Lean Construction Events: Classes, Workshops, and Lean Coffee

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Collaboration & Integration

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Fri
08:00 AM - 03:30 PM
08:00 AM - 03:30 PM
2022 Industry Day (San Diego CoP)
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Come join us for a fun day of learning how Lean practices are being successfully utilized in businesses, design and construction.  We’re excited to host this day of in person interaction after a three year hiatus!  See the line up: Morning Session 8:00 – 8:30 am  Registration & Breakfast 8:30 – 8:45 am  Welcome & Opening Remarks 8:45 – 9:45 am  Lean Construction at Genentech   9:45 – 10:45 am  Taylor Guitars 10:45 – 11:00 am  Morning Break 11:00 am – 12:00 pm  We’re in the People Business – Chick-Fil-A   12:00 – 12:45 pm  Lunch Break   Afternoon Session 12:45 – 2:00 pm  Design Thinking Application to Lean Healthcare Design 2:00 – 2:10 pm  Afternoon Break 2:10- 3:10 pm...
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Networking Event: IPD Trends in the Automotive Industry - Case Study (St. Louis CoP)
Illinois - Chicago
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We are excited to invite you to our first in-person networking event of the year with other members of the St Louis LCI’s Community of Practice. The Boldt Company, PayneCrest Electrical and Alberici Constructors will present on the current Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) trends in the automotive industry. Not able to attend in person? No problem, the presentation will be streamed via zoom. Refreshments will be available for those attending in person. Join us in person or virtually and learn more about IPD and our Community of Practice. Speakers: Jeff Shipley is the President of Southern and Western Operations at the Boldt Company. Jeff has over 15 years of construction experience in the industrial and automotive markets with strong focus...
07:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Lean Roadshow SUNNYVALE – Engage with Lean Experts in Your Backyard!
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Join us for the Lean Roadshow as we bring top-quality Lean learning to your backyard. Get highly applicable instruction targeted to your specific experience level on either of the two days of immersive education. This program will create the environment that will spark enthusiasm and curiosity, and share tools to start and/or support you on your Lean journey. The Lean Roadshow will promote education, networking and first-hand experience from those who are industry experts. Registration is limited to Day 1 OR Day 2 for each registrant.
03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Healthcare Construction Faceoff: Volumetric Modular VS Manufactured Kit-of-Parts (Northern California CoP)
California - Northern California
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This presentation will give an in-depth look into how owner, architect, general contractor, and specialty contractor worked together to build a medical exam room and unisex restroom two ways – volumetric modular and manufactured kit-of-parts. This collaborative R&D initiative was launched   with a shared goal to increase speed to market for the owner while also creating a process and standardized design documents that can be leveraged on future construction. Speakers: Makayla Oei, Mark III Construction – Makayla has over 15 years of experience within construction. In 2015, Makayla made the move to Mark III and is currently director of preconstruction for the MEP manufacturing innovation segment of the company. She is skilled in growing contractor relationships, virtual construction, and manufacturing...
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A Hybrid Lean Coffee - (Minnesota CoP)
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Join us for a Lean Coffee to learn and support each other in our Lean endeavors! Take part in an open conversation in a safe, small and low-pressure environment about the topics that are relevant to our Lean community. We want to hear about the problems you are solving, the issues you want to solve, and lessons you’ve learned on your Lean Journey. No previous Lean experience is required. Participants from cross functional roles as designers, constructors, owners, trades partners, and associations propose discussion topics around any subject about which they want to learn – THERE ARE NO IRRELEVANT DISCUSSION TOPICS! Each proposer takes 15 to 30 seconds to pitch their topic, written on a sticky note, to the group....
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
WEBINAR: How Daily Huddles can Increase Productivity 30% plus how to make Team Meetings GREAT
Virtual
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This fast-paced 3-part webinar is for construction and design leaders whether working in the field or the office. (1) Dan and Andy will first look at Daily Huddles in the field (the who, what, when and how) including case histories to demonstrate teams who got a 30% increase in productivity by using Daily Huddles (yes, really). (2) Then for office teams they’ll dive into how using Kanban – whether in person or virtually – can help bring the same level of efficiency to your office teams. (3) Finally – stick around for this – they’ll offer 5 keys to having GREAT team meetings (not the slow, boring kind) whether in person or virtual. This is a CAN’T-MISS webinar from two...
15
Mon
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Lean Golf (Milwaukee CoP)
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Golf event with Lean practices applied
16
Tue
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
LCI Lean Learning Series - A3 Thinking (Cascadia-Portland CoP)
Illinois - Chicago
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This topic introduces A3 Thinking for collaborative problem solving. Participants will learn the definition of an A3, the problem solving structure with explanation of each step of the A3 format. The LCI Lean Learning Series is a facilitated discussion-oriented event focused on a specific Lean subject matter.The event is more structured than a Lean Coffee yet shorter and less structured than a LCI education course.Its purpose is to provide just enough knowledge base to kick start an engaging Lean discussion amongst the participants. Facilitator: Jeff Loeb, Jacobs
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Wed
03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
World's Largest Mass Timber Building (Milwaukee CoP)
