Arizona

LCI Arizona Community of Practice

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The Purpose of the LCI Arizona Community of Practice is to:

  • To increase awareness of Lean Construction within the Arizona community
  • Provide a regional forum for conversations among practitioners
  • To increase the practice of Lean in construction — use best practices

LCI-Arizona Core Group:
Leader – Michael Williams, HMC Architects
Membership – Kable Oldham, Helsel Phelps
Communications – Lori Aune, Archsol
Event Champion (Lean Coffees) – Jeff Ferguson, Sundt Construction

Additional Core Group Members:
Chad Halmrast, Southland Industries
Whitney Hatfield, Arizona State University
Patrick Esmurdoc, Northern Arizona University, LCI Student Chapter
Deva Powell Sharpling, Devenney Group
Bill Schofield, Intel

 

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UPCOMING National LCI Events

Jan
23
Thu
WEBINAR: Lean Leadership: How to Implement and Cultivate a Continuous Culture of Lean – sponsored by Procore
Jan 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lean is more than tools and techniques—you’ll know it’s been successfully implemented within your company when your best learners become your best leaders.

In this webinar, find out how everyone in your organization can become a leader in Lean, and how implementing a Lean culture throughout the entire organization is key to bringing your company to the next level of productivity and possibilities.

Join us for this invaluable presentation from Cory Hackler, Lean Manager at DPR Construction, a national general contracting company specializing in complex, sustainable projects, and has been using Lean principles in its projects for nearly two decades.

You’ll hear how to define and apply Lean leadership principles at your company, success stories from DPR’s groundbreaking Lean Leadership program, and strategies for cultivating a continuous culture of Lean throughout your organization.

From your field to accounting teams, Lean learners and enthusiasts of all levels will benefit from this webinar.

You’ll hear:
– Success stories on implementing Lean culture
– How to practically apply Lean leadership knowledge to your business
– How to learn from your strategic partners to drive towards a common goal
– Strategies for teams to collect feedback and build continuous lean training and a culture of Lean

Jan
29
Wed
WEBINAR: Introduction to Lean Project Delivery (LPD)
Jan 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

This Introduction to Lean Project Delivery webinar will introduce Lean as relative to the design and construction industry.  Participants will learn why Lean matters for their projects and why they should care. They will be introduced to the key principles and wastes that are foundational to Lean.  

  • During this presentation, participants will learn to:
  • Define Lean and the principles associated with a Lean operating system
  • Identify the principles and tools relevant to Lean design and construction processes
  • Recognize various types of waste in design and construction and apply tools to reduce, minimize and/or eliminate waste.
Feb
7
Fri
WEBINAR: Introduction to Takt Time Production Planning
Feb 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Takt planning has come into its own in the last few years. Companies including BMW, Sutter Health and Others have reported very positive results of implementing Takt planning. This webinar will introduce you to the basics of Takt Time production planning for construction.
Takt planning has been used in Manufacturing and is very straight-forward when used on a standard manufacturing with a fixed assembly line. While construction has a very different work flow, many of the same concepts apply to construction.
The value of Takt planning has been realized in combination with other Lean tools like the Last Planner System(R) and Lean Principles. Takt production planning is especially effective for project with repetitive spaces. Takt is German word (Taktzeit Cycle) for establishing the “beat” or rhythm of a process. In construction, various installation speeds disrupt flow and create waste. Creating a Takt plan and managing production plans that are location based is the central premise of Takt planning. Takt planning is used to synchronize the sequences and therefor the trade partners flow of work and to level the work and create a production plan and consistent rhythm of work, materials and information associate with conditions at specific locations.

Feb
27
Thu
WEBINAR: How to Contract using Lean without an IPD Contract: the ConsensusDocs 305 Standard Lean Construction Addendum
Feb 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Lean design and construction methods have emerged as one of the most significant developments to improve value, efficiency, and relationships in the design and construction industry. Design and construction contracts provide both a potential obstacle and opportunity to incorporating Lean tools and developing a Lean culture for your next construction project. Learn how you can use the ConsensusDocs 305 Lean Addendum to facilitate a Lean project without an integrated project delivery (IPD) contract. Getting your contracts right to encourage Lean is difficult. Now there is an industry contract standard form to help.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Gain an overview of the ConsensusDocs 305 Lean Addendum
  • Learn Lean project fundamentals that you can incorporate in your project’s contracts
  • Understand how to implement Lean practices and Lean culture when an Owner’s constraints preclude use of an IPD contract. 

Presenters:

Joseph Cleves, Partner – Taft Law

Joel Darrington, Contracting Counsel – DPR Construction

Brian Perlberg, Executive Director, Senior Counsel – ConsensusDocs

Tom Richert, Principal – Lean Project Consulting, Inc.

