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.

 

Connect with us on social media!

 

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

Sep
18
Wed
Subcontractor – How We Got Lean (Austin CoP) @ Rosendin Electric
Sep 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Rosendin and TDIndustries are proud to host the “Subcontractor – How We Got Lean” Presentation at the Austin/Pflugerville location on September 18th. This panel style presentation and Q&A session will focus on how Rosendin & TDIndustries implement LEAN construction methods into their companies’ cultures. We will talk about the steps you can take on a personal, project team or corporate level to start implementing LEAN into your everyday practices.

Speakers:

  • Robert Mullen, Rosendin Electric – Electrical Project Manager
  • Travis Moore, TDIndustries – Mechanical Project Manager

Lunch will be provided

Parking provided onsite at no charge

UPCOMING National LCI Events

Sep
19
Thu
WEBINAR: Technology, Lean and the Sustainable Job Sites of Today and Tomorrow @ webinar
Sep 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

autodeskThere is tremendous potential for technology to better enable new practices and processes, including Lean construction, prefabrication, and modularization that reduce waste and create more sustainable job sites. During this webinar Matt Steere from Autodesk will discuss what industry leaders are doing today and the potential for jobsite transformation in the future.

Presenter:

Matt Steere – Construction Industry Strategist, Autodesk

Matt Steere Headshot

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Matt Steere is a Construction Industry Strategist at Autodesk where he applies his knowledge of the latest technologies and trends in the industry to inform Autodesk’s product and customer strategy. With over 20 years of experience in the AEC industry, Matt develops solutions that help owners, developers, general contractors, trade contractors, and industry disruptors drive value across the entire project the life-cycle.


Registration for this webinar will close one hour before the webinar starts and you will receive an email with the webinar registration link within 24 hours of registering. If you register the day of, you will receive your confirmation an hour before the start of the webinar.

Please use the registration link email to add this webinar to your calendar. If you are not able to attend the webinar due to time zone misunderstandings, no refunds are given – there are no exceptions!

**This webinar will be recorded and a link will be sent to all paid registrants**

Oct
14
Mon
SAVE THE DATE
21st LCI CONGRESS
Oct 14 – Oct 18 all-day
21st Annual LCI Congress (Ft. Worth, TX) @ Fort Worth Convention Center
Oct 14 @ 7:00 am – Oct 18 @ 12:00 pm
Oct
25
Fri
WEBINAR: Avoiding the Big Mistakes: 5 Essentials To Ensure High Performance @ webinar
Oct 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 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.


Presenter:

Rex Miller – Owner, Go mindSHIFT


Rex Miller

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Rex Miller is an international award-winning author, compelling speaker, and top futurist. He has worked in the design and construction industry for forty years. He lives at the intersection of numerous complex challenges including the common nightmare of delivering capital projects, workplace disengagement, toxic shadow cultures, workplace health and well-being. He is known for solving “wicked problems” by linking diverse thought leaders together in a two-year process called MindShift. Rex has won the CoreNet Global Innovators Award, Industry Excellence Award and IFMA’s Award for Excellence.


Rex holds a master’s degree as a futurist and entered the world of consulting after 25 years as a corporate leader. He is a certified tennis professional and has coached Hall of Fame and Olympic athletes. His unique experiences and skill set allow Rex to guide leaders into new conversations, new relationships that result in new realities. Some of his clients include Google, GoDaddy, Intel, MD Anderson, UHS, Balfour Beatty, DPR, MWH, Andres Construction, Haworth, and many others.

 


Registration for this webinar will close one hour before the webinar starts and you will receive an email with the webinar registration link within 24 hours of registering. If you register the day of, you will receive your confirmation an hour before the start of the webinar.


Please use the registration link email to add this webinar to your calendar. If you are not able to attend the webinar due to time zone misunderstandings, no refunds are given – there are no exceptions!


**This webinar will be recorded and a link will be sent to all paid registrants**


AGC Picture1 1.5 CM-Lean CE Credit | AGC of America recognizes “Avoiding the Big Mistakes: 5 Essentials To Ensure High Performance” as qualifying for continuing education hours towards the renewal of AGC’s Certificate of Management-Lean Construction (CM-Lean). Each hour of educational content is equal to 1 hour of CE credit. Attendees may earn up to 1.5 hours of CE Credit by attending this webinar.

