1400 North 14th Street, 12th Floor
Arlington, VA 22209
The DC Metro Community of Practice provides a meeting ground where those local to MD, DC and VA, can gather, learn, connect, and explore Lean practices. The CoP consists of owners, architects, designers, engineers, contractors and suppliers. Together the CoP shares successes, failures and explores new ideas in Lean both for organizations and the larger industry. Join us to help guide you on your journey in transforming how we design and build in the Nation’s Capital!
We are getting together to share the 2020 events calendar and get to know others who have an interest in providing more value to our clients, employees and companies. Our local DC Community of Practice is growing and invite you to join us in that growth.
4:30-5:00 Meet and Greet with the DC Metro Community of Practice
5:00-5:30 DC Metro Preview for 2020
• Hear about the upcoming event & training schedule
• Discover the new Self-paced Lean eLearning Courses
• Learn about membership benefits
This is a “pay your own way” event to eliminate registration costs. Please register so we can provide an accurate count to the venue. Feel free to arrive anytime during the event time and we look forward to seeing you there!
Appetizers and beverages will be available at your own cost.
Parking: There is public parking nearby. If you choose to metro, the Clarendon Metro Station on the Orange/Silver line is 2 blocks away.
Join us for an LCI Lean Learning Session and Lean Coffee to lean and support each other in our Lean endeavors!
LCI Lean Learning Sessions are 30-45 minute facilitated discussions on a particular subject matter having to do with Lean Project Delivery, ideally leading the participants into new action. This month’s session will be “What is Lean”.
Right after the Learning Session we will continue the discussion in our Lean Coffee. 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.
Registration is Free – Registration Required
Lean is more than tools and techniques—you’ll know it’s been successfully implemented within your company when your best learners become your best leaders.
In this webinar, find out how everyone in your organization can become a leader in Lean, and how implementing a Lean culture throughout the entire organization is key to bringing your company to the next level of productivity and possibilities.
Join us for this invaluable presentation from Cory Hackler, Lean Manager at DPR Construction, a national general contracting company specializing in complex, sustainable projects, and has been using Lean principles in its projects for nearly two decades.
You’ll hear how to define and apply Lean leadership principles at your company, success stories from DPR’s groundbreaking Lean Leadership program, and strategies for cultivating a continuous culture of Lean throughout your organization.
From your field to accounting teams, Lean learners and enthusiasts of all levels will benefit from this webinar.
– Success stories on implementing Lean culture
– How to practically apply Lean leadership knowledge to your business
– How to learn from your strategic partners to drive towards a common goal
– Strategies for teams to collect feedback and build continuous lean training and a culture of Lean
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.
Takt planning has come into its own in the last few years. Companies including BMW, Sutter Health and Others have reported very positive results of implementing Takt planning. This webinar will introduce you to the basics of Takt Time production planning for construction.
Takt planning has been used in Manufacturing and is very straight-forward when used on a standard manufacturing with a fixed assembly line. While construction has a very different work flow, many of the same concepts apply to construction.
The value of Takt planning has been realized in combination with other Lean tools like the Last Planner System(R) and Lean Principles. Takt production planning is especially effective for project with repetitive spaces. Takt is German word (Taktzeit Cycle) for establishing the “beat” or rhythm of a process. In construction, various installation speeds disrupt flow and create waste. Creating a Takt plan and managing production plans that are location based is the central premise of Takt planning. Takt planning is used to synchronize the sequences and therefor the trade partners flow of work and to level the work and create a production plan and consistent rhythm of work, materials and information associate with conditions at specific locations.
Lean design and construction methods have emerged as one of the most significant developments to improve value, efficiency, and relationships in the design and construction industry. Design and construction contracts provide both a potential obstacle and opportunity to incorporating Lean tools and developing a Lean culture for your next construction project. Learn how you can use the ConsensusDocs 305 Lean Addendum to facilitate a Lean project without an integrated project delivery (IPD) contract. Getting your contracts right to encourage Lean is difficult. Now there is an industry contract standard form to help.
Joseph Cleves, Partner – Taft Law
Joel Darrington, Contracting Counsel – DPR Construction
Brian Perlberg, Executive Director, Senior Counsel – ConsensusDocs
Tom Richert, Principal – Lean Project Consulting, Inc.
“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.