Offsite Fabrication Done “Right”

Track 1 Basic Course – Industrialized Construction Certificate Program

Join us for a two-day intro course – Offsite Fabrication Done “Right” which will be held at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo on March 16-17, 2023.

This course introduces participants to proven and effective concepts, tools and applications for offsite assembly/fabrication.

“What a great time these past two days.  I was inspired and intrigued by all the wonderful content.  I look forward to subsequent tracks!”

Ray Boff, DPR Construction
PPI & Cal Poly Offsite Fabrication Course Attendee

Course Details

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This program will benefit specialty contractors, general contractors, owners, construction managers, architects, engineers and suppliers who are involved in or responsible for work offsite, contemplating moving work offsite, and/or looking to adopt production management methods to modernize construction.

WHEN: Thursday, March 16th- Friday, March 17th, 2023 from 8:00am – 5:00pm each day.

WHERE: Construction Innovations Center located at Cal Poly’s Construction Management Department (Building 186) in San Luis Obispo, CA.

INVESTMENT: $1500 per participant includes two-day in-person basic course with continental breakfast, lunch and Thursday signature dinner. This does not include parking, lodging or transportation.

WHAT: TRACK 1 – Offsite Fabrication Done “Right”: Two-day in-person introduction to PPM concepts, tools and applications using simulations and case examples in the Track 1 Basic Course “Offsite Fabrication Done Right.” Course also includes evaluation of various application opportunities and preparation for Level 2 course.


H. James Choo, PhD
Project Production Institute

Roberto Arbulu
Project Production Institute

Paul Redden
Professor, Cal Poly Construction Management

Lonny Simonian
Professor, Cal Poly Construction Management

Course Objectives

Understand the unique attributes of fabrication / job shop vs manufacturing and other forms or production systems

Learn how to map and model a Fabrication / Job Shop Production System

Understand the Five Levers of Optimization and how they are used applied to a job shop

Create a plan to implement course learning

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