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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

Annual Sponsors:  The Chicago CoP would like to thank our 2020 sustaining sponsors whose contribution help fund local events and workshops to promote awareness and adoption of Lean.

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

Jun
17
Wed
Lean Construction Golf Outing to Benefit the Bob Krier Scholarship (Chicago CoP) @ White Eagle Golf Course
Jun 17 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Bob  Krier was one of the founding members of Lean Construction’s Chicago  Community of Practice. An annual scholarship is awarded in his memory,  which is to designed to recognize and encourage excellence in the Lean  approach to design and construction.

Registration  is per teams of four.  All members of your foursome must be registered  at the same time.  A name, phone number and email address is required  for each person.

  

UPCOMING National LCI Events

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.
May
8
Fri
WEBINAR: Introduction to the Last Planner System® in Design
May 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

In this webinar, Christian Pikel will present key topics and lessons for applying Last Planner System® (LPS®) based production planning to the design phase of a project. Participants will learn why it is important to break down traditional large design document set deliverables into a map of information hand-offs and to view question resolution as milestones.
As a shortened primer version of the full Last Planner® in Design workshop, this webinar will introduce participants to the concepts of collaborative design planning and how LPS® principles are adapted for the design phase vs the construction phase and supported by concepts and tools such as scrum and Kanban.
Attendees should have a working understanding of Last Planner System® as applied in construction.

Attendees will learn:
• How the principles of Last Planner System® can be applied to the Design/Development phases of a project.
• How elements of Agile Management and Scrum Framework that combine productively with LPS® in Design Management.
• How successful application of these frameworks and principles can reduce design rework and improve collaboration.
• How metrics can be utilized for team feedback.
• The importance of collaborative plan development and on-going planning conversations in a ‘time-box’ structure.

May
22
Fri
WEBINAR: Introduction to the Last Planner System®
May 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 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.

May
27
Wed
LEAN IN DESIGN FORUM 2020 @ The Adolphus Hotel
May 27 @ 7:30 am – May 28 @ 5:00 pm

Collective skills and commitment play a huge role in the success of the design community.  From ensuring on-time delivery to guaranteeing high quality project value, collaboration is vital to a team’s success.  High performing design and construction teams that empower the intersection of equity, diversity and inclusion with Lean methodologies excel at efficiency while increasing client satisfaction and eliminating re-work.

The 2020 Lean in Design Forum will cover solutions and efficiencies made possible by strong equity, diversity and inclusion across the design community.  Session and discussion topics will include:

  • How Lean thinking intersects with ED&I best practices.
  • The importance of collaboration and the strength of high performing teams.
  • How to use Lean practices to promote equity, inclusion and the advancement of women,
  • The connection of design thinking and diversity

The annual Lean in Design Forum, in partnership with P2SL and AIA, is a unique event where designers come together to learn about and advance Lean methodologies.  Industry leading practitioners will present on how Lean techniques free up time for creative decision making and innovative problem solving on current topics affecting the design community.

Attendees will find immense value in:

  • Presentations by experienced Lean practitioners
  • Interactive learning roundtables
  • Lean in the design phase educational sessions
  • Networking among Lean practitioners with passion for collaboration, creativity and efficient project delivery

Join your colleagues in the design community at this year’s Lean in Design Forum – the must-attend design industry event of the year!

Registration includes the Wednesday evening reception on May 27th, as well as full breakfast and lunch on the days for which you are registered.

Jun
5
Fri
WEBINAR: Principles of Target Value Delivery (TVD)
Jun 5 @ 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
Jun
18
Thu
WEBINAR: Recognizing and Eliminating the 8 Wastes
Jun 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Looking to improve your project outcomes? Studies have shown that up to 70-80% of activities performed in design and construction are waste or considered non-value added. We need to learn to see waste in order to reduce waste. This webinar will help participants see waste and will provide creative ways to start to reduce waste and add more value to our projects.

LCIs Chicago Community of Practice PAST Events

CANCELLED: A Lean Coffee – (Chicago CoP)

March 19, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Lean Coffee – (Chicago CoP)

March 12, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Pulling Through Design: How to Avoid Overtime, Missed Deadlines, Re-Work, and Value Engineering (Chicago CoP)

March 4, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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February 20, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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February 6, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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January 16, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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January 9, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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December 19, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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December 5, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee (Chicago CoP)

November 21, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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3rd Annual Bob Krier Award Night (Chicago CoP)

November 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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A Lean Coffee – (Chicago CoP)

November 7, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee – (Chicago CoP)

October 24, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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3rd Annual A Taste of Congress (Chicago CoP)

October 10, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm
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A Lean Coffee – (Chicago CoP)

October 3, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Cracking the Code of Modular Building (Chicago CoP)

September 25, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm
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A Lean Coffee – (Chicago CoP)

September 19, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee – (Chicago CoP)

September 5, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee – (Chicago CoP)

August 15, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee – (Chicago CoP)

August 1, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Basics of Gemba: Tour of Glass Solutions

July 30, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm
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A Lean Coffee – (Chicago CoP)

July 18, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee – (Chicago CoP)

July 11, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee – (Chicago CoP)

June 20, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
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Lean Construction Golf Outing Benefiting The Bob Krier Scholarship – (Chicago CoP)

June 20, 2019 @ 11:30 am – 5:00 pm
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A Lean Coffee – (Chicago CoP)

