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Welcome to the LCI Austin Community of Practice. Located in the heart of Texas, our mission is to connect A/E firms, contractors, trade partners, owners, and other stakeholders to transform the design and construction industry through Lean practices. We are committed to pushing the envelope of what is possible through innovation, continuous learning, and collaboration. Our ultimate goal is to set the benchmark for project value delivery in our industry.
As part of the Lean Construction Institute, we serve as a local extension reaching out to design and construction stakeholders by:
Whether you are new to Lean or you are a seasoned Lean practitioner, our Community of Practice aims at providing you with a dynamic and energizing forum where you will meet like-minded individuals and/or organizations that want to take their value proposition and value delivery to the next level.
Leader — Felipe Hernandez, Beck Architecture
Vice Leader — Jake Snyder, Hoar Construction
Events Leader — Spencer Hohn, Flintco
Events Leader — Travis Moore, TD Industries
Membership —Trevor Anhalt, Rosendin Electric
Membership — Eric Gribble, Structure Tone
Membership — Kent Hedges, UHS
Membership — Daylon Koster, Joeris
Membership — Grant Pallan, Hoar Construction
Social Media / Communication — Rob Mullen, Rosendin Electric
For questions or comments about this CoP please contact Felipe Hernandez
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Join us for a Lean Coffee to learn and support each other in our Lean endeavors! Take part in an open conversation in a safe, small and low-pressure environment about the topics that are relevant to our Lean community. We want to hear about the problems you are solving, the issues you want to solve, and lessons you’ve learned on your Lean Journey. No previous Lean experience is required.
The purpose of a Study Action Team (SAT) is to review the assigned reading as a group, discuss the content, share thoughts and ideas, create objectives, and have an overall deeper understanding of the material. This is done over a series of sessions with the objective to small batch the reading material and discuss throughout the year. Please join us for part 1 of the SAT – The Lean Builder as we discuss chapters 1-3. Please use the link below to purchase the book.
Registration is free (Please Register)
The Lean Builder – A Builder’s Guide to Applying Lean Tools in the Field
Link to purchase book: https://theleanbuilder.com/product/the-lean-builder/
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.