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.

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UPCOMING National LCI Events

Jan
29
Wed
WEBINAR: Introduction to Lean Project Delivery (LPD)
Jan 29 @ 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.
Feb
7
Fri
WEBINAR: Introduction to Takt Time Production Planning
Feb 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Takt planning has come into its own in the last few years. Companies including BMW, Sutter Health and Others have reported very positive results of implementing Takt planning. This webinar will introduce you to the basics of Takt Time production planning for construction.
Takt planning has been used in Manufacturing and is very straight-forward when used on a standard manufacturing with a fixed assembly line. While construction has a very different work flow, many of the same concepts apply to construction.
The value of Takt planning has been realized in combination with other Lean tools like the Last Planner System(R) and Lean Principles. Takt production planning is especially effective for project with repetitive spaces. Takt is German word (Taktzeit Cycle) for establishing the “beat” or rhythm of a process. In construction, various installation speeds disrupt flow and create waste. Creating a Takt plan and managing production plans that are location based is the central premise of Takt planning. Takt planning is used to synchronize the sequences and therefor the trade partners flow of work and to level the work and create a production plan and consistent rhythm of work, materials and information associate with conditions at specific locations.

Feb
27
Thu
WEBINAR: How to Contract using Lean without an IPD Contract: the ConsensusDocs 305 Standard Lean Construction Addendum
Feb 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Lean design and construction methods have emerged as one of the most significant developments to improve value, efficiency, and relationships in the design and construction industry. Design and construction contracts provide both a potential obstacle and opportunity to incorporating Lean tools and developing a Lean culture for your next construction project. Learn how you can use the ConsensusDocs 305 Lean Addendum to facilitate a Lean project without an integrated project delivery (IPD) contract. Getting your contracts right to encourage Lean is difficult. Now there is an industry contract standard form to help.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Gain an overview of the ConsensusDocs 305 Lean Addendum
  • Learn Lean project fundamentals that you can incorporate in your project’s contracts
  • Understand how to implement Lean practices and Lean culture when an Owner’s constraints preclude use of an IPD contract. 

Presenters:

Joseph Cleves, Partner – Taft Law

Joel Darrington, Contracting Counsel – DPR Construction

Brian Perlberg, Executive Director, Senior Counsel – ConsensusDocs

Tom Richert, Principal – Lean Project Consulting, Inc.

Mar
19
Thu
WEBINAR: Avoiding the Big Mistakes: 5 Essentials To Ensure High Performance
Mar 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 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.

Apr
23
Thu
WEBINAR: Lean in the Design Phase
Apr 23 @ 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.

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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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October 24, 2018 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
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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 –

February 24, 2016
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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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Univ. of Washington, Bothell Ccampus Copy

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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