Nov
6
Wed
WEBINAR: 5S in Construction – Bringing Lean to the Field @ webinar
Nov 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Why do 69% of manufacturing companies use 5S? It improves productivity, quality, safety and schedule. This webinar will focus on 5S for construction. It is a core Lean method to bring Lean thinking to front-line workers in the field. It is simple. It costs nothing. And you can start doing it today. Learn how to apply Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize and Sustain to construction to see real results immediately. The webinar is of particular interest to general and specialty contractors. 


The webinar will cover:
  • What is 5S about and what does it have to do with Lean?
  • How to use “Just in time,” “Nothing hits the Ground,” and “Everything on Wheels”  to eliminate waste and make work flow on site.
  • See real project examples, lessons learned and best practices that you can use.
  • Why “Standardize” is the key to continuous improvement.
  • Learn how to get it started on your project or in your organization and keep it going.
 
Presenter:

David MacKay – Owner, Milestone Lean Consulting LLC

David MacKay Headshot Square

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

For the last 29 years, David has been passionate about how to make the design and construction process better. He has worked both in the field and the office on a wide range of projects including power plants, petro-chemical, theme parks, airports, small TI’s, hotel, research, and multi-family housing. His strong background in planning and scheduling helped him see the need for a better way to bring teams together to plan, design and build projects. Lean Construction is the answer. David is still involved in hands on project planning, but most of his time now is focused on training and supporting others.



Registration for this webinar will close one hour before the webinar starts and you will receive an email with the webinar registration link within 24 hours of registering. If you register the day of, you will receive your confirmation an hour before the start of the webinar.


Please use the registration link email to add this webinar to your calendar. If you are not able to attend the webinar due to time zone misunderstandings, no refunds are given – there are no exceptions!


**This webinar will be recorded and a link will be sent to all paid registrants**


AGC Picture1 1.5 CM-Lean CE Credit | AGC of America recognizes “5S in Construction – Bringing Lean to the Field” as qualifying for continuing education hours towards the renewal of AGC’s Certificate of Management-Lean Construction (CM-Lean). Each hour of educational content is equal to 1 hour of CE credit. Attendees may earn up to 1.5 hours of CE Credit by attending this webinar.

Dec
6
Fri
WEBINAR: Introduction to the Last Planner System™ @ webinar
Dec 6 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

In this webinar we will cover introductory level information to give attendees an understanding of the Last Planner System™ for Construction, how each element of LPS is implemented by a project team, and how all elements work together to provide a complete framework for a team based collaborative production management and continuous improvement system.  The webinar is intended for individuals who have some basic understanding of lean construction principles and who would like to learn more specifically about the Last Planner® System and the pull planning process.

The Last Planner System™, one of the hallmark collaborative planning tools supporting lean design/construction projects, has been shown to streamline the collaborative scheduling process, increase plan reliability and productivity throughout multiple disciplines and provide a common platform for continuous improvement of the planning process. Understanding of the Last Planner System™ is invaluable to firms and individuals progressing on their Lean journey.

Presenter:

Christian Pikel, Principal – The ReAlignment Group

CP Headshot copyChristian Pikel, managing principal and senior coach with The ReAlignment Group, brings a unique insight and novel approach to lean/IPD coaching for teams and organizations, defined by a diverse career spanning two decades in the design and construction industry as design/build trade manager, preconstruction and project developer and serial builder owner.  This is coupled with Christian’s ten years of experience as practitioner and student of lean construction and engagement with over 25 IPD projects in roles of collaborator, leader and coach.

Most recently, Assistant Director in Design & Construction for a major national healthcare network, Christian has been integrating project teams from initial team member selection through all phases of project delivery, while supporting internal development of process improvement practices and improving organizational learning behaviors.  Christian is base in the Washington, DC area and travels nationally and internationally to support project team, companies and organizations on their lean/IPD journeys.

His expertise includes:

  • Facilitation, training and coaching for lean capital project development
  • Lean design and construction implementation
  • Integrated Project Delivery training, strategy, team formation & integration
  • Visual management, cost benchmarking and organizational dashboard implementation
  • LCI Instructor:
    • Introduction to Lean Design & Construction
    • Last Planner® System (Construction and Design)
    • Effective Big Room Management
    • Target Value Delivery
  • CoreClarity™ Certified Facilitator and Strengths Coach
  • Scrum Alliance™ Certified Scrum Master


Registration for this webinar will close an hour before the webinar starts and you will receive an email with the webinar registration link within 24 hours of registering. 

Please use the registration link email to add this webinar to your calendar. If you are not able to attend the webinar due to time zone misunderstandings, no refunds are given – there are no exceptions!

