Our Team

Paz earned a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. Paz is the author of several publications in prestigious peer-reviewed journals and conference proceeding. She has presented her research to practitioners and academics internationally. She has taught workshops around the world including: UC Berkeley; Oslo, Norway; San Francisco, California; and Santiago, Chile.

Paz Arroyo earned her bachelors and MSc in civil engineering from Catholic University in Chile. She has experience in lean consulting in Chile with GEPUC and in the US with Gensler. She worked in a construction company in Chile, Mas Errazuriz, which specializes in mining tunnels, industrial mining, and hydroelectric projects. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor at Catholic University in Chile teaching sustainable construction and decision-making.

Doanh graduated with a B.S. (with honors) in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Irvine. He holds a management of technology (MOT) certificate from the Haas School of Business and a M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. His interests lies in the intersection of Lean Construction and technology.

He has experience researching and consulting on large complex Lean construction projects that range in value from $10 million to over $1 billion. His expertise is in Lean Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and Target Value Design (TVD). IPD aims to better align the commercial interests of the owner, architect, engineers, contractor, and trade partners to produce projects that are optimize for the whole and promotes collaboration, cooperation, and innovation. TVD is a management practice for achieving cost predictability in construction projects. His research has shown that TVD/IPD projects resulted in higher quality products, required less contingency, and had a lower likelihood of costoverruns than the industry benchmark. On average TVD/IPD projects cost 15% to 20% less than similiar projects delivered through the traditional design-bid-build method.

Robin is a graduate of MIT where she earned her B.S. in civil engineering, after which she practiced structural engineering at KPFF Consulting Engineers in Los Angeles, California. She earned a M.S. in Engineering and Project Management from the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of California, Berkeley. At UC Berkeley, she conducted research with the Building Technology and Urban Systems Department at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Labs (LBL). Her research was focused on improving designer's ability to make informed decisions about complex building systems while still in schematic design.

After graduate school, she worked for The Boldt Co. as a production engineer, leading the Lean Construction efforts on a major healthcare project in Northern California. She has experience applying the Last Planner® and Takt-time scheduling to complex construction projects.