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
Vice Leader / Events – Chad Halmrast, Southland Industries
Event Champion (Lean Coffee) – Dave Healy, Devenney Group
Education Outreach – Callie Johns, JE Dunn
Communication – Kristin Moore, Katerra

Additional Core Group Members:
Brad Nelson, Hensel Phelps
Stephen Nichols, A3 Construction Mgt. Services. LLC
Bill Schofield, Intel

 

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LCI Arizona Community of Practice UPCOMING Events

Feb
27
Thu
Validation in IPD Projects: A Lean Construction Institute Research Report (Arizona CoP) @ Southland Industries
Feb 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This interactive session will help the audience learn about the recently documented practice of project validation. Project validation aims at proving or disproving with limited or no design whether the project team can deliver a project that satisfies the owner’s business case and scope within the owner’s allowable constraints of cost and schedule and with an acceptable level of risk. It sets the commitment of the team towards achieving project goals and accepting the shared risks of failing to do so. The session will cover project validation concepts, the validation process and its sequence of steps, and the timing of implementation. Lessons learned and resources will be shared. Barriers and benefits will be discussed. Successful and unsuccessful case studies will complement the discussion. At the end of the session, attendees will be equipped with the knowledge to decide whether they should and want to pursue validation, and, if so, plan a successful implementation of project validation effectively.

Speaker:

David Grau (“au” pronounced like “ow” in allow) is an assistant professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University. Grau graduated with both a masters degree and doctorate in civil, architectural, and environmental engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and with an industrial engineering degree from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Spain.

Recommended Reading:

Project Validation – A Guide to Improving Owner Value and Team Performance
by David Frau, Ph.D., P.E.; Fernanda Cruz-Rios, Ph.D.; Rachael Sherman

Dinner will be served

UPCOMING National LCI Events

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.

Apr
23
Thu
WEBINAR: Lean in the Design Phase
Apr 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Design professionals want to know how they can improve client outcomes while maximizing design excellence. Participants in the Lean in the Design Phase webinar will gain insight to Lean approaches and tools relative to the design phase of project delivery.  They will understand how Lean supports optimizing team communication, collaboration and results by connecting people, principles, and practices. Participants will be exposed to how Lean processes such as Target Value Delivery, set-based design, and the Last Planner System® in Design can be applied.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain overview understanding of Lean as relative to the design phase.
  • Learn how Lean tools and processes eliminate waste and support higher productivity.
  • Learn how the Lean Operating System enables design solutions that respond to the Owner’s values.
  • Learn how teams organize, operate in a collaborative setting and communicate resulting in more effective project delivery.
May
8
Fri
WEBINAR: Introduction to the Last Planner System® in Design
May 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

In this webinar, Christian Pikel will present key topics and lessons for applying Last Planner System® (LPS®) based production planning to the design phase of a project. Participants will learn why it is important to break down traditional large design document set deliverables into a map of information hand-offs and to view question resolution as milestones.
As a shortened primer version of the full Last Planner® in Design workshop, this webinar will introduce participants to the concepts of collaborative design planning and how LPS® principles are adapted for the design phase vs the construction phase and supported by concepts and tools such as scrum and Kanban.
Attendees should have a working understanding of Last Planner System® as applied in construction.

Attendees will learn:
• How the principles of Last Planner System® can be applied to the Design/Development phases of a project.
• How elements of Agile Management and Scrum Framework that combine productively with LPS® in Design Management.
• How successful application of these frameworks and principles can reduce design rework and improve collaboration.
• How metrics can be utilized for team feedback.
• The importance of collaborative plan development and on-going planning conversations in a ‘time-box’ structure.

Jun
5
Fri
WEBINAR: Principles of Target Value Delivery (TVD)
Jun 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Staying within the allowable budget and ensuring the team’s innovation decreases waste and increases value to the customer are attributes of successful project delivery and can be achieved through Target Value Delivery (TVD). TVD is a disciplined management practice with several phases (Business Case Planning, Validation, Value Delivery and Value Post Construction) meant to be applied holistically to obtain maximum value. The phases of TVD can be supplemented by core components like team organization, Big Room, project planning, cost modeling, continuous estimating and conceptual design. Take the first step in your journey towards mastering each of the TVD phases and all of the core components in this 90-minute webinar.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe attributes of a team culture required to support TVD
  • Understand how to align project deliverables with customer-defined value
  • Define the major phases in the TVD process and how they relate
 

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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