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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.

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

Mar
28
Thu
A Lean Coffee – (Chicago CoP) @ Krusinski Construction Company
Mar 28 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

LCI-CoP_Final 

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.

Apr
4
Thu
A Lean Coffee – (Chicago CoP) @ DIRTT
Apr 4 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

LCI-CoP_Final 

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 at the Wells-Mart lot a half a block north of the meeting location.

Coffee and a light breakfast will be served.

The Future of Lean: How is Manufacturing and Modular Revolutionizing Construction? – (Chicago CoP) @ DIRTT Environmental Solutions
Apr 4 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

LCI-CoP_Final 

LCI Chicago Community of Practice

presents

THE FUTURE OF LEAN: HOW IS MANUFACTURING AND MODULAR REVOLUTIONIZING CONSTRUCTION?


The LCI Chicago Community of Practice invites you to hear stories and examples from local industry leaders on how their strategies for manufacturing and modular construction are not only changing their current state of project execution, but the way they are looking at the future of the industry.

There will be a forum after the focused discussions with industry experts to talk successes and challenges regarding prefabrication and modular construction integration into the standard industry processes.

Speakers:

George Dombeck is the Senior Vice President of The Rockwell Group, Inc. a division of The Morse Group of Companies. George has over 35 years of experience in the construction industry. George is responsible for Rockwell’s estimating divisions in all office locations in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. As a part of these duties, George assists with production, Value Engineering items and prefabrication ideas. George is also the Team Leader with respect to all IPD Projects.

Darrin Pursley began his Lean journey nearly 20 years ago prefabricating deer blinds with his father in their garage. More recently, Darrin has spent the better part of the past 4 years working as a Project Engineer for The Boldt Company. He has been a key player on projects throughout the Midwest ranging from a rural micro-hospital to a state-of-the-art cancer center. Having been raised within the Boldt organization, Continuous Improvement has been ingrained as second nature.

Kari Renzelman started at The Hill Group in 2013 as a Project Engineer for the architectural division. In this role, she managed the enclosures and architectural metal projects. In 2015, Kari joined the modular construction team assisting with the management/design of modular bathroom pods and exam rooms. Kari strives to find how each project can benefit from modular construction, which has led to constructing prefabricated pipe housings, modular electrical rooms, and modular chiller plants.

Andy Shaw is a licensed Professional Engineer and serves as Lead Engineer and Project Manager on many of IMEG’s medical office building projects. He is experienced in design of low-voltage switchgear, power distribution, power generation, fire alarm and lighting systems for hospitals, as well as, commercial and medical office buildings. Andy brings first-hand experience in working with integrated teams and utilizing lean construction principles.

Tim Swanson leads Skender’s integrated studio, bridging across disciplines to bring his passion for an aligned design, manufacture and construction process to the firm’s clients. Tim is responsible for driving the organization through design and process innovation. Tim is a board member of Archeworks and the West Central Association, and sits on the Design Council for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


Registration Rates:

  • LCI Member – $35.00
  • Nonmember – $50.00
  • Student Rate -$10.00

 

Parking is available at the Wells-Mart lot, a half of a block north of the meeting location.

Cocktails and appetizers will be offered.

Apr
25
Thu
Transforming Healthcare: Integrating Lean and Evidence-Based Design- (Chicago CoP) @ DIRTT Environmental Solutions
Apr 25 @ 11:30 am – 6:00 pm

LCI-CoP_Final 

LCI Chicago Community of Practice

presents

Transforming Healthcare: Integrating Lean and Evidence-Based Design

 


 

Have you wondered whether Lean and Evidence-Based Design can be part of the same project? Pairing Lean and Evidence-Based Design during the design and construction of a project can transform the healthcare environment and patient and staff experiences. Learn how designers, owners, and builders can maximize this potential by integrating these value-based approaches in all phases of a project.

