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
 

Connect with us on social media!

UPCOMING National LCI Events

Nov
12
Thu
WEBINAR: Two Lean Coaches Analyze Last Planner System®: Successes and Failures @ GoToWebinar
Nov 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

In this highly visual 90 minutes, two Lean coaches with a cumulative 17 years’ experience in over 400 Last Planner System® sessions on nearly 90 projects break down what works, what doesn’t and the essentials for Last Planner System® success.

Dan Fauchier and Andy Fulton will look at in-person sessions and virtual sessions and point out the differences when working virtually. Their experience includes projects in commercial, residential (multi-family and single family), healthcare, public works and industrial/agriculture.

Some discussion of “the basics” are included, but this is most valuable for those who are using or plan to use Last Planner System® on a project and want a deeper discussion of who to invite, how to prepare, how to connect Milestones, Phase Pulls and Weekly Work Plans, use of software, planning virtually, and more.

Nov
13
Fri
Conversations With Coaches @ Zoom Meeting
Nov 13 @ 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   we will be capping registration at 70 in order to keep the 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.

Nov
19
Thu
WEBINAR: IPD for Small Projects @ GoToWebinar
Nov 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

You are still more likely today to hear about the mega-project’s use of Integrated Project Delivery than the smaller projects.  Although the big projects usually command all the attention, small projects make up a majority of the project landscape across the country.  This presentation will focus on a large healthcare system located in Chicago, its first IPD projects utilizing an Integrated Form of Agreement (IFOA) and will also focus on small retail health clinics that were built with a hybrid Lean approach.  The presenter is the Owner’s Representative who has worked for this client for over 2 decades on all capital project needs.  This will allow for real world examples showing the progress being made by using the IPD tools and the experience of building over (20) sites in 2 years.  There have been many challenges along the way and the discussion will dive into the inner workings and dealings with various landlords, newly constructed spaces that have fallen behind schedule and are delaying the opening of the clinics, and what the team has done to keep these projects moving forward.  Metrics and outcomes will be presented proving that selecting the same team and working repeatedly with them shows how efficiency can be driven into the construction process. 

Dec
4
Fri
WEBINAR: Principles of Target Value Delivery (TVD) @ GoToWebinar
Dec 4 @ 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

 

Dec
6
Sun
Sample Event2 @ LCI Community of Practice
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

LCI COmmunity of Practice Event

Dec
17
Thu
WEBINAR: Introduction to Lean Project Delivery (LPD) @ GoToWebinar
Dec 17 @ 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.
Sep
15
Tue
Sample Event @ LCI Community of Practice
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

LCI COmmunity of Practice Event

 

LCIs Carolinas Community of Practice PAST Events

A VIRTUAL Lean Coffee (Carolinas CoP)

June 24, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Read more >>

A VIRTUAL Lean Coffee (Carolinas CoP)

May 8, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Read more >>

A VIRTUAL Lean Coffee (Carolinas CoP)

April 10, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Read more >>

CANCELLED: Experienced Prefabrication in Action – EAS Plant Tour in High Point, NC(Carolinas CoP)

April 16, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Read more >>

POSTPONED: Using Offsite Construction and Prefabrication To Address a Labor Shortage (Carolinas CoP)

April 2, 2020 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Read more >>

A Lean Coffee – Best Practices From A Low Voltage Integrator (Carolinas CoP)

March 13, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Read more >>

A Lean Coffee – Making Design-Assist Effective (Carolinas CoP)

March 5, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Read more >>

A Lean Coffee (Charlotte – Carolinas CoP)

February 14, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Read more >>

A Lean Coffee (Charlotte – Carolinas CoP)

January 17, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Read more >>

A Lean Coffee (Raleigh – Carolinas CoP)

January 17, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Read more >>

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
Read more >>

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
Read more >>

Introduction to Takt Planning (Carolinas CoP)

November 20, 2019 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Read more >>

A Lean Coffee – Charlotte (Carolinas CoP)

November 15, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Read more >>

A Lean Coffee – Morrisville- (Carolinas CoP)

October 25, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Read more >>

A Lean Coffee – Charlotte (Carolinas CoP)

October 24, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Read more >>

A Lean Coffee – Cary- (Carolinas CoP)

September 25, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Read more >>

A Lean Coffee – Charlotte (Carolinas CoP)

September 18, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Read more >>

A Lean Coffee – Charlotte (Carolinas CoP)

August 15, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Read more >>

A Lean Coffee – Cary- (Carolinas CoP)

August 9, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Read more >>

A Lean Coffee – Charlotte (Carolinas CoP)

July 19, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Read more >>

A Lean Coffee – Charlotte (Carolinas CoP)

June 21, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Read more >>

Lean Trade Partner Best Practices (Carolinas CoP)

June 4, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Read more >>

A Lean Coffee – Charlotte (Carolinas CoP)

May 15, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Read more >>

A Lean Coffee – Durham- (Carolinas CoP)

May 3, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Read more >>

A Lean Coffee – Charlotte (Carolinas CoP)

