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LCI Chicago Community of Practice

Welcome to the LCI Chicago Community of Practice (CoP) website! The LCI Chicago CoP hopes to continue to act as the premier forum where area Lean thought leaders, practitioners and enthusiasts openly share experiences, best practices and lessons learned; thus transforming the design and construction projects that are delivered throughout Chicago and the Midwest. LCI Chicago CoP core members strive to be the force that leads the design and construction industry to a new paradigm of high-performance collaboration.

Scholarship opportunities:  The Chicago CoP offers scholarship opportunities for higher education Design & Construction discipline students enrolled full-time in a trade school, community college or university located in Illinois, Northwest Indiana or Southern Wisconsin.  To learn more, view and download scholarship criteria and application at Scholarship Info – Chicago CoP

For questions or comments about this CoP please contact lcichicago.cop@gmail.com
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LCI Chicago Community of Practice UPCOMING Events

Jul
18
Thu
A Lean Coffee – (Chicago CoP) @ Wight & Company
Jul 18 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

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LCI Chicago Community of Practice

presents

A Lean Coffee


Join us for a Lean Coffee to learn and support each other in our Lean endeavors! Take part in an open conversation in a safe, small and low-pressure environment about the topics that are relevant to our Lean community. We want to hear about the problems you are solving, the issues you want to solve, and lessons you’ve learned on your Lean Journey. No previous Lean experience is required.

Participants from cross functional roles as designers, constructors, owners, trades partners, and associations propose discussion topics around any subject about which they want to learn – THERE ARE NO IRRELEVANT DISCUSSION TOPICS! Each proposer takes 15 to 30 seconds to pitch their topic, written on a sticky note, to the group. Once all topics have been pitched, voting begins to establish a priority for discussing the topics. Topics are then ordered from highest to lowest votes and examined accordingly. Participants will receive 8 minutes of time to discuss the topic. After 8 minutes there will be a ‘thumbs up/ thumbs down’ to decide whether or not the discussion should continue. Thumbs up equals 4 more minutes on the clock. This happens until it is agreed that the topic has been discussed to satisfaction. Takeaways are considered and then the topic with the next largest amount of votes is addressed. Come as you are and be ready to learn.

Attendance is free of charge.

Parking is available on site

Coffee and a light breakfast will be served.

Jul
30
Tue
Basics of Gemba: Tour of Glass Solutions @ Glass Solutions, Inc.
Jul 30 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm

The GSI Gemba Walk will focus on one of the key concepts of Lean management, continuous improvement. Gemba, going to the place where value is created is the act of observing a project’s moving parts from administrative tasks to specific construction processes to look for opportunities to eliminate waste and improve quality. The seminar will start with an overview of the Gemba process by Rich Seiler of Unified Works, Inc., followed by putting Gemba into practice where participants will tour the Glass Solution’s manufacturing plant detailing lean initiatives with the manufacturing of custom window systems.

Appetizers and Beverages will be provided

UPCOMING National LCI Events

Aug
22
Thu
WEBINAR: A Lean Coaches’ Perspective on Using Last Planner® in Design @ webinar
Aug 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Two 10-year veteran Lean coaches and co-authors from The ReAlignment Group of California tell stories of how the Last Planner System™ (LPS™) has been used effectively in Design on real construction projects in institutional/educational buildings, commercial and mixed-use housing. They also tell stories of how LPS™ has been misused in design.  From real life examples with numerous photos, they draw several key lessons learned from over two dozen design project examples.  

 
Presenters:

Dan Fauchier – Director and Senior Lean Facilitator, The ReAlignment Group of California

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Dan Fauchier is a Certified Master Facilitator for The ReAlignment Group of California with 10 years in Lean Design and Construction, facilitating, training and coaching over 150 companies and agencies in various principles, tools and techniques including Last Planner System™ (pull planning) in design and construction.  A recently published book co-authored by David Umstot and Dan Fauchier, Lean Project Delivery: Building Championship Project Teams, is available on Amazon.com. Dan is a contributing writer for the book Megaprojects: Challenges and Recommended Practices, published by ACEC in 2010. 

