Georgia

LCI Georgia Community of Practice

Welcome to the Georgia Community of Practice (CoP)! The LCI Georgia Community of Practice hosts networking and training events dedicated to creating an environment where owners, designers, contractors, suppliers, academics and industry organizations can connect, share, learn, and explore Lean principles and processes. Our CoP group includes Lean practitioners and enthusiasts at various levels of experience and a wide range of expertise with a common interest around improving our industry and the delivery of value to our Owners and community.

There are several ways to get involved…

Lean Coffee:  A monthly informal networking event where individuals at all levels of experience can discuss a variety of Lean-related topics. It is open to members and non-members, there is no cost, all are welcome, and no previous Lean experience is necessary.

LCI Education Courses and General Events: Throughout the year the LCI Georgia CoP will hold educational events on a variety of topics related Lean construction.  The cost of each event varies depending on the specific event and instructor.

How to start:

1. Connect on the LCI Georgia CoP LinkedIn page by clicking on the button in the Social Media section below.

2. Send an email with your complete contact information to Stephen Cary (Stephen@EckardtElectric.com) to introduce yourself and to be added to the mailing list.

For questions or comments about the LCI Georgia CoP please email Elizabeth Taylor (Elizabeth.Taylor@JEDunn.com)

LCI-Georgia Cort Group:
Leader
 — Elizabeth Taylor (Elizabeth.Taylor@JEDunn.com)
Vice Leader — Matt Spears (Matt.Spears@Promapp.com)
Events Leader — Jeremiah Sugarman (Jeremiah.Sugarman@JEDunn.com)
Training Leader — Bryan Decker ( Deckerbr@yahoo.com )
Membership — Stephen Cary (Stephen@EckardtElectric.com)

 

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UPCOMING National LCI Events

Jan
23
Thu
WEBINAR: Lean Leadership: How to Implement and Cultivate a Continuous Culture of Lean – sponsored by Procore
Jan 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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.

You’ll hear:
– 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

Jan
29
Wed
WEBINAR: Introduction to Lean Project Delivery (LPD)
Jan 29 @ 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 the 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.
Feb
7
Fri
WEBINAR: Introduction to Takt Time Production Planning
Feb 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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.

Feb
27
Thu
WEBINAR: How to Contract using Lean without an IPD Contract: the ConsensusDocs 305 Standard Lean Construction Addendum
Feb 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

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.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Gain an overview of the ConsensusDocs 305 Lean Addendum
  • Learn Lean project fundamentals that you can incorporate in your project’s contracts
  • Understand how to implement Lean practices and Lean culture when an Owner’s constraints preclude use of an IPD contract. 

Presenters:

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.

Mar
19
Thu
WEBINAR: Avoiding the Big Mistakes: 5 Essentials To Ensure High Performance
Mar 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 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.

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