April 17, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Read more >>

A Lean Coffee (Carolinas CoP)

April 3, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Read more >>

Reality Capture: Applications for Laser Scanning in Design and Construction- (Carolinas CoP)

March 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Read more >>

A Lean Coffee – Charlotte (Carolinas CoP)

March 15, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Read more >>

A Lean Coffee – Raleigh – (Carolinas CoP)

March 8, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Read more >>

LCI Education Course: Mindset of an Effective Big Room – Morrisville (Carolinas CoP)

February 28, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Read more >>

LCI Education Course: Mindset of an Effective Big Room – Charlotte (Carolinas CoP)

February 27, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Read more >>

A Lean Coffee – Raleigh – (Carolinas CoP)

February 6, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Read more >>

Congress Reprise Presentation – Drug Substance Intermediate (Carolinas CoP)

January 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Read more >>

A Lean Coffee (Carolinas CoP)

January 11, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Read more >>

A Lean Brew – Charlotte (Carolinas CoP)

October 12, 2018 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Read more >>

A Lean Coffee – Durham (Carolinas CoP)

September 21, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Read more >>

A Lean Coffee – Charlotte (Carolinas CoP)

September 21, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Read more >>

A Lean Coffee – Raleigh (Carolinas CoP)

August 17, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Read more >>

A Lean Coffee – Charlotte (Carolinas CoP)

August 17, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Read more >>

Introduction to Last Planner® (Carolinas CoP)

August 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Read more >>

A Lean Coffee – Charlotte (Carolinas CoP)

July 20, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Read more >>

A Lean Coffee – Raleigh (Carolinas CoP)

July 20, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Read more >>

A Lean Coffee – Raleigh (Carolinas CoP)

June 22, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Read more >>

A Lean Coffee – Charlotte (Carolinas CoP)

June 15, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Read more >>

A Lean Coffee – Raleigh (Carolinas CoP)

May 18, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Read more >>

A Lean Coffee – Charlotte (Carolinas CoP)

May 18, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Read more >>

Target Value Delivery (Carolinas CoP)

May 4, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Read more >>

A Lean Coffee – Charlotte (Carolinas CoP)

March 16, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am
Read more >>

A Lean Coffee – Morrisville (Carolinas CoP)

March 16, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Read more >>

A Lean Coffee – Raleigh (Carolinas CoP)

April 19, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Read more >>

A Lean Coffee – Charlotte (Carolinas CoP)

April 20, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Read more >>

Introduction to Lean Project Delivery (Carolinas CoP)

March 29, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Read more >>

Lean Coffee/Happy Hour December 2017 (Carolinas CoP)

December 14, 2017 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Read more >>

Lean Coffee June 2017 (Carolinas CoP)

June 2, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Read more >>

Lean Coffee 5.18.2017 (Carolinas CoP)

May 18, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Read more >>

Lean Coffee April 2017 (Carolinas CoP)

April 28, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Read more >>

Lean Coffee March 2017 (Carolinas CoP)

March 31, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Read more >>

Introduction to Lean (Carolinas CoP)

April 7, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Read more >>

Lean Coffee April 2017 (Carolinas CoP)

April 13, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Read more >>

A3 Thinking (Carolinas CoP)

February 23, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Read more >>

Lean Coffee FEBRUARY17 (Carolinas CoP)

February 24, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Read more >>

Watson Electric Prefabrication Plant Tour (Carolinas CoP)

August 22, 2016 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Read more >>

Intro to the Last Planner System®

April 6, 2016 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Read more >>

Rapid Creation of A High Performing Team

May 18, 2016
Read more >>

Target Value Design Workshop

April 27, 2016
Read more >>

Intro to the Last Planner System®

April 6, 2016
Read more >>

Lean 3P for NorthEast Bed Tower

March 4, 2016
Read more >>

How Satisfied, Really Satisfied are Owners

February 4, 2016
Read more >>

Watson Electric Prefabrication Plant Tour

November 12, 2015
Read more >>

Choosing By Advantages

August 10, 2015
Read more >>

Lean Aspects of the Core Lab for Carolinas HealthCare System

June 25, 2015
Read more >>

Just Say No to Overtime! Leaning a Design Firm

May 20, 2015
Read more >>

Implementation of Lean Construction Thinking and Tools on the SkyHouse Jobsite

March 26, 2015
Read more >>

Prefabrication Techniques Within the Construction Industry

February 11, 2015
Read more >>

Eliminating the Waste in Steel Design and Detailing

January 8, 2015
Read more >>

Intermediate Last Planner®

November 12, 2014
Read more >>

Lean Implementation at the Facebook Data Center Project

September 11, 2014
Read more >>

Introduction to Lean Design & Construction with David MacNeel

August 12, 2014
Read more >>

Lean in Design – Creating a Project Value Stream

May 14, 2014
Read more >>

Lean In a Non-Lean World

April 17, 2014
Read more >>

Reliable Promising: Creating Accountability Within Your Team

January 16, 2014
Read more >>