This interactive workshop will illustrate how Lean methods can be informed, complemented, and enhanced by an EBD process that uses research findings, data collection and analysis. Maximizing value to the customer, eliminating waste, and continuous improvement are at the core of Lean, while improving safety and quality is at the core of evidence-based design. To address today’s healthcare issues, you can’t do one without the other. During this workshop you will have the opportunity to engage with colleagues and a coach to simulate this integration. You will leave with tools and resources that can be applied on your next project.

SPEAKERS:

Donna Deckard – The Center for Health Design – CLICK Here for Bio

Terri Zborowsky – HGA Architects – CLICK Here for Bio

Kara Friehoefer – HGA Architects – CLICK Here for Bio

Andrea Sponsel – BSA LifeStructures – CLICK Here for Bio

Registration Rates:
LCI Member – $295.00
Nonmember – $350.00

  Parking is available at the Wells-Mart lot, a half of a block north of the meeting location.

Lunch will be provided, along with beverages and snacks throughout the workshop.

The evening will conclude with an opportunity to network while enjoying appetizer, beer/wine and other refreshments

UPCOMING National LCI Events

Mar
29
Fri
WEBINAR: Building a Healthy Team for Project Success: Cooperation vs Collaboration @ webinar
Mar 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Why collaborate? Because it works, and because we can!

To foster true collaborative behavior – collaboration that can withstand the inevitable challenges presented by complex construction projects – requires the right people performing the right tasks within an environment that promotes trust and mutuality of expectation over shared project outcomes. Teamwork produces optimal results in nearly all fields of human endeavor. Military engagements, marketing campaigns, and sporting contests all depend on closely coordinated team effort. The failure to work as a team often results in failure or worse.

Investing in building a collaborative culture and a “people first” initiative has been shown to be a primary ingredient to engender success and to improve project results. This presentation will present some basic leadership strategies for building a healthy project team and a culture of collaboration on projects of all scopes and complexity.

What is your leadership style?

  • Command and Control
  • Consensus
  • Collaborative

Presenter:

Bruce Cousins, AIA – Principal, SWORD Integrated Building Solutions

BCCPicture2.5x2Bruce has over forty years of diverse experience in Architecture and Design/Build project delivery. For the last ten years, he has served as a leader, consultant and mentor for non-traditional project delivery for both Architects and Builders. As an industry-recognized leader in the use of computers as a design tool, He has been an evangelist of the Building Information Modeling-BIM process in Architectural practice and Construction. After 36 years working in various industry disciplines, in 2014, he established Sword Integrated Building Solutions providing Leadership Coaching, BIM and Lean consulting to companies who recognize the value of implementing Lean principles and practices to realize operational excellence.

He has successfully implemented the Last Planner® System on many projects. He is a registered Architect, an LCI consultant partner, and a certified AGC CM-Lean instructor.


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 The People Side of Lean 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.

May
29
Wed
Lean in Design Forum 2019 @ Palmer House - A Hilton Hotel
May 29 @ 7:30 am – May 30 @ 5:00 pm

Connect to the Industry Through Partner Investment.

As a member of the design community, your involvement in the beginning of the project planning process is crucial. From ensuring on-time delivery to guaranteeing high-quality project value, your role is vital to your team’s success. Lean in Design can help you continue to exceed expectations! Lean methodologies help design and construction companies in the U.S. and around the world become more efficient while increasing client satisfaction, cutting costs and eliminating re-work.

The 2019 Lean in Design Forum will address common challenges members of the design community often encounter such as:
Transforming a firm’s culture holistically
Implementing Last Planner® System in design effectively
Making sound decisions collaboratively
Onboarding team members consistently

The annual 2019 LCI 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 design 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.

2019 Lean in Design Forum attendees will find immense value in:
Presentations by experienced Lean practitioners
Interactive learning roundtables
Lean in 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 in Chicago — the must-attend design industry event of the year!

Your registration fee includes the Wednesday evening reception on May 29, plus full breakfast and lunch on the days for which you are registered.

Oct
14
Mon
SAVE THE DATE
21st LCI CONGRESS
Oct 14 – Oct 18 all-day

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