What We Do
CIDCI brings together deep thinkers from diverse disciplines and communities to advance change in the design and construction industry.
In 2020, CIDCI will repeat three groundbreaking events:
March 16-18, 2020
The Center for Innovation and Design in the Construction Industry (CIDCI) is pleased to partner with UC Berkeley to launch an Innovation Lab aimed at teaching individuals from the design and construction industries how to frame and solve complex problems by leveraging the skillsets and mindsets of innovation.
Participants in the the Innovation Lab will spend three days learning tools from design and systems thinking, hearing from expert guest speakers that have made change in their own industries, and engaging in conversations with leaders from a variety of organizations. They will leave with an appreciation of how to better understand their customers, how to frame opportunities within messy problem spaces, how to conduct rapid experiments to test new product or service offerings, and how to tell stories about ideas in a way that resonates with leadership.
Note that this is a three day event and the participation fee, for non-sponsors, including meals and materials, is $3500.
Have questions about this event? Contact us here.
CIDCI reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the event.
What past participants say about the Innovation Lab
“On the second day of the Innovation lab, my boss asked if I was making any good contacts (for the company.) Oh, yeah, I told him I’m making amazing contacts but more importantly, I’m learning a new way to think. Now that’s amazing.”
“The Lab was a great experience focused on the tools and process to be innovative vs. “one” innovation subject. These tools are invaluable.”
“The (Innovation Lab) experience was amazing. Key tools and concepts were learned in a very short time and made real by practicing with other industry practitioners.”
Swedish Study Trip
May 25-29, 2020
Led by Stanford University Professor Jerker Lessing, this study trip to Sweden will include visits to leading companies, factories and projects applying Industrialized Construction in various ways. Meetings with experts from academia and industry organizations will complement company visits and contribute to a deep understanding of Industrialized Construction in Sweden.
Jerker is also the R&D director of BoKlok.
(Study trip costs paid by attendees.)
October 9, 2020
San Francisco, CA
The Center for Innovation in the Design and Construction Industry hosts the annual Fall Forum as a cross-disciplinary convening of owners, builders, designers and regulators. Attended by Bay Area and international leaders, the Forum has included speakers from Google, Facebook, Center for Disease Control, Factory OS, Gensler, DPR, UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and more. We are planning the 2020 conference now so let us know if you have ideas!