Carolinas

LCI Carolinas Community of Practice

Welcome to the Carolina’s Lean Community of Practice.  Our Community of Practice was established in 2009 and continues to grow.  Our members span North Carolina from the Research Triangle area to Charlotte.   Currently our monthly meetings alternate between Charlotte and Raleigh Durham and we hold several all-day training sessions each year in Greensboro, NC.  We typically take the month off in July so that members can enjoy their summer vacations!  Our long term growth plan is to develop a large enough Practice to consistently hold session in Charlotte and Raleigh each month.  Each December, our core group meets to develop a list of topics for presentation in the upcoming year.  If there are topics that are of interest to you, please contact David Craft, dcraft@showalterconstruction.com,  or Katherine Copeland, kcopeland@southlandind.com, and we will do our best to incorporate the topic into the upcoming schedule.  If you are involved with a project or company that is implementing Lean design or construction and would like to make a presentation, please feel free to contact us.  Thank you for your interest in our Community of Practice.

CORE GROUP MEMBERS:

  • Katherine Copeland – Southland Industries, Leader
  • David Craft – Showalter Construction, Leader Emeritus
  • Jenni O’Dwyer – DPR Construction, Events Leader (Raleigh)

Charlotte:

  • Lindsay Rosti – JE Dunn
  • Cathy Morrison – Gresham Smith Partners
  • Mike Mosko – Messer Construction
  • Hunter Smith – Turner Construction Company
  • Wayne Smith – Duke Energy

Raleigh:

  • Tom Arrico – DPR Construction
  • Mike Barrett – CRB Builders, LLC
  • Thomas Chapman – IPS
  • Courtney Field – WeaverCooke
  • Jim Goff – Jacobs
  • Sam Holbrook – Skanska USA Building, Inc.
  • Jim Koch – Bernhard / MCC Mechanical
  • Min Liu PhD– North Carolina State University
  • Don Wood – DPR Construction

Advisory / Support Members:

  • Chris Malinowski – Messer Construction
  • Al Schwarzkopf – Merck
  • Ralph Stingo – Bernhard / MCC Mechanical
 

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UPCOMING National LCI Events

Aug
14
Fri
Conversations With Coaches @ Zoom Meeting
Aug 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Join us for a 90-minute virtual CoP experience to engage deeply with independent Lean Coaches in a collaborative discussion.

Come with your most vexing Lean implementation or project problems and get expert advice. We will utilize breakouts to discuss topics in small groups, each led by a coach.

The Zoom link for attendance will be included with your registration confirmation email.

This is going to be a fun and interactive session and due to demand, we are doubling our cap from 50 to 100 – but don’t worry, we will still have enough coaches to keep groups small! As well, joining from your mobile device may be frustrating. For that reason, we are only allowing attendees to join from your computer. We also ask that everyone #turnyourcameraon and come ready to actively participate! It will enrich the experience for all participants.

Aug
27
Thu
WEBINAR: Gemba Walks For Construction @ GoToWebinar
Aug 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Construction teams looking to improve the value being produced by workers and to create safer working environments conduct Gemba Walks.  In the Gemba Walks For Construction course, participants will gain insight to the what, why and how to successfully implement this method to support their projects.  This course is important to developing a positive continuous improvement mindset on your projects.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain an understanding of the definitions of Gemba and Gemba Walks: “The What.”
  2. Identify the purpose and roles related to conducting a Gemba Walk: “The Why.”
  3. Discover the process of conducting a Gemba Walk including key guiding questions: “The How.”
  4. Gain insight through real-project examples of Gemba Walks and the resulting improvements.
Oct
19
Mon
22nd Annual Congress @ A Virtual Conference
Oct 19 @ 9:45 am – Oct 23 @ 1:00 pm

Discover the presentations that mean the most to your Lean journey with five tracks built around the overarching theme of The ABCs of Lean: Transformation through Actions, Best Practices and Coaching:

  • Transforming Behavior & Culture
    Lean isn’t just about tools and processes, but rather effective ways to approach challenges. New thinking leads to Lean behaviors and creates a culture of continuous improvement and respect for others. This track will explore how coaching can drive sustained behavioral change and the techniques and best practices that have demonstrated positive results.
  • Transforming Preconstruction & Design
    Architects, engineers and trade partners face unique challenges when asked to collaborate during pre-construction. This track will investigate the challenges have been addressed by applying Lean throughout the project planning and design phases to maximize value and reduce waste.
  • Transforming Procurement & Production
    As speed to market demand continues to drive pressure for quicker turnover of projects, more effective procurement, and transformational supply chain management is needed. This track will cover the actions, best practices and coaching methods that are being used to explore and solve delivery challenges and increase productivity through Lean design and construction.
  • Transforming Construction Support & Planning
    Construction support and planning tools create better information flow and transparency. Together, we will discuss how utilizing tools such as visual communication, project onboarding processes, the Last Planner System ®, etc. have transformed projects and outline what obstacles these tools have helped resolve. Attendees will share how they have coached or have been coached to leverage construction support and planning tools to achieve Lean transformation.
  • Transforming Field Execution & Safety
    Optimizing field efficiency and effectiveness through safe practices should be the number one goal of all Lean organizations. This track will cover the actions, best practices, or coaching techniques have been implemented to transform the field or safety on various projects.