**This webinar will be recorded and a link will be sent to all paid registrants**

 

Dec
13
Fri
WEBINAR: Principles of Target Value Delivery (TVD) @ webinar
Dec 13 @ 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


Presenter:

Julie Glassmeyer – Owner, Glassmeyer Construction Consulting & Coaching LLC

JulieGlassmeyerFor the past 17 years, Glassmeyer has been employing, facilitating, and coaching Lean Design & Construction principles. She draws on her 25+ years of experience in commercial construction planning and management to support project teams in achieving successful Lean implementation.

Glassmeyer holds a BS in Construction Management from the University of Cincinnati, and served as an Adjunct Professor at Cincinnati State and UC.


Registration for this webinar will close one hour before the webinar starts and you will receive an email with the webinar registration link within 24 hours of registering. If you register the day of, you will receive your confirmation an hour before the start of the webinar.

Please use the registration link email to add this webinar to your calendar. If you are not able to attend the webinar due to time zone misunderstandings, no refunds are given – there are no exceptions!

**This webinar will be recorded and a link will be sent to all paid registrants**

AGC Picture1 1.5 CM-Lean CE Credit | AGC of America recognizes “Principles of Target Value Delivery (TVD)” as qualifying for continuing education hours towards the renewal of AGC’s Certificate of Management-Lean Construction (CM-Lean). Each hour of educational content is equal to 1 hour of CE credit. Attendees may earn up to 1.5 hours of CE Credit by attending this webinar.

 

LCIs Austin Community of Practice PAST Events

Essential Scrum (Austin CoP)

June 11, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Read more >>

Last Planner System™™ Overview with Pull Planning Simulation(Austin CoP)

May 22, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Read more >>

LCI Central Texas Industry Day (San Antonio CoP)

April 26, 2019 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Read more >>

General Contractor – How We Got Lean (Austin CoP)

March 28, 2019 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Read more >>

Lean Coffee (Austin CoP)

March 5, 2019 @ 7:45 am – 9:00 am
Read more >>

Happy Hour (Austin CoP)

January 23, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Read more >>

Lean Coffee (Austin CoP)

November 13, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Read more >>

Choosing By Advantages – Sharing of Case Studies (Austin CoP)

August 23, 2018 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Read more >>

Big Room in Action (Austin CoP)

July 19, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Read more >>

Beyond Big! (Austin CoP)

June 7, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Read more >>

Lean Coffee – Eliminating Waste (Austin CoP)

August 14, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Read more >>

Lean Coffee – Choosing By Advantages (Austin CoP)

September 11, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Read more >>

Multi-Tasking (Austin CoP)

May 17, 2018 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Read more >>

Lean Coffee – Big Room (Austin CoP)

July 10, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Read more >>

Lean Coffee – A3 Thinking and Using A3s (Austin CoP)

May 8, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Read more >>

A3 Thinking (Austin CoP)

April 26, 2018 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Read more >>

Lean Coffee – Team Building (Austin CoP)

March 13, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Read more >>

Introduction to Lean Project Delivery (Austin CoP)

March 21, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Read more >>

Lean Coffee-(Austin CoP)

February 13, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Read more >>

Building High Performing Teams (Austin CoP)

February 22, 2018 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Read more >>

Happy Hour – 2018 Kick-off (Austin CoP)

January 18, 2018 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Read more >>

LCI Technology Symposium (Austin CoP)

October 25, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Read more >>

The Last Planner System Workshop: Introduction, Training and Simulations (Austin CoP)

September 20, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Read more >>

Lean Coffee June 2017 (Austin CoP)

June 22, 2017 @ 8:15 am – 10:00 am
Read more >>

Target Value Design (Austin CoP)

May 25, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Read more >>

Introduction to Lean (Austin CoP)

April 6, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Read more >>

The Business Case for Lean (Austin CoP)

April 27, 2017 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Read more >>

Continuous Improvement (Austin CoP)

February 21, 2017 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Read more >>

Happy Hour (Austin CoP)

January 24, 2017 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Read more >>

Culture First – A Framework for Implementing a Lean Culture (Austin CoP)

December 13, 2016 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Read more >>

IPD Forces Change to BIM and Roles

September 20, 2016 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Read more >>

Introduction to Pull Planning for Construction Projects

August 16, 2016 @ 8:00 am – 8:30 am
Read more >>

The First Medical Campus at a Major University in Decades

June 29, 2016
Read more >>

Lean Happy Hour – May

May 17, 2016
Read more >>

Lean Coffee – April

April 27, 2016
Read more >>

Lean Coffee – March

March 21, 2016
Read more >>