January 18, 2018 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
10620 Treena St Ste 300
Balfour Beatty
San Diego
CA 92131-1141 US

LCI San Diego Community of Practice


Creating Effective Communication and Empowering Craftsman:
LPS in the Field

Date: Thursday, January 18, 2018

Time: 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Balfour Beatty

10620 Treena Street
Suite 300

San Diego, CA  92131

Continuous improvement has been a part of the KHS&S fabric since its inception. The approach provides a platform for all major trades to get involved in planning and Lean sessions to create the most benefit for the project as a whole.  KHS&S’ field supervision and crews develop/participate in pull planning sessions, weekly work plans, weekly work plan maps, and progress maps with the General Contractor and affected MEPs to discuss sequencing, milestones, and safety.  On the project site, KHS&S utilizes Lean Stand-Up Boards (per each crew in the field) which illustrate these weekly work plan maps and daily production goals.  These boards are visible to the entire project team and are discussed daily at the stand-up meetings.  By empowering team members, a vehicle is created for improving communication and fostering ideas.  Specifically, construction crews that install the work utilize the Daily Stand-Up Board meetings to communicate and nurture ideas on how to decrease waste and provide better planning.

Learning Objectives:

  • The attendee will grasp how the job site and m oral can increase by allowing all employees to have ownership and creating responsibility through stand-up meetings at a Lean Board.
  • The attendee will learn how engagement was created and has started to create a desire for Lean knowledge.
  • The attendee will understand how a Lean Board became a safe space for discussion safety, production and logistics


  • 4:30 pm to 5:15 pm: Networking (Food and drinks provided)
  • 5:15 pm to 5:30 pm: Announcements and introduction of speakers
  • 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm: Presentation
  • 6:45 pm to 7:00 pm: Plus/Delta and final announcements


Greg Stedman – Director, Lean, KHS&S Contractors Greg joined the carpenters union in 1977 and has worked in commercial construction throughout his career.  Greg started at KHS&S in 2001 as General Superintendent.  WHile at KHS&S, Greg has also served as Operations Manager and Regional Vice President of the Anaheim office.  Over the last 5 years, Greg has spearheaded KHS&S’ Lean development as Director, Lean

Rob Walter – Vice President, KHS&S Contractors Rob has over 25 years of varied experiences in both design and construction roles from early days of AutoCAD adoption in architectural forms, through every major engineering discipline, construction administration, construction project management, estimating and design-build management.  Rob provides vision, guidance and oversight for corporate wide Design-Assist efforts, Lean, BIM and IPD.

Registration Rate:   

  • LCI Members: $35.00
    Non Members: $45.00
    Students: $20.00
    Owners: first 10 are free