided and improved the design and construction industry. I am honored to have participated and contributed my small part to an industry that I have been involved in for over 35 years, and for which I am passionate. I am truly honored to be a recipient of the prestigious Pioneer Award," said Dal Gallo. Ashcraft remarked, “Efficiently delivering quality infrastructure is critical to a healthy, equitable society. LCI is meeting this challenge and we are honored to be amongst the Pioneers who have made a difference.”

Both were recognized during an award ceremony at the 24th annual LCI Congress in New Orleans, LA on Thursday, October 20, 2022.

About The Lean Construction Institute (LCI)

LCI is a non-profit organization created in 1997. Its purpose is to transform the design and build environment through reforming production management in design, engineering and construction for capital facilities. LCI has developed the Lean Project Delivery System™ (LPDS) that applies lean principles pioneered in manufacturing to construction. LPDS tools facilitate planning and control, maximize value, and minimize waste throughout the design and construction process. LCI’s national headquarters is located in Arlington, VA.

About Hanson Bridgett LLP

Hanson Bridgett LLP is a full service AmLaw 200 law firm with more than 200 attorneys across California. Creating a diverse workforce by fostering an atmosphere of belonging and intentional support has been a priority at Hanson Bridgett since its founding in 1958. We are dedicated to creating an environment that provides opportunities for people with varied backgrounds, both for attorneys and administrative professionals. We are also committed to the communities where our employees live and work and consider it part of our professional obligation to serve justice by encouraging and supporting pro bono and social impact work.

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