This past week, the Stanford / PPI Modern Construction Certificate Program kicked off with a 5-day in-person introductory workshop held at the University of Lima in Peru. Participants explored how Operations Science is used to design and optimize project production systems, from design through construction including the application of offsite assembly, industrialized construction and various supporting technologies. 

Project Production Management and its underlying foundation of Operations Science enables projects to be delivered faster, safer, with less environmental impact, at lower cost and with less use of cash, predictably. Throughout this six-month program, participants will be applying Operations Science principles to their projects to see these results first-hand.

As one participant commented during the kick-off week, “This is what a top-notch class looks like for understanding Operations Science. A deep understanding of this makes a big difference to the level of production we can reach in our projects. The start of the Modern Construction Certification Program with PPI and Stanford University has left me with a lot of knowledge and many things to think about being able to do on our sites."

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PPI works to increase the value Engineering and Construction provides to the economy and society. PPI researches and disseminates knowledge related to the application of Project Production Management (PPM) and technology for the optimization of complex and critical energy, industrial and civil infrastructure projects.