Lean Construction Events: Classes, Workshops, and Lean Coffee

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06
Tue
03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Nashville Community of Practice
03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Pre-Fabrication Mechanical & Plumbing Shop Tour
Nashville Community of Practice
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  Speaker: Jason Felts, icon Mechanical Parking is available onsite. Light refreshments will be available.   Hard Hat and Safety Glasses will be required for shop tour. Please no open toe shoes.
08
Thu
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Webinar
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Is LCI Certification Right for You?
Webinar
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  Registration for this webinar will close 30 minutes before the webinar starts and you will receive an email with the webinar registration link immediately after registering. If you register the day of, you will receive your confirmation directly before the start of the webinar. Please use the registration link email to add this webinar to your calendar. If you are not able to attend the webinar due to time zone or scheduling misunderstandings, no refunds are given – there are no exceptions! **This webinar will be recorded and a link will be sent to all registrants**
14
Wed
05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Northern California Community of Practice
05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Last Planner System® in Design
Northern California Community of Practice
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    Instructors: Larry Summerfield, SE holds a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering and has worked for Buehler Engineering as a structural engineer and Associate Principal for 35 years. He has specialized in improving the design process through developing and incorporating tools on many Lean and IPD Healthcare projects. He has presented at LCI COP’s and LCI Congress on the use of Lean tools such as the Last Planner System, Choosing by Advantages, BIM and Target Value Design.     Ron Migliori, SE. LCI NorCal Core Group Member Emeritus is past president and current Advisory Board member for DBIA Western Pacific Region. Ron has participated on more than two dozen IPD projects and numerous design-build projects. His passion over the years...
15
Thu
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Los Angeles & Orange County Community of Practice
03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Georgia Community of Practice
03:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Wisconsin Community of Practice
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Intro to Choosing by Advantages Sound Decisionmaking
Webinar
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  Registration for this webinar will close 30 minutes before the webinar starts and you will receive an email with the webinar registration link immediately after registering. If you register the day of, you will receive your confirmation directly before the start of the webinar. Please use the registration link email to add this webinar to your calendar. If you are not able to attend the webinar due to time zone or scheduling misunderstandings, or cancel after the registration deadline, no refunds are given – there are no exceptions! **This webinar will be recorded and a link will be sent to all paid registrants**
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Lean Construction Scrum Training (A Virtual Event)
Los Angeles & Orange County Community of Practice
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        Benefits of the Training Program: Enhanced Project Efficiency: Participants learn how to streamline processes and eliminate waste, leading to more efficient project delivery. Improved Communication and Collaboration: Agile practices promote transparency and collaboration among project stakeholders, fostering a more cohesive team environment. Adaptability to Change: Agile methodologies enable teams to respond quickly to changes in project requirements or external factors, reducing project delays and improving responsiveness. Increased Stakeholder Satisfaction: By focusing on delivering value early and frequently, participants learn how to meet client expectations and enhance stakeholder satisfaction. Learning Objectives: Understanding Lean principles in the context of construction. Identifying wastes and inefficiencies in traditional construction practices. Exploring the benefits of applying Lean concepts for improved project...
03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
A Lean Beer
Georgia Community of Practice
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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. Once all topics have been pitched, voting begins to establish a priority for discussing the topics. Topics are then ordered from highest to lowest votes and examined accordingly. Participants will receive 8 minutes of time to discuss the topic. After 8 minutes there will be a ‘thumbs up/ thumbs down’ to decide whether or not the discussion should continue. Thumbs up equals 4 more minutes on the clock. This...
03:30 PM - 06:00 PM
MILWAUKEE AREA - Prefabrication Process Discussion
Wisconsin Community of Practice
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Presentation of prefabrication process by JM Brennan followed by a tour of their fabrication line.   Speaker: Justin Harer, Director of Construction Operations – JM Brennan JM Brennan parking lot and on street parking are available. Registration is Free – bring a colleague! Capacity is limited – register today! Beverages will be provided by our event sponsor:   
16
Fri
08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
San Diego Community of Practice
08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Two Simulation Exercises: Pull Planning and
San Diego Community of Practice
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Two Simulation Exercises: Be the First to Experience A Simple Simulation to Introduce Pull Planning (David and Summer Umstot) Take this opportunity to be the first to experience this newly developed simulation to introduce pull planning developed specifically for use at the upcoming 2024 LCI Congress in San Diego.   One element of the Last Planner System® is Pull Planning – a fundamental planning method to identify the critical work that releases work through engaging project team members. Essential ingredients are COLLABORATION and HAND-OFFS.  A good, simple pull plan simulation gives participants the experience of COLLABORATION so that they are inspired to try it on their next project with more confidence or bring the tool back to share it with others. ...
19
Mon
09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Wisconsin Community of Practice
09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
4th Annual Lean Golf
Wisconsin Community of Practice
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21
Wed
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Chicago Community of Practice
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
A Virtual Lean Coffee
Chicago Community of Practice
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  Registration is free – Please pre-register.          
22
Thu
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Webinar
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Gemba Walks for Construction
Webinar
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Registration for this webinar will close 30 minutes before the webinar starts and you will receive an email with the webinar registration link immediately after registering. If you register the day of, you will receive your confirmation directly before the start of the webinar. <br / > <br /> Please use the registration link email to add this webinar to your calendar. If you are not able to attend the webinar due to time zone or scheduling misunderstandings, no refunds are given – there are no exceptions! <br /> <br /> **This webinar will be recorded and a link will be sent to all paid registrants**
23
Fri
11:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Colorado Community of Practice
11:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Agilent Pharmaceutical Project Site Visit
Colorado Community of Practice
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Lunch will be provided. Continue on Eagle Boulevard past the Turner Job Office to Carbide Street.  Park in the Worker Parking/Trailer lot on Carbide Street. You must bring personal protective equipment for the site visit portion of this event:  helmet, safety vest, safety glasses, safety gloves, boots.     
27
Tue
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
New England Community of Practice
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Sweat Equity Improvement:
New England Community of Practice
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Most Improvement efforts are focused on optimizing outcomes and fail to account for the value in serving the men and women who do the work. This learning experience is intended to equip attendees with a model focused on removing the elements of work that are stealing life from our trade partners. The result of which will improve production, access the creativity of craft professionals, cultivate trust, and improve the quality of life of the men and women doing the work.       Participants will be introduced to: The space that improvement opportunities hide How to overcome the natural resistance to change How to enhance the standards of care for the workforce Not only will they leave this session being...

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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:

  • 2024: Oct. 22-25, San Diego, California
  • 2025: Oct. 21-24, Arlington, Texas
  • 2026: Oct. 13-16, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2027: Oct. 25-28, Long Beach, California
LCI Congress

Lean in Design Forum

May 1-2, 2024

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

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

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