1400 North 14th Street, 12th Floor
Arlington, VA 22209
Welcome to the homepage of the Los Angeles / Orange County Community of Practice. Our effort is focused on educating, training, and advancing Lean knowledge for the engineering, designing and construction of projects within southern California. We stress the importance of collaboration and integrated project delivery (with or without a contractual obligation) as well as fostering trust on project sites or within an office environment.
We host several events annually and actively search for joint event opportunities at which we can reach more members of the design and construction community. Over the past couple of years, we have averaged around 50 attendees at our events which creates an energetic and engaging learning environment. At the beginning of each event, we routinely encourage all attendees to ask questions and share their knowledge regardless of whether competitors may be in the room. All of us want to improve. . . all of us want to learn. . . all of us want to advance the industry.
Our diverse group of dedicated Core Group members include:
Mark your calendars!
Following are the 2018 events to be offered by the LA / Orange County Community of Practice. Please check the event calendar and watch your email for the invites! We look forward to seeing you!
9/19 – LCI Owners’ Panel in Pasadena (IMEG’s office)
10/10 – Lean Coffee in Orange County (Haley & Aldrich’s office)
11/7 – Joint CoP / AIA meeting (location TBD)
12/13 – Lean Coffee (location TBD)
LCI Los Angeles and Orange County Community of Practice
Interactive A-3 Root Cause Problem Solving
Learn how to actually use a root cause problem solving methodology along with an interactive A-3 simulation that can be applied to both large and small scoped problems.
Michael Villar – KHS&S – Michael Villar is currently the Process Improvement Manager at KHS&S. He is primarily responsible for course curriculum, training, and certifying KHS&S field and office employees on their Lean journey. Michael is the current chair of the LCI Education committee, he is a LA/OC CoP board member, and he is on the LCI Congress 2019 planning committee. He is a LSS master Black Belt and a retired Marine officer.Registration: Flat Rate: $10.00 Student Rate: Free
Light snacks and non-alcoholic drinks provided
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?
Bruce Cousins, AIA – Principal, SWORD Integrated Building Solutions
Bruce 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.
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**
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.
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.