Taste of Congress 2019 - Round 2 (Colorado CoP)

October 4, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am (under construction)
October 4, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am, Mountain Time Zone
AGC of Colorado
1114 West 7th Avenue, Training Center classroom
LCI Colorado CoP

Every year abstracts from around the country are submitted to LCI National to present at LCI Congress in front of hundreds of owners, the design community, trade partners, and general contractors. This year Colorado had seven abstracts chosen to present at LCI Congress in Fort Worth, Tx. The Colorado CoP would like to share snippets of those stories with our community. Our second two presentations are focused on contracts and Lean culture, and will be shorter versions than what will be presented at Congress.

(1) Do the Contract Type and Contractual Relationships Matter? This Owner Says YES!

Learn how one of the nation's Top 10 Children's Hospitals is trandforming the way their Colorado Colorado construction projects are delivered.  The journey has included many lessons learned and challenges as they navigate trying to change nbehaviours and break through the all too common issues with budget and schedule.  The owner and key partners will share the research completed that compares pre-construction data as well as findngs from a short survey of project participants to analyze the differences in contracting methods and outcomes,  Hear directly from an owner what strategies worked and what you may not want to do! 

The presenting team is:

     • Katie Page, GE Johnson Construction;
     • Sean Mulholland, Children's Hospital Colorado
     • Caroline Clevenger, University of Colorado, Denver
     • George LaClaire, Sturgeon ELectric

(2) 3 Ways to Drive Lean Culture in the Field, Regardless of Your Contracting Method

In order for Lean/IPD projects to reach the team's full potential, we must train and change the behavior of the entire team... not just the management team.  On two of our company's large Lean projects, our teams implemented new efforts to engage and improve the culture in the field.  One project was a large hospital expansion with a multi-party IPD contract, while the other was a large pharmaceutical project that had a traditional contracting method, but organized and operated Lean.  We will share what our teams implemented to combat common construction challenges in hte field, like safety culture, committment to upholding schedule and budget, and job site cleanliness.  We hope people can take away that Lean concepts in the field can be applied and successful, regardless of the contract type!

The presenting team is:

     • Katie Page, GE Johnson Construction
     • Nathan Russell, GE Johnson Construction
     • Howard Tapia, GE Johnson Construction

Light breakfast and coffee will be provided

Parking around AGC building with largest area on the West side of the building.