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Using Pull tool best practices, the Ascent Building project team shares how strategy and planning helped the construction of the highest mass timber structure in North America.  3:00-4:00 pm – Networking  4:00-5:00 pm – Presentation  5:00-6:00 pm – Networking  Speakers: Tim Gokhman, New Land EnterprisesTim oversees development, acquisition and business management for New Land Enterprises. Under Tim’s guidance, New Land has embraced a culture of innovation, implementing new materials, technologies, and design philosophies. Driven by a belief that cities thrive when they are inclusive, walkable, and culturally vibrant, Tim’s visionary leadership creates value while prioritizing public-private partnerships and meaningful community engagement. Alex Venuti, C.D. Smith ConstructionAlex received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee....
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
A Lean Happy Hour (Arizona CoP)
Arizona
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Join us for a Lean Happy Hour to learn and support each other in our Lean endeavors! Take part in an open conversation in a safe, small and low-pressure environment about the topics that are relevant to our Lean community. We want to hear about the problems you are solving, the issues you want to solve, and lessons you’ve learned on your Lean Journey. No previous Lean experience is required.Participants from cross functional roles such as designers, contractors, owners, trade partners and associations propose discussion topics around any subject about which they want to learn – THERE ARE NO IRRELEVANT DISCUSSION TOPICS!! Each proposer takes 15-30 seconds to pitch their topic, written on a sticky note, to the group. Once...
07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Lean Coffee - “Getting back in the habit…” In-person, Collaboration, Commitment to Lean (Ohio Valley CoP)
Ohio - Ohio Valley
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Join us for a Lean Coffee to learn and support each other in our Lean endeavors! Take part in an open conversation in a safe, small and low-pressure environment about the topics that are relevant to our Lean community. We want to hear about the problems you are solving, the issues you want to solve, and lessons you’ve learned on your Lean Journey.  No previous Lean experience is required. Participants from cross functional roles as designers, constructors, owners, trades partners, and associations propose discussion topics around any subject about which they want to learn – THERE ARE NO IRRELEVANT DISCUSSION TOPICS! Each proposer takes 15 to 30 seconds to pitch their topic, written on a sticky note, to the group....
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
A Focused Lean Coffee: Lean Design + Steel Erection improving project throughout on 3 projects (Cascadia-Seattle CoP)
Cascadia-Seattle
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Apex Steel Inc., CPL Inc., will be in attendance sharing how they are applying lean Design + construction to their projects and how they are reaping tangible benefits. Structural Steel Erection rates of 1,800 pieces in 100 hrs No safety incidents Worker productivity upwards of $ 600 per hour of WIP installed Key methodologies: Executive leadership from APEX and CPL collaborating on erection details and design regarding installation. Zone planning and the importance of crane placement and shakeout yards The use of buffers for supply chain management. Daily production measurements counts. Improvement project after project, building on best practices Focus on quality first for design, layout and installation resulting in ZERO RFI’s This will be an open discussion to ask...
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Thu
07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
A Lean Coffee (Chicago CoP)
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Join us for an in-person Lean Coffee to learn and support each other in our Lean endeavors! Take part in an open conversation in a safe, small and low-pressure environment about the topics that are relevant to our Lean community. We want to hear about the problems you are solving, the issues you want to solve, and lessons you’ve learned on your Lean Journey.  No previous Lean experience is required. Participants from cross functional roles as designers, constructors, owners, trades partners, and associations propose discussion topics around any subject about which they want to learn – THERE ARE NO IRRELEVANT DISCUSSION TOPICS! Each proposer takes 15 to 30 seconds to pitch their topic, written on a sticky note, to the...
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
WEBINAR: Introduction to Building Responsibility/Accountability in Companies and Teams
Virtual
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This program will teach why personal responsibility is so important to building a Lean culture. Participants will learn to distinguish responsible versus non-responsible behavior and the outcomes of these contrasting environments. They will leave with a set of skills and tools to practice that lead to greater individual and team accountability and greater safety in dealing with mistakes, behavioral issues and all challenging situations with colleagues, customers and business partners.
03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Metro Apex Gemba Walk (Northern Ohio CoP)
Ohio - Northern Ohio
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The Metro Apex Gemba Walk will consist of a tour of a 306,000 SF Outpatient Medical Facility as well as an 875 car parking garage. The tour will last approximately 1 hour followed up by a discussion of observations and Lean Principles. Jobsite Host: Joe Schilens, Turner Construction Company Joe has over 20 years of experience with Turner Construction. As a Superintendent, Joe has led multiple teams through the use of the Last Planner System achieving predictable and timely project deadlines.
03:30 PM - 05:30 PM
LCI Lean Learning Series: What Is Lean? (Central Florida CoP)
Florida - Central Florida
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This topic introduces Lean Project Delivery as relevant to the design and construction industry, compares conventional delivery with Lean delivery outcomes and describes the goals and benefits of Lean. Participants will learn the key principles that are foundational to Lean as the LCI 6 Tenets of Lean in detail. The LCI Lean Learning Series is a facilitated discussion-oriented event focused on a specific Lean subject matter.The event is more structured than a Lean Coffee yet shorter and less structured than a LCI education course.Its purpose is to provide just enough knowledge base to kick start an engaging Lean discussion amongst the participants. Facilitator: Kevin Labrecque, Sevan Solutions Over twenty-five years of project management and operational leadership in the construction industry....