Mar
19
Thu
WEBINAR: Avoiding the Big Mistakes: 5 Essentials To Ensure High Performance
Mar 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

“All of the big mistakes happen on the first day.” – BIG BIM little bim, Finith E. Jernigan AIA

There are five essentials owners often overlook when standing up a project team. This webinar will challenge common day one assumptions. It will take owners beyond good intentions and fuzzy team building to address deep rooted attitudes and habits that drive supply chain self-serving and adversarial behavior. We will provide also provide you four criteria to evaluate individuals and determine up front if you have a high performing individual, or not. As a bonus you will receive a PDF of a comprehensive checklist for launching a high performing team.

 

LCIs Arizona Community of Practice PAST Events

Scrum for Design and Construction (Arizona)

September 27, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
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Developing Leaders at All Levels to Create a Stronger Team (Arizona CoP)

August 28, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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The Lean Coach’s Perspective on Using Last Planner® in Design (Arizona CoP)

July 25, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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Lean in the Design Phase (Arizona CoP)

June 28, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
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Variation in Production Systems (Arizona CoP)

May 22, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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Correcting Course: IPD Lessons Learned in Action (Arizona CoP)

April 24, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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Last Planners Workshop

March 22, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Choosing by Advantages – (Arizona CoP)

February 20, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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Scrum In Design & Construction (Arizona CoP)

January 16, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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Collaboration Lessons Learned in IPD-Lite: Banner Boswell Medical Center ED and Tower Expansion Design Lessons Learned (Arizona CoP)

September 26, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Lean Happy Hour (Arizona CoP)

August 29, 2018 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
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Maricopa County ITR Project Jobsite Tour- (Arizona CoP)

July 12, 2018 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
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Introduction to Lean Project Delivery (Arizona CoP)

June 22, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 12:30 pm
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A Lean Coffee (Arizona CoP)

June 27, 2018 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
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A Lean Coffee (Arizona CoP)

April 18, 2018 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am
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At Intel – PPMOF is LEAN (Arizona CoP)

March 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
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February Lean Coffee (Arizona CoP)

February 21, 2018 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
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Leveraging Technology to get Lean (Arizona CoP)

January 31, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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National Congress Download 2017(Arizona CoP)

November 15, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Introduction to the Last Planner System(Arizona CoP)

October 5, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Corbins Electric Prefab Shop Tour(Arizona CoP)

September 28, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am
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The Business Case for Lean (Arizona CoP)

May 17, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Gemba is your teacher – Learn how to do “”””Muda Walks”””” to Help Your Company Improve Performance (Arizona CoP)

April 19, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Lean March Madness (Arizona CoP)

March 15, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Using the Hero s Journey to Achieve Lean Cultural Transformation (Arizona CoP)

February 15, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Standout – Driving Engagement & Accelerating Performance (Arizona CoP)

January 18, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Target Value Design: Henderson Hospital (Arizona CoP)

November 16, 2016 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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National Congress Download (Arizona CoP)

October 19, 2016 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Building A Lean Culture

September 21, 2016 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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CURT Past Events

April 20, 2016 @ 9:56 am – 10:56 am
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“Lean in Healthcare”

June 23, 2016
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First steps on a Lean Journey

June 20, 2016
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Year in Review – Plus/Delta

June 8, 2016
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Choosing By Advantages

May 18, 2016
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Advanced Lean Culture

April 20, 2016
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Ask Your Community Q & A

March 16, 2016
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Making a Lean Transformation – A Trade Partner’s Perspective

February 17, 2016
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Intel’s Construction Revolution

November 18, 2015
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Download from 2015 LCI Congress

October 21, 2015
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LCI National Congress Highlights / Pull Planning and Pull Simulation

October 15, 2015
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Lessons Learned on the UHS Henderson Hospital

September 16, 2015
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Lessons Learned: Sharing Successes and Challenges

June 17, 2015
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Utilization of Value Stream Mapping

May 20, 2015
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Identifying Waste – Lean in a Nutshell

April 15, 2015
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An Evening With Paul Akers

March 18, 2015
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Problem Solving, Using A-3 and 5 Why Thinking

February 18, 2015
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Buy-in and Transforming a Company Culture

January 12, 2015
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Utilizing The Last Planner System®on Large to Small, and Negotiated to Hard Bid Projects

November 19, 2014
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November 19, 2014
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Intro to Lean, Lean Tools and LPS

September 17, 2014
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Lean Thinking & Culture Stories

June 18, 2014
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Facility Tour – DIRTT Environmental Services

May 28, 2014
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Celebration of Hope Gala with Huntington’s Disease Society of America

April 26, 2014
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ourPlan 101

April 16, 2014
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Pull Planning Simulation

March 19, 2014
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Deep Dive into Pull Planning

February 19, 2014
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Lean Pull Planning: Panel Discussion

January 15, 2014
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