Dallas Fort Worth

LCI Dallas Fort Worth Community of Practice

Welcome to the Dallas/Fort Worth Community of Practice. We strive to be your top resource for knowledge of Lean design and construction practices in our area. As part of the Lean Construction Institute, we provide regular events focused on improving design and construction project delivery. We invite you to attend these informative events for an opportunity to network with colleagues and learn more about the Lean construction practices that are creating better, faster, and more profitable projects for owners, architects, and contractors. 

For more information or to schedule an event, please contact Patrick Stutler  (PStutler@tcco.com).

 

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Local Lean Buzz!

The LCI Dallas-Fort Worth CoP is excited to welcome the 21st Annual LCI Congress to Fort Worth, Texas, Oct. 14-18, 2019! We are working with our fellow Texan CoPs in Austin, San Antonio and the Houston Lean Interest Group as well as the rest of the CoPs to bring more than 1,600 design and construction professionals together in Fort Worth for Lean knowledge transfer.

LCI Dallas Fort Worth Community of Practice UPCOMING Events

Jul
24
Wed
Lean Brew- (Houston CoP) @ Karbach Brewing Company
Jul 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

LCI-CoP_Final 

Houston Community of Practice

presents

Lean Brew

Join us for a Lean Brew at Karbach Brewing Company 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.

SPEAKER:

Brian Bowden-Dunaway Associates – Senior Discipline Lead at Dunaway Associates



Registration Rate: $15.00 

Beverages will be available at the event!

Food will be provided at the individual’s cost

Parking onsite

Jul
25
Thu
Leaning on the Trades, A Trade Centered Presentation and Tour – (Dallas/Fort Worth CoP) @ Baker Triangle Prefab
Jul 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

LCI-CoP_Final 

LCI Dallas / Fort Worth Community of Practice

presents

Leaning on the Trades, a Trade Centered Presentation and Tour

Join in an interactive presentation in which Local Trade Partners will discuss their own initiatives to reduce waste, increase standardization and continuously improve. Baker Triangle Prefab and Brandt will highlight some prefabrication solutions and discuss the impact that prefabrication had on the Medical City Plano project. Sam Balunda and Preston Pressley of Baker Triangle Prefab will discuss the different exterior wall prefabrication systems that they offer as well as other creative solutions that they have implemented that support the other divisions of Baker.

Scott Gross of Cummings Electric will highlight the importance of cultural change at a leadership level and how to get buy in across a company. Scott will share strategies on how Cummings Electric has made a change with regards to how they plan work and tackle continuous improvement as well as the advantages of making sure all team members are on the same page and bought into initiatives.

We will have the opportunity to tour Baker’s Prefabrication shop and gain an understanding of the manufacturing process that takes place.

Speakers: 

Scott Gross – Cummings Electric –  Scott is a partner at Cummings Electrical, and has been with the firm since the beginning. In 2008, he partnered with Tim Cummings in another company, Specialty Electrical Products, L.L.C. and this is where his journey into prefabrication started. In 2013, as result of a business transaction, he re-joined the Cummings Electrical team in a VP role overseeing the Construction Support Groups (Manufacturing, purchasing, logistics, VDC). In 2016 he joined the Cummings CI Steering Team that started exploring CI and Leadership Development. This team eventually developed the Continuous Improvement Leadership program that has been implemented  company-wide and currently has a large focus on enculturating CI throughout the company.

Preston Pressley – Baker Triangle Prefab – Preston is Vice President of Business Development and Marketing at Baker Triangle. Preston holds a degree in Construction Science from Texas A&M University, Class of 2011. He currently is the Chair of the TEXO Young Constructors Council, and also serves on the TEXO Education Foundation Board. Preston began his career in the preconstruction department, working on projects such as the Baylor Waxahachie Replacement Hospital, Southwest Airlines Flight Training Center and Operations Support Buildings, and Baylor Sammons Collins Cancer Center. Preston’s role has a large focus on the advancement and education of the use of prefabricated components throughout the Texas markets. With a strong focus on the fabrication of fully manufactured exterior wall panel assemblies, one of Preston’s key roles is to spend time with owners, architects, and contractors alike to better help them understand the benefits that prefabrication can bring to a project.

Sam Balunda – Baker Triangle Prefab – Sam is the Preconstruction Manager of Baker Triangle Prefab and is a graduate of Texas Tech University.

Paul Baker – Brandt – Paul is an Assistant Project Manager at Brandt. Paul has worked to improve the fabrication facilities (Sheet metal and Plumbing/piping shops) by implementing lean principles to increase production as well as altering systems to better suit customer needs.


