LA/Orange County

LCI LA/Orange County Community of Practice

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:

  • Julie Davis (Leader), DPR Construction
  • Tom McCready (Vice Leader), BNBuilders, Inc.
  • William Kay, Jr., Haley & Aldrich, Inc.
  • Stan Chiu, HGA
  • Nick Krey, Southland Industries
  • Michael Villar, KHS&S Contractors
  • Michael Lehman, EwingCole
  • Edwin Najarian, IMEG
  • David MacKay, Milestone Lean
  • Chris Maslyk, Skanska USA Building, Inc.
  • Brent Nikolin, Disney

We look forward to seeing you soon! Should you have any questions about our group, please feel to reach out to Julie Davis at julied@dpr.com or Tom McCready at tom.mccready@bnbuilders.com.

 

SAVE THE DATE!

Mark your calendars!
Following are the 2019 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!

10/NA – No Events – Attend LCI Congress