 

 

LCIs Carolinas Community of Practice PAST Events

A VIRTUAL Lean Coffee (Carolinas CoP)

June 24, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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A VIRTUAL Lean Coffee (Carolinas CoP)

May 8, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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A VIRTUAL Lean Coffee (Carolinas CoP)

April 10, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
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CANCELLED: Experienced Prefabrication in Action – EAS Plant Tour in High Point, NC(Carolinas CoP)

April 16, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
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POSTPONED: Using Offsite Construction and Prefabrication To Address a Labor Shortage (Carolinas CoP)

April 2, 2020 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
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A Lean Coffee – Best Practices From A Low Voltage Integrator (Carolinas CoP)

March 13, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee – Making Design-Assist Effective (Carolinas CoP)

March 5, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee (Charlotte – Carolinas CoP)

February 14, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee (Charlotte – Carolinas CoP)

January 17, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
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A Lean Coffee (Raleigh – Carolinas CoP)

January 17, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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A Blueprint for Builder’s Lean: Six Simple Steps for the Field to Follow (Carolinas CoP)

December 11, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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From LCI Congress 2019: Listen and Learn to Lead. Embracing Vulnerability to Improve- (Charlotte) (Carolinas CoP)

November 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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Introduction to Takt Planning (Carolinas CoP)

November 20, 2019 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
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A Lean Coffee – Charlotte (Carolinas CoP)

November 15, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee – Morrisville- (Carolinas CoP)

October 25, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee – Charlotte (Carolinas CoP)

October 24, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee – Cary- (Carolinas CoP)

September 25, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee – Charlotte (Carolinas CoP)

September 18, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee – Charlotte (Carolinas CoP)

August 15, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee – Cary- (Carolinas CoP)

August 9, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee – Charlotte (Carolinas CoP)

July 19, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee – Charlotte (Carolinas CoP)

June 21, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Lean Trade Partner Best Practices (Carolinas CoP)

June 4, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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A Lean Coffee – Charlotte (Carolinas CoP)

May 15, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee – Durham- (Carolinas CoP)

May 3, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee – Charlotte (Carolinas CoP)

April 17, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee (Carolinas CoP)

April 3, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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Reality Capture: Applications for Laser Scanning in Design and Construction- (Carolinas CoP)

March 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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A Lean Coffee – Charlotte (Carolinas CoP)

March 15, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee – Raleigh – (Carolinas CoP)

March 8, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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LCI Education Course: Mindset of an Effective Big Room – Morrisville (Carolinas CoP)

February 28, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
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LCI Education Course: Mindset of an Effective Big Room – Charlotte (Carolinas CoP)

February 27, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
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A Lean Coffee – Raleigh – (Carolinas CoP)

February 6, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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Congress Reprise Presentation – Drug Substance Intermediate (Carolinas CoP)

January 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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A Lean Coffee (Carolinas CoP)

January 11, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Brew – Charlotte (Carolinas CoP)

October 12, 2018 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
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A Lean Coffee – Durham (Carolinas CoP)

September 21, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
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A Lean Coffee – Charlotte (Carolinas CoP)

September 21, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee – Raleigh (Carolinas CoP)

August 17, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee – Charlotte (Carolinas CoP)

August 17, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
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Introduction to Last Planner® (Carolinas CoP)

August 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
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A Lean Coffee – Charlotte (Carolinas CoP)

July 20, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
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A Lean Coffee – Raleigh (Carolinas CoP)

July 20, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee – Raleigh (Carolinas CoP)

June 22, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee – Charlotte (Carolinas CoP)

June 15, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
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A Lean Coffee – Raleigh (Carolinas CoP)

May 18, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee – Charlotte (Carolinas CoP)

May 18, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
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Target Value Delivery (Carolinas CoP)

May 4, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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A Lean Coffee – Charlotte (Carolinas CoP)

March 16, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am
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A Lean Coffee – Morrisville (Carolinas CoP)

March 16, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee – Raleigh (Carolinas CoP)

April 19, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee – Charlotte (Carolinas CoP)

April 20, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Introduction to Lean Project Delivery (Carolinas CoP)

March 29, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
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Lean Coffee/Happy Hour December 2017 (Carolinas CoP)

December 14, 2017 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Lean Coffee June 2017 (Carolinas CoP)

June 2, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Lean Coffee 5.18.2017 (Carolinas CoP)

May 18, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
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Lean Coffee April 2017 (Carolinas CoP)

April 28, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Lean Coffee March 2017 (Carolinas CoP)

March 31, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Introduction to Lean (Carolinas CoP)

April 7, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
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Lean Coffee April 2017 (Carolinas CoP)

April 13, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
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A3 Thinking (Carolinas CoP)

February 23, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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Lean Coffee FEBRUARY17 (Carolinas CoP)

February 24, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Watson Electric Prefabrication Plant Tour (Carolinas CoP)

August 22, 2016 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
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Intro to the Last Planner System®

April 6, 2016 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
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Rapid Creation of A High Performing Team

May 18, 2016
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Target Value Design Workshop

April 27, 2016
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Intro to the Last Planner System®

April 6, 2016
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Lean 3P for NorthEast Bed Tower

March 4, 2016
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How Satisfied, Really Satisfied are Owners

February 4, 2016
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Watson Electric Prefabrication Plant Tour

November 12, 2015
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Choosing By Advantages

August 10, 2015
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Lean Aspects of the Core Lab for Carolinas HealthCare System

June 25, 2015
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Just Say No to Overtime! Leaning a Design Firm

May 20, 2015
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Implementation of Lean Construction Thinking and Tools on the SkyHouse Jobsite

March 26, 2015
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Prefabrication Techniques Within the Construction Industry

February 11, 2015
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Eliminating the Waste in Steel Design and Detailing

January 8, 2015
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Intermediate Last Planner®

November 12, 2014
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Lean Implementation at the Facebook Data Center Project

September 11, 2014
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Introduction to Lean Design & Construction with David MacNeel

August 12, 2014
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Lean in Design – Creating a Project Value Stream

May 14, 2014
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Lean In a Non-Lean World

April 17, 2014
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Reliable Promising: Creating Accountability Within Your Team

January 16, 2014
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