Kansas City

LCI Kansas City Community of Practice

The LCI Kansas City Community of Practice is working to rejuvenate our local practice and has hit the ground running in 2016 with monthly lean coffee’s (the 3rd Wednesday of every month) and larger quarterly events. So far in 2016 we have hosted an IPD presentation and Gemba walk. The purpose of the Kansas City Community of Practice is to educate and help grow lean construction knowledge here in our community. Please contact us if you would like to get more involved or learn more!

 

SAVE THE DATE!

Mark your calendars!
Following are the 2019 events to be offered by the Kansas City Community of Practice. Please check the event calendar and watch your email for the invites! We look forward to seeing you!

2/20                       Lean Lunch
3/20                       Lean Lunch
4/17                       Lean Lunch
April                       Introduction to Lean Project Delivery
5/15                       Lean Lunch
6/19                       Lean Lunch
7/17                       Lean Lunch
July                        Gemba Walk – Discussion
8/21                       Lean Lunch
9/18                       Lean Lunch
10/16                     Lean Coffee
November            Introduction to Last Planner System®
December           Happy Hour Networking

 

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UPCOMING National LCI Events

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.

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.

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Lean Learning Series- (Kansas City CoP)

July 24, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 9:15 am
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A Lean Coffee – (Kansas City CoP)

June 19, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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Lean Lunch- (Kansas City CoP)

April 17, 2019 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
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A Lean Coffee – (Kansas City CoP)

February 20, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee (Kansas City CoP)

January 23, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
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LCI KC Happy Hour (Kansas City CoP)

December 5, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
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A Lean Lunch (Kansas City CoP)

November 14, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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A Lean Coffee: Focused on Last Planner® & Scheduling (Kansas City CoP)

October 24, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
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Introduction to Last Planner® (Kansas City CoP)

September 19, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
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A Lean Lunch (Kansas City CoP)

September 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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Introduction to Lean Project Delivery (Kansas City CoP)

June 13, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
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A Lean Lunch (Kansas City CoP)

May 16, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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A Lean Lunch (Kansas City CoP)

April 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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CANCELLED -Introduction to Last Planner System®(Kansas City CoP)

April 4, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
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Lean Lunch (Kansas City CoP)

March 21, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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Lean Lunch (Kansas City CoP)

February 21, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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A Lean Lunch – January 2018 (Kansas City CoP)

January 24, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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Lean Lunch (Kansas City CoP)

November 15, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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CANCELLED – Lean Lunch (Kansas City CoP)

September 20, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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Lean Lunch (Kansas City CoP)

March 15, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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Lean Lunch (Kansas City CoP)

May 17, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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Coworkers and Cocktails Happy Hour (Kansas City CoP)

August 16, 2017 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Introduction to Lean (Kansas City CoP)

June 23, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Business Case for Lean – KCAHE/LCI Combined event (Kansas City CoP)

April 11, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
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Lean Coffee – February (Kansas City CoP)

February 15, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Parade of Trades – Reliable Flow (Groundhog Day) (Kansas City CoP)

February 2, 2017 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
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Lean Coffee – January (Kansas City CoP)

January 25, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Lean Coffee – November (Kansas City CoP)

November 16, 2016 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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A Lean Coffee – October (Kansas City CoP)

October 19, 2016 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Target Value Design Simulation (Kansas City CoP)

September 21, 2016 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Lean Coffee – August 2016

August 17, 2016 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am
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CURT Past Events

April 20, 2016 @ 9:56 am – 10:56 am
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Lean Coffee – December

December 16, 2016
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Lean Coffee – July 2016

July 20, 2016
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Lean Coffee – June 2016

June 15, 2016
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Gemba Walk at the Church of the Ressurection Project

May 26, 2016
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Lean Coffee – May 2016

May 18, 2016
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Lean Coffee – April 2016

April 20, 2016
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Lean Coffee – March 2016

March 9, 2016
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Lean Coffee – February 2016

February 17, 2016
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Lean Coffee – January 2016

January 20, 2016
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November 18, 2015
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