March 30, 2017 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
5500 Campanile Dr Ste 320
San Diego
CA 92182-0001 US

LCI San Diego Community of Practice


Building a Lean Culture

Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017

Time: 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Location: San Diego University
Scripps Cottage
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA  92182

How can we change our mindsets to reward better planning as the result of using Lean principles and quality production? This presentation presents the efforts of DPR Construction in educating its employees on Lean concepts, principles and tools. The company has sustained a healthy growth throughout the United States over the past 20+ years and has made consistent progress in applying Last Planner and other Lean practices in many of its projects. However, the pace of Lean adoption has been slow in keeping up with the company’s growth. In order to accelerate the pace of Lean implementation, the Lean leadership group has moved from training operations people supported solely on tools and solutions, to a holistic approach of embracing Lean thinking at every level in the organization as the best way to deliver exceptional value to its customers. This presentation explains why, how, and what has been done to train staff from all disciplines across the country. The presenter will talk about how it started, the feedback received from participants who attended Lean training sessions, and how it plans to grow this program over the years to sustain Lean implementation at a companywide level.

Cory Hackler is an advocate and educator for Lean at DPR Construction. Cory became an advocate early in his career, working in the field as a superintendent for General Contractors. He uses the PDCA cycle of improvement on each of his projects. Cory’s focus at DPR is sharing the Lean journey with project teams to bring work/life balance back into the industry. Cory attended Adams State University majoring in Business and has over 15 years of experience in the construction industry. 

Registration Rates:

  • LCI Member:    $35.00
  • Non-Member:   $45.00
  • Owner:                Free (limited to 10)
  • Student:           $20.00 (limited to 10)

Parking information to be provided later.

Reception starts @4:30 PM

Capacity is Limited – Register Early!