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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
* Please include the CoP Name in the subject line.

 

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LCI Chicago Community of Practice UPCOMING Events

Sep
25
Wed
Cracking the Code of Modular Building (Chicago CoP) @ Skender Manufacturing Facility
Sep 25 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm

COAA and LCI are teaming up, as it is time to debunk the popular myths Owners are hearing surrounding modular construction in the Chicago market. Namely, myths like, “The Chicago market is not ready for modular construction”, “There are not enough players in the game to compete“ and “Modular Construction requires Owners to completely revise their current Owner/Contractor Agreements” hinder innovation in our industry.

Here is your opportunity to Crack the Code and see the reality of modular building opportunities in the Chicagoland market with your industry peers. 

Please join us at the recently opened Skender manufacturing facility to see what projects are coming off the line and the positive results being delivered to project teams. 

Appetizers and refreshements will be available during the event.

UPCOMING National LCI Events

Sep
27
Fri
WEBINAR: SlatPlanner: Linking Physical and Digital Planning @ webinar
Sep 27 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

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Despite recent advances in technology, many projects still turn to physical, collaborative planning; with great success. However, wall planning requires more manual maintenance and is difficult to track. Digital planning makes analysis easy, though, it is more difficult to get full participation and buy in. SlatPlanner is the link between digital and physical planning. Making its debut at LCI Congress, SlatPlanner is a hybrid hardware and software solution that puts the schedule info into the hands of your field supervisors. In this webinar, get a sneak peek at this innovative and affordable system and learn how it will streamline your scheduling experience.

Presenters:

Steve Moore and Daniel Fahmi Soliman – Buildfore

Today, there’s an app for everything and that technology is great, except when it hinders productivity instead of helping. Construction Schedulers Steve Moore and Daniel Fahmi Soliman have dedicated themselves to creating hybrid solutions that allow technology to enhance workflows while embracing and improving the physical experience.


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**

Oct
4
Fri
WEBINAR: Construction Disruption –Boost Jobsite Productivity with IoT @ webinar
Oct 4 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

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The Internet of Things (IoT) enables a new network of data collection points at the jobsite that allows contractors to identify and eliminate waste like never before. Wearable and sensor technology, for example, measure activity and identify bottlenecks, enabling data-driven insights that help make projects safer, leaner, and ultimately more successful. This webinar will drill into IoT-enabled solutions and share real-world examples of using data to reduce time spent waiting in line or locating people and information. 

Presenter:

Ian Ouellette, Vice President of Product – Triax Technologies, Inc.

Ian Headshot  As Vice President of Product, Ian is responsible for the evolution of Triax Technologies’ product line and the growth of the platform’s analytical functionality that centers around client and industry-specific business problems and use cases. Ian has been creating data products and applying advanced data analytics to solve problems across a variety of industries including telecom, healthcare operations and biotech since 2009. Prior to joining Triax, he focused on modeling human behavior and automated decisioning. Ian holds an M.S. degree in Statistics from Columbia University.

 


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**

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.

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 base 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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