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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LCI Carolinas Community of Practice UPCOMING Events

Nov
20
Wed
Introduction to Takt Planning (Carolinas CoP) @ DPR Construction
Nov 20 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Have you hear about Takt planning and wondered what it was or how it worked?

Takt planning is a lean scheduling methodology that is being used on more projects to ensure the reliability of workflow and promote continuous improvement. Collaborative planning of the Takt plan and ongoing adjustment minimize project constraints and delays during the project Takt planning creates a level manpower plan that is easy for Last Planners to understand and execute. This presentation will introduce you to Takt planning and demonstrate how it has been implemented on projects in North Carolina.

The presentation will be followed by a networking social hour.

Speaker: Charlie Dunn, DPR Construction
Project Storyteller.  Carlie’s career highlights inlude cash-rich development on the Las Vegas Strip, energy plant upgrades throughout the Southeast, and 2.5 million square feet of new distribution space across North America with zero recordable injuries.  Charlie thrives in the challenging delivery gap between what is and what can be.  He knows that projects succeed when people who believe use the right tools to deliver the project strategy.

From LCI Congress 2019: Listen and Learn to Lead. Embracing Vulnerability to Improve- (Charlotte) (Carolinas CoP) @ JE Dunn Construction
Nov 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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LCI Carolinas (Charlotte) Community of Practice

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From LCI Congress 2019: Listen and Learn to Lead. Embracing Vulnerability to Improve


The Carolinas COP is excited to bring in Jennifer Lacy and Bill Stevens from Robins & Morton to do a repeat performance of their 2019 LCI Congress presentation
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Speakers:

Jennifer Lacy – Robins & Morton -Jennifer Lacy, CM-Lean, CPSM, is the Lean Practice Leader for Robins & Morton and a Dallas/Ft. Worth native who helped open the Robins & Morton Texas Divisional office over 16 years ago. Jennifer’s passions are intentional learning, building relationships and bettering our industry. She is currently on Robins & Morton’s Building Forward Core Leadership Team helping lead a culture shift that focuses on collaboration, continuous improvement, creating a learning culture and leadership development.
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Bill Stevens – Robins & Morton -Bill Stevens’ vision is to inspire others to pursue their passion while elevating the construction profession. He applies this vision while leading Robins & Morton’s largest healthcare projects using lean philosophies. Bill is a principal founder and champion of Robins & Morton’s lean/building forward initiative. Bill is a graduate of The University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management.


Attendance is free of charge. Please register.

Beverages & light refreshments will be provided

Parking is available in the 1616 Camden parking deck or on the street

Dec
11
Wed
A Blueprint for Builder’s Lean: Six Simple Steps for the Field to Follow (Carolinas CoP) @ DPR Construction
Dec 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A firm’s adoption of Lean concepts typically initiates at the top of the org chart, via the executive leadership team’s buy-in, and then filters down into the field where the front-line practitioners do the tangible work of construction. In the face of pressing project deadlines and heavily competing priorities, this information can feel intimidating, overwhelming, and easy to ignore in favor of what’s already known and comfortable. Often, the value of Lean practices are inarticulately or ineffectively conveyed, and superintendents can find it difficult to connect the dots from academic, theoretical Lean philosophies to the immediate relevancy in their daily work. Recognizing the importance for field personnel’s holistic understanding of Lean’s benefits – starting with WHY and ending with HOW – we seek to provide a true bottom-up version of “Builder’s Lean” that allows Last Planners to make immediate changes and transform their projects.

 A Blueprint for Builder’s Lean speaks directly to the “boots on the ground,” simplifying and clearly articulating the benefits of six primary Lean concepts, and delivering them in a highly-relatable, immediately-applicable, and field-friendly manner. Attendees will walk away with an easy-to-follow blueprint and implementation plan to lead their team and dramatically improve their project delivery process through the following principles:

 #1 – Daily Huddles
#2 – Visual Communication
#3 – Constraint Management
#4 – Pull Planning
#5 – Last Planner System and Look-Ahead
#6 – Root Cause Analysis through Percent Plan Complete (PPC)

 A Blueprint for Builder’s Lean illustrates the immediate value and provides a how-to guide specifically for field personnel that will allow them to begin making meaningful changes in their teams and on their projects.

Agenda:

  •  3:00-3:30pm Networking
  •  3:30-4:15pm Keyan introduces the topic and the intent of the book “The Lean Builder”
  •  4:15-5:00pm Q/A

 • Sugar Creek or Old Meck for those that have time for extended networking. 

Speaker: Keyan Zandy – Skiles Group
Keyan is a longtime Lean practitioner, enthusiast, and advocate. As Skiles Group’s COO, he has a dual focus on client service and on nurturing a progressive company culture.. He is the co-author of The Lean Builder: A Builder’s Guide to Applying Lean Tools in the Field, which simplifies and clearly articulates the benefitsof seven primary Lean concepts, and delivers them in a highly-relatable, immediately-applicable, and field-friendly manner.

UPCOMING National LCI Events

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 based 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.

 

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