Pipeline Workshops™: Disruptive Learning

“The concept of production building being a ‘pipeline’, along with the simple and straight-forward concepts discussed in this seminar, made this one of the most eye-opening experiences I have ever had when it comes to learning about production building.”  (Patrick Bukszar, Division President, Essex Homes (now a part of Stanley Martin Communities), Lexington, SC)

“The Pipeline workshop™ was an eye-opening experience.  I took away invaluable insight on what it takes to operate a profitable homebuilding company.”   (Daniel Hopkins, Director of Purchasing/Estimating, Jeff Benton Homes, Huntsville, AL)

“I walked away with a new perspective on making returns in residential homebuilding that challenged the models and assumptions I have worked under.”  (Mark Carter, Operations Manager, Drees Homes, Jacksonville, FL)

“It was quite intense, challenging, and not for the intellectually lazy”. (Scott Sedam, President, TrueNorth Development, South Lyon, MI)

Our intent in delivering a Pipeline workshop™ – plainly and simply – is to open builders’ eyes, open them wider than they have ever been opened, and make the learning as disruptive as possible to conventional, long-accepted ways of thinking.

Our aim is not simply inform builders’ thinking;  our aim is to reform it – and to re-form it.  We want to change builders’ thinking about homebuilding production, and, in so doing, rebuild it as a new understanding of homebuilding production.

To that end, Pipeline workshops™ use two unique tools:

Pipeline games™ are both a production simulator and a business game, and they are largely what make Pipeline workshops™ so intense, so interactive, so competitive, so unique, so worthwhile.  Already the best production simulator in the business (and the only one of its kind), we have made the Pipeline game™ even better over the past eight years, by getting to the results faster, by giving it an income/operating statement that looks exactly like a homebuilding company, by comparing integrated and outsourced building models, and more.

RB Builders: Lessons from the Pipeline© is an MBA-level business case developed specifically for Pipeline workshops™. It presents a set of problems related to a very realistic homebuilding operation, problems that attendees are required to solve, as a team, in real time;  it is a test that challenges their knowledge and understanding of both production and business principles.

Pipeline games™ and the RB Builders: Lessons from the Pipeline© business case are the type of tools that make, what was already known for its unique, engaging, and challenging format, a much sharper learning experience.

Pipeline workshops™:  creating a visual image of homebuilding production;  making the connection between operating decisions and the business outcomes those decisions drive;  ushering in a new way of systems-oriented thinking – a paradigm shift – towards solving core problems, managing constrained capacity, dealing with variation and uncertainty, and managing homebuilding production as the specific and particular workflow that it is;  emphasizing the actions that enable builders to thrive on the velocity side of Return on Assets, to thrive on the velocity side of economic return®.

Come.  Participate.  Learn.


The next Pipeline workshop™ will be held October 14-15, 2021, at the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.  Attendance is limited to only 30 attendees.  The cost is $895.00 per person;  the cost during early registration, open through August 20, 2021, is $750.00.  For team pricing, inquire here (flgroves@saiconsulting.com).

Delivered by SAI Consulting.  Sponsored by Simpson Strong-Tie.

For more details:  www.buildervelocity.com