The Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation Research Core Research (NEESR-CR): Full-Scale Structural and Nonstructural Building System Performance during Earthquakes Experiment was developed to test the earthquake performance of a five-story full-scale concrete building outfitted with typical nonstructural components and furnishings common to Intensive Care Units (ICU), offices and computer service spaces. In order to conduct these experiments, a structure needed to be built to house all of the non-structural components. The project was conducted with a limited budget, so industry partners were asked to donate labor and materials in return for having their systems tested as part of the experiment. Since most of the work on the structure would be in the form of donated or inkind work, standard construction management and scheduling practices did not adequately capture all of the activities necessary to properly construct the facility. This paper provides an overview of the research conducted and develops the framework for the methodology utilized during the successful planning of a complex construction project utilizing in-kind and donated materials and labor. This paper also provides the overall project timeline and documents the efforts required to complete the planning and scheduling utilizing the lean construction principles.