June 6, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee – (Chicago CoP)

May 16, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee – (Chicago CoP)

May 2, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Transforming Healthcare: Integrating Lean and Evidence-Based Design- (Chicago CoP)

April 24, 2019 @ 11:30 am – 6:00 pm
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A Lean Coffee – (Chicago CoP)

April 18, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee – (Chicago CoP)

April 4, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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The Future of Lean: How is Manufacturing and Modular Revolutionizing Construction? – (Chicago CoP)

April 4, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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A Lean Coffee – (Chicago CoP)

March 28, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee – (Chicago CoP)

March 7, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Breaking Bad: Lean Delivery – (Chicago CoP)

February 27, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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A Lean Coffee – (Chicago CoP)

February 21, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee – (Chicago CoP)

February 7, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee (Chicago CoP)

January 10, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee (Chicago CoP)

January 17, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee (Chicago CoP)

December 13, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee (Chicago CoP)

November 29, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee (Chicago CoP)

December 6, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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2nd Annual Bob Krier Award Night (Chicago CoP)

November 15, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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A Lean Coffee (Chicago CoP)

November 1, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am
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A Lean Coffee (Chicago CoP)

October 4, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Disaster Strikes…Lean to the Rescue (A Taste of Congress) (Chicago CoP)

October 5, 2018 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
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A Lean Coffee (Chicago CoP)

October 25, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee Company (Chicago CoP)

September 20, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee (Chicago CoP)

September 6, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee (Chicago CoP)

August 16, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Transforming the Industry: One Project at a Time- (Chicago CoP)

July 26, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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A Lean Coffee (Chicago CoP)

August 2, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee (Chicago CoP)

June 7, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee (Chicago CoP)

May 3, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Leveraging Technology Forum – An LCI/AIA Event (Chicago CoP)

April 5, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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What Is Gemba & How to do a Gemba Walk (Chicago CoP)

March 8, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Lean Coffee (Chicago CoP)

April 5, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Lean Coffee (Chicago CoP)

March 1, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Lean Coffee February 2018 (Chicago CoP)

February 1, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Lean Coffee January 2018 (Chicago CoP)

January 4, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Bob Krier Award Night (Chicago CoP)

November 16, 2017 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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IPD for $10M or Less-Small Project Implementations in Healthcare (Chicago CoP)

September 14, 2017 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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COAA-IL Summer Workshop (Chicago CoP)

June 8, 2017 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
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Lean Coffee December 2017(Chicago CoP)

December 7, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Lean Coffee November 2017(Chicago CoP)

November 2, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Lean Coffee October 2017(Chicago CoP)

October 5, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Lean Coffee September 2017(Chicago CoP)

September 7, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Lean Coffee August 2017(Chicago CoP)

August 3, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Owners Forum: The Business Case for Lean Construction (Chicago CoP)

May 30, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
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Working Inside the Big Room (Chicago CoP)

April 20, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Lean Coffee May17 (Chicago CoP)

May 4, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Lean Coffee July17 (Chicago CoP)

July 6, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Lean Coffee APRIL17 (Chicago CoP)

April 6, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Lean Coffee MARCH17 (Chicago CoP)

March 2, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Lean Coffee FEBRUARY17 (Chicago CoP)

February 2, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Accelerating Speed to Market through Adaptive Lean Methods (Chicago CoP)

February 9, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Lean Coffee December (Chicago CoP)

December 1, 2016 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Lean Coffee November (Chicago CoP)

November 3, 2016 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Lean Coffee – October (Chicago CoP)

October 13, 2016 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Pull Planning with the Villego® Simulation

November 17, 2016 @ 2:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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Augmented Reality

August 11, 2016 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
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Lean Coffee – July

July 7, 2016
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Lean Coffee – June

June 2, 2016
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Owners Focus Group

June 1, 2016
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How Lean and Pull Planning Can Improve a Project, No Matter When Implemented

May 12, 2016
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Lean Coffee – May

May 5, 2016
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Lean Coffee – April

April 7, 2016
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Lean Coffee – March

March 3, 2016
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Panel Discussion: North Park University Project

February 11, 2016
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Society of Marketing Professional Services Event

January 13, 2016
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Lean Coffee – January

January 7, 2016
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Pull Planning with the Villego Simulation

November 12, 2015
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Transforming a Campus Through Integrated Design Collaboration: The East Tower at the Advocate Christ Medical Center

October 8, 2015
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From the Heart to the Head: Pull Planning Well-Led

August 13, 2015
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Achieving Transformational Results Through Collaboration

May 7, 2015
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Integration of Technology & Pre-Fabrication Manufacturing for Interior Construction

February 12, 2015
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De-Mystifying the Integrated Form of Agreement

November 13, 2014
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Maximizing Client Value through Project Collaboration: Best Practices & Lessons Learned

August 14, 2014
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BP: Implementing Lean Construction Methods at the Whiting Refinery

February 20, 2014
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LCI Chicago >> Lean Concepts Across Delivery Methods: Driving Collaboration

August 8, 2013
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“Stop the Treasure Hunts-Applying the 5S’s for Lean Construction”

November 15, 2012
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“Last Planner System®for Design”

September 13, 2012
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“Target Value Design with Advanced Practices”

June 14, 2012
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“Executive Summary of Lean Construction”

March 22, 2012
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“Intro to Lean and Possibilities”

November 17, 2011
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