 

Andy Fulton – Vice President, The ReAlignment Group of California

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Andy Fulton earned a Master’s degree from San Diego State University in Construction with a Lean focus, which started him on his Lean Journey.  Since joining TRG, Andy has coached dozens of different project teams in the Last Planner System™ in design and construction, and helped project teams to understand and use Lean tools such as Root Cause Analysis, A3 Thinking and Decision Making, Value Stream Mapping, Kanban, and Rapid Improvement (Kaizen) Events. He is also our company Scrum Master.  He has also co-trained over 50 people in “The Mindset of an Effective Big Room” at the 2017 LCI Lean Congress and acted as a Facilitator and Scrivener on numerous Alignment Facilitation sessions. Prior to joining The ReAlignment Group of California team, he spent 10 years as a Naval Civil Engineering Corps officer. He is a Certified Project Management Professional, Certified Scrum Master, and registered Civil Engineer with 10+ years’ experience in construction management and public works operations with a passion for helping teams excel and exceed their own expectations.


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 “A Lean Coaches’ Perspective on Using Last Planner® in Design” 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.

Sep
3
Tue
WEBINAR: Introduction to Lean Project Delivery (LPD) @ webinar
Sep 3 @ 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 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 
Presenter:

Brian Winningham – Owner, Field Driven Lean

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Brian Winningham has over 20 years’ experience leading, managing, planning and estimating construction projects. He is passionate about sharing the benefits of Lean Construction. Brian is the leader of the San Antonio LCI Community of Practice (CoP). He is an LCI Approved Instructor for LCI training courses and an approved instructor for the AGC Lean Construction Education Program (LCEP). Brian is also a Veteran of 3/75 Ranger Battalion and active with Veterans in his community.



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 “Introduction to Lean Project Delivery (LPD)” 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.

Oct
14
Mon
SAVE THE DATE
21st LCI CONGRESS
Oct 14 – Oct 18 all-day
21st Annual LCI Congress (Ft. Worth, TX) @ Fort Worth Convention Center
Oct 14 @ 7:00 am – Oct 18 @ 12:00 pm
Oct
25
Fri
WEBINAR: Avoiding the Big Mistakes: 5 Essentials To Ensure High Performance @ webinar
Oct 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 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.


Presenter:

Rex Miller – Owner, Go mindSHIFT


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Rex Miller is an international award-winning author, compelling speaker, and top futurist. He has worked in the design and construction industry for forty years. He lives at the intersection of numerous complex challenges including the common nightmare of delivering capital projects, workplace disengagement, toxic shadow cultures, workplace health and well-being. He is known for solving “wicked problems” by linking diverse thought leaders together in a two-year process called MindShift. Rex has won the CoreNet Global Innovators Award, Industry Excellence Award and IFMA’s Award for Excellence.


Rex holds a master’s degree as a futurist and entered the world of consulting after 25 years as a corporate leader. He is a certified tennis professional and has coached Hall of Fame and Olympic athletes. His unique experiences and skill set allow Rex to guide leaders into new conversations, new relationships that result in new realities. Some of his clients include Google, GoDaddy, Intel, MD Anderson, UHS, Balfour Beatty, DPR, MWH, Andres Construction, Haworth, and many others.

 


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 “Avoiding the Big Mistakes: 5 Essentials To Ensure High Performance” 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.

Nov
6
Wed
WEBINAR: 5S in Construction – Bringing Lean to the Field @ webinar
Nov 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Why do 69% of manufacturing companies use 5S? It improves productivity, quality, safety and schedule. This webinar will focus on 5S for construction. It is a core Lean method to bring Lean thinking to front-line workers in the field. It is simple. It costs nothing. And you can start doing it today. Learn how to apply Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize and Sustain to construction to see real results immediately. The webinar is of particular interest to general and specialty contractors. 


The webinar will cover:
  • What is 5S about and what does it have to do with Lean?
  • How to use “Just in time,” “Nothing hits the Ground,” and “Everything on Wheels”  to eliminate waste and make work flow on site.
  • See real project examples, lessons learned and best practices that you can use.
  • Why “Standardize” is the key to continuous improvement.
  • Learn how to get it started on your project or in your organization and keep it going.
 
Presenter:

David MacKay – Owner, Milestone Lean Consulting LLC

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For the last 29 years, David has been passionate about how to make the design and construction process better. He has worked both in the field and the office on a wide range of projects including power plants, petro-chemical, theme parks, airports, small TI’s, hotel, research, and multi-family housing. His strong background in planning and scheduling helped him see the need for a better way to bring teams together to plan, design and build projects. Lean Construction is the answer. David is still involved in hands on project planning, but most of his time now is focused on training and supporting others.



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 “5S in Construction – Bringing Lean to the Field” 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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