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.