Cascadia-Seattle

LCI Cascadia-Seattle Community of Practice

Welcome to the LCI Cascadia-Seattle CoP! Our CoP has been formed to provide awareness of how Lean Design and Construction can increase the satisfaction of project delivery by aligning our stakeholder values with the goals of the project. We also have programming to share methods of continuous improvement. Some of our events include lean coffees, open forum conversations, training on various lean principles, social and network panel events, and more throughout the year. We are looking for feedback from the community on what training or events you’re interested in attending. If you have any ideas for presentation material or things that we can do for you as your CoP, please contact me, Chris Heger, at cheger@oacsvcs.com.

LCI Cascadia-Seattle CoP Core Group members:

 

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UPCOMING National LCI Events

Jul
16
Thu
WEBINAR: Kaizen – Continuous Improvement for Design & Construction
Jul 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Call it Kaizen, continuous improvement, or operational excellence, we all want to be better and better at what we do. That may be with our crews in the field, how we execute projects, our design teams, or the everyday processes we use to operate our organization. In this webinar you will learn:

 

  • What is “kaizen” and how it is different from “innovation”
  • Why process-oriented thinking, central to all lean thinking, is critical to continuous improvement
  • How to generate and capture ideas for improvement
  • How to turn those ideas in to standard processes that can benefit your projects and your organization
  • Why a focus on people delivers better results than a focus on results
  • What is Value Stream Mapping and simple ways to start mapping now
  • How to turn “lessons learned” in to “improved processes”

 

What you learn can be put to use right away. While becoming a continuously improving organization takes time, with every step you, your teams, and your organization will benefit.

Aug
6
Thu
WEBINAR: Lean in the Design Phase
Aug 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Design professionals want to know how they can improve client outcomes while maximizing design excellence. Participants in the Lean in the Design Phase webinar will gain insight to Lean approaches and tools relative to the design phase of project delivery.  They will understand how Lean supports optimizing team communication, collaboration and results by connecting people, principles, and practices. Participants will be exposed to how Lean processes such as Target Value Delivery, set-based design, and the Last Planner System® in Design can be applied.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain overview understanding of Lean as relative to the design phase.
  • Learn how Lean tools and processes eliminate waste and support higher productivity.
  • Learn how the Lean Operating System enables design solutions that respond to the Owner’s values.
  • Learn how teams organize, operate in a collaborative setting and communicate resulting in more effective project delivery.
Aug
14
Fri
Conversations With Coaches @ Zoom Meeting
Aug 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us for a 60-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 so we are capping attendance at 50! 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.

 

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The Last Planner System® (LPS™) using Villego Simulation (Cascadia-Seattle CoP)

May 21, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
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Target Value Delivery – An Overview (Cascadia-Seattle CoP)

April 10, 2019 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
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LCI Education Course: Target Value Delivery (Cascadia-Seattle CoP)

April 9, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Beyond BIM – Technology Enabled Building Operations (Cascadia-Seattle CoP)

January 16, 2019 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
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Beyond BIM – Technology Enabled Lean Construction Processes (Cascadia-Seattle CoP)

November 28, 2018 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
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Beyond BIM – Technology Enabled Lean Pre-Construction Processes (Cascadia-Seattle CoP)

October 24, 2018 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
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September 19, 2018 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
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Integrating Lean & Ergo to Improve Safety & Productivity (Cascadia-Seattle CoP)

June 13, 2018 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
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Introduction to Lean Project Delivery (Cascadia-Seattle CoP)

March 29, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
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A Lean Coffee (Cascadia-Seattle CoP)

March 20, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
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Lean Coffee – February (Cascadia-Seattle CoP)

February 2, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
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Lean Coffee – December (Cascadia-Seattle CoP)

December 13, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
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Lean Coffee – September (Cascadia-Seattle CoP)

September 21, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
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Mass Timber and LCI Congress Recap(Cascadia-Seattle CoP)

November 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Lean Coffee – July (Cascadia-Seattle CoP)

July 27, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
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LEAN Construction in Cascadia an evening of Continuous Improvement, Sharing and Reflection(Cascadia-Seattle CoP)

June 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Lean Coffee -June (Cascadia-Seattle CoP)

June 6, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
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Lean Coffee – April (Cascadia-Seattle CoP)

April 25, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
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Agile Values, Scrum Process: Application to Architectural Model Creation, Management and Delivery (Cascadia-Seattle CoP)

April 19, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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Agile Values, Scrum Process: Application to Architectural Model Creation, Management and Delivery (Cascadia-Seattle CoP)

March 21, 2017 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
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The Business Case for Lean – Proof Positive (Cascadia-Seattle CoP)

February 28, 2017 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
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Lean Coffee – February (Cascadia-Seattle CoP)

February 23, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
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Incorporating Lean to Improve Safety & Productivity and Practice Before You Play (Cascadia-Seattle CoP)

December 13, 2016 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
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Lean Coffee – DECEMBER (Cascadia-Seattle CoP)

December 21, 2016 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
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Lean Coffee – November (Cascadia-Seattle CoP)

November 17, 2016 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
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Target Value Design Workshop (Cascadia-Seattle CoP)

November 2, 2016 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Lean Happy Hour – November (Cascadia-Seattle CoP)

November 1, 2016 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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Lean Coffee – September (Cascadia-Seattle CoP)

September 29, 2016 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
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Lean Coffee – August

August 25, 2016 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am
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Beyond Intro to Lean: Learning Last Planner® with Villego

June 24, 2016
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Incorporating Lean and Ergonomics to Improve Safety & Productivity and Practice Before You Play

June 14, 2016
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Choosing by Advantages: A Sound Decision Making System

May 18, 2016
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Lean Coffee – April –

April 28, 2016
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Lean Coffee – March –

March 31, 2016
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Lean Coffee – February –

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Cascadia-Seattle CoP 2015 Kick-Off

June 27, 2015
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Catalyzing Lean Transformation: Process Improvement and 5S

June 16, 2015
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June 10, 2014
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Lean Design & Construction – Principles & Best Practices

April 15, 2014
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How to Use Lean Design & Construction to Form a Collaborative Approach to Your Next Project

April 8, 2014
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