IGLC 2020

Ph.D. Summer School

Saturday-Sunday July 11 - 12, 2020

Saturday-Sunday July 11 - 12, 2020

IGLC28 PhD Summer School

**Now being held virtually via Zoom**


The 2020 IGLC28 International Doctoral Summer School will provide an opportunity for postgraduate research students to present their work and receive feedback from a panel of senior Lean Construction academics. This two-day event supports in-depth discussion of current research in the field of Lean Construction (including research into Lean & BIM, Lean & Sustainability, etc.). Additionally, this program offers students an opportunity to (1) collect feedback on their research and presentation styles, (2) engage in discussion with leaders in the Lean Construction community, and (3) meet like-minded peer students researching similar topics and develop new connections that may lead to future research collaboration.

The Summer School is organized to foster discussion – student presenters have 15 minutes to present their work, followed by 25 minutes of discussion. Students report this is one of the most valuable parts of the conference since it offers them an opportunity to improve their research proposals. The Summer School will also offer instruction on problem statement and research methodology formation to help students make relevant and original contributions within the Lean Construction domain.

Clarissa N. Biotto, PhD

James P. Smith, PhD

Who can attend?

All postgraduate research students who conduct research in Lean Construction are welcome to apply to become a presenter or a listener in the Summer School. Student presenters will share their work with peers and a panel of Lean Construction experts. Student listeners are more likely to be at an early stage of research development, so they will primarily participate in the discussion of their peers’ research. However, time and space permitting, Lean Construction experts may meet with student listeners in a separate room to provide individual guidance. Acceptance as a student presenter or listener is subject to availability of slots in the program schedule.

Registration for Summer School

The Deans of the 2020 IGLC28 Summer School are Dr. Clarissa Biotto (clarissa.biotto@ufscar.br) of the Federal University of Sao Carlos, UFSCar, Brazil, and Dr. James P. Smith (james_smith@byu.edu) of Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA. Dr. Biotto and Dr. Smith will process all applications for Summer School presenters and listeners. After approval, accepted Summer School student presenters and listeners will be able to participate in the Summer School.

Timetable submissions

30 March 2020

Deadline for submission of extended abstracts

26 April 2020

Selection of student presenters and decision regarding acceptance of extended abstracts and feedback from reviewers.

17 May 2020

Submission of final version of extended abstracts (if any changes were made). Final extended abstracts will be shared among Summer School participants.

14 June 2020

Submission of PowerPoint presentations to Summer School deans.


Student presentations, faculty feedback and keynote speakers will highlight this 2-day event. Details will be finalized once presenters have been selected.


If you are interested in participating in the 2020 IGLC28 Summer School, please submit your extended abstract (maximum 1200 words) via the CMT website. You will need to register for an account if you are new to the CMT system. Instructions for the Summer School application and Extended Abstracts can be downloadedhere.