Registration: 
Attendance is free of charge (Please Register) 

Lite Refreshments will be provided

Parking onsite along Apollo Road

Aug
21
Wed
Scrum for Design and Construction, a workshop – (Dallas Fort Worth CoP) @ Texo
Aug 21 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

LCI-CoP_Final 

LCI Dallas Fort Worth CoP

presents

Scrum for Design and Construction, a workshop


Exponential team velocity improvements await. Scrum harnesses the power individuals working together in one direction, a team with a shared purpose. The method often more than doubles productivity with less effort and invigorates engagement. This course is geared to individuals and teams with no, some, or seasoned experience with the Scrum framework. Workshop resources will be provided to guide scaling up to fully functional Scrum teams in your organization. Scrum continues to be adopted in the construction industry worldwide. Are you ready to make your work easier and become more valuable for your organization?

Jeff Sutherland is a true pioneer advancing Lean thinking across multiple industries. The Scrum method borrows from the best of martial arts, judicial decision making, advanced aerial combat, robotics, and many other disciplines. Scrum has been used to prove what others considered unachievable – inventing a trailblazing technology, devising a new system of education, pioneering a way to feed the hungry, or building a foundation for your family to thrive.

The program will include Q&A, interactive work groups and presentation.


Speaker:

  • Felipe Engineer-Manriquez –  McCarthy Building Companies –  International Lean speaker, a serial intrapreneur, MBA graduate, KAIZEN Green Belt, McCarthy Building Companies’ first Lean Director responsible for overseeing a comprehensive Lean program for the family of McCarthy Building Companies. Felipe Engineer-Manriquez is a committed Lean practitioner with over nine years of direct experience implementing Lean on a variety of construction projects. Engineer-Manriquez is an active contributing member of the Lean Construction Institute and is an approved Last Planner® System, Target Value Delivery, and Mindset of an Effective Big Room instructor/facilitator.  A Jeff Sutherland Certified ScrumMaster® with years of weekly sprints moved to “Done” and user of Scrum to teach Scrum to fellow construction professionals via guided interactive learning – over 1,000 industry partners. A Project Management Professional (PMP®) continuously updating project management knowledge, experience, and skills to bring projects to successful completion. Felipe also currently serves as the chair of the Construction Industry Institute Collaborative Scheduling Research Team (18-362).  A LEED AP BD+C United States Green Building Council professional, Engineer-Manriquez earned an MBA from California State University at San Bernardino and a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago


 

REGISTRATION:

Member Rate: $35.00

Non-Member Rate: $45.00

Breakfast, Coffee and drinks will be offered.
(The workshop will conclude prior to the lunch hour
and lunch will NOT be provided.)

Parking available onsite 

 

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

 Andy Fulton 

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


Rex Miller

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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.

 

LCIs Dallas Fort Worth Community of Practice PAST Events

Lean at the Lanes – A Social Gathering for Our Community of Practice (Dallas/Fort Worth CoP)

May 23, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Quality Through Kaizen- (Dallas Fort Worth CoP)

April 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Introduction to Last Planner System (Dallas Fort Worth CoP)

April 18, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 11:30 am
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Lean Brew- (Dallas/Fort Worth CoP)

March 20, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Digging Deeper: From the roots, Growing a Holistic Project Team with Lean Tools (Dallas/Fort Worth CoP)

February 20, 2019 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
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A Lean Coffee (Dallas/Fort Worth CoP)

January 23, 2019 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
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Lean Suds (Dallas/Fort Worth CoP)

November 5, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Taste of 2018 LCI Congress: Panel Discussion – Cook Children’s Medical Center Integrated Team Growth through Lessons Learned (Dallas/Fort Worth CoP)

September 26, 2018 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
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Lean Manufacturing In Construction – A Look Into TDIndustries’ Lean Journey and Standard Work (Dallas/Fort Worth CoP)

September 4, 2018 @ 9:28 pm – 10:28 pm
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Lean and Technology – Leveraging New Technologies (Dallas-Fort Worth CoP)

June 12, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Lean Suds (Dallas/Fort Worth CoP)

May 31, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Taking Time to Examine Takt Time, the Failures and Wins at the TCU Dorm Project (DFW CoP)

May 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Lean Suds (Dallas/Fort Worth CoP)

March 28, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Zero to 60 – A Lean Journey in the Fast Lane (DFW CoP)

February 8, 2018 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
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Last Planner from the Boots on the ground (DFW CoP)

September 12, 2017 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
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Better Problem Solving Through A3 and The Lean Way (DFW CoP)

June 26, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
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3/27/17 The Business Case for Lean! (DFW CoP)

March 27, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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AGC Lean Construction Education Program – Unit 2 (CM-Lean) (DFW CoP w/ TEXO)

February 8, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Introduction to Lean (DFW CoP)

May 19, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Dallas-Fort Worth State of the Union 2016 – How We All Use Lean Everday Feb 22 2017(DFW CoP)

February 22, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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What Can Lean Construction Learn from The Machine That Changed the World?

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