National Events

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LCI Congress

October

For nearly 25 years, Congress is where your Lean community comes together for unparalleled knowledge-sharing across disciplines. Attendees come back year after year to reconnect while sharing experiences and successes—and return home with critical, actionable knowledge. Upcoming dates include:

LCI Congress

Lean in Design Forum

May

As a member of the design community, your involvement in the beginning of the project planning process is crucial. From saving the team from delivering projects late to ensuring the greatest value in these projects, your role is vital to your team’s success. Lean in design can help you continue to exceed expectations!

Lean in Design Forum
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Respect for People

June

This is an event for all roles in the AEC industry. The issue of mental health and well-being effects all of us, whether we work in the Design Community (Architects, Engineers), with a trade partner, in preconstruction and estimating, or for an Owner or general contractor.

Respect for People

Lean Roadshow

Various Dates

The Lean Roadshow has been designed to offer attendees of Day 1 foundational information and hands-on learning simulations. Day 2 is designed for the more experienced Lean Construction practitioner and will focus on a more advanced and in-depth application of the Last Planner System® within a real-world context.

Lean Roadshow

Webinars

Virtual Learning Sessions

Expand your Lean education with no travel downtime or lost work days. LCI offers webinars on a variety of Lean principles conducted by LCI instructors and industry experts with real life case studies and examples.

Webinars

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