Austin

LCI Austin Community of Practice

The Austin CoP is forming to create a community where owners, designers and contractors gather to share, learn and explore Lean concepts to benefit our people, our industry, and our community.

Chair — Jake Snyder
Co-Chair — Pooja Goel
Events Chair — Matt Dungan
Membership & Marketing Chair — Kent Hedges

For questions or comments about this CoP please contact derminger@leanconstruction.org
* Please include the CoP Name in the subject line.

 

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Local Lean Buzz!

  • The LCI Austin CoP is excited to welcome the 21st Annual LCI Congress to our state of Texas, Oct. 14-18, 2019! We are working with our fellow Texas CoPs to bring more than 1,600 design and construction professionals together in Fort Worth for Lean knowledge transfer at the 2019 LCI Congress.

LCI Austin Community of Practice UPCOMING Events

Jan
23
Thu
Happy Hour – 2020 Kickoff (Austin CoP) @ DPR Construction - Austin Office
Jan 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

We are getting together to share the 2020 calendar and get to know others who have an interest in providing more value to our clients, employees and companies. DPR Construction is the sponsor of this event.

Parking Information: Free garage parking will be available. Our office is located on the 3rd Floor. Please use Building A elevators (closest to Comal Street). 

Drinks are courtesy of DPR Construction

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 Austin Community of Practice PAST Events

Fall Mega Mixer (Austin CoP)

October 24, 2019 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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Subcontractor – How We Got Lean (Austin CoP)

September 18, 2019 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
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Essential Scrum (Austin CoP)

June 11, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
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Last Planner System®™ Overview with Pull Planning Simulation(Austin CoP)

May 22, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
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LCI Central Texas Industry Day (San Antonio CoP)

April 26, 2019 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
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General Contractor – How We Got Lean (Austin CoP)

March 28, 2019 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
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Lean Coffee (Austin CoP)

March 5, 2019 @ 7:45 am – 9:00 am
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Happy Hour (Austin CoP)

January 23, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
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Lean Coffee (Austin CoP)

November 13, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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Choosing By Advantages – Sharing of Case Studies (Austin CoP)

August 23, 2018 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
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Big Room in Action (Austin CoP)

July 19, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
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Beyond Big! (Austin CoP)

June 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
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Lean Coffee – Eliminating Waste (Austin CoP)

August 14, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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Lean Coffee – Choosing By Advantages (Austin CoP)

September 11, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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Multi-Tasking (Austin CoP)

May 17, 2018 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
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Lean Coffee – Big Room (Austin CoP)

July 10, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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Lean Coffee – A3 Thinking and Using A3s (Austin CoP)

May 8, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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A3 Thinking (Austin CoP)

April 26, 2018 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
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Lean Coffee – Team Building (Austin CoP)

March 13, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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Introduction to Lean Project Delivery (Austin CoP)

March 21, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Lean Coffee-(Austin CoP)

February 13, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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Building High Performing Teams (Austin CoP)

February 22, 2018 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
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Happy Hour – 2018 Kick-off (Austin CoP)

January 18, 2018 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
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LCI Technology Symposium (Austin CoP)

October 25, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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The Last Planner System Workshop: Introduction, Training and Simulations (Austin CoP)

September 20, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
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Lean Coffee June 2017 (Austin CoP)

June 22, 2017 @ 8:15 am – 10:00 am
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Target Value Design (Austin CoP)

May 25, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
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Introduction to Lean (Austin CoP)

April 6, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
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The Business Case for Lean (Austin CoP)

April 27, 2017 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
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Continuous Improvement (Austin CoP)

February 21, 2017 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
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Happy Hour (Austin CoP)

January 24, 2017 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
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Culture First – A Framework for Implementing a Lean Culture (Austin CoP)

December 13, 2016 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
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IPD Forces Change to BIM and Roles

September 20, 2016 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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Introduction to Pull Planning for Construction Projects

August 16, 2016 @ 8:00 am – 8:30 am
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The First Medical Campus at a Major University in Decades

June 29, 2016
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Lean Happy Hour – May

May 17, 2016
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Lean Coffee – April

April 27, 2016
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Lean Coffee – March

March 21, 2016
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