4601 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 1200
Arlington, VA 22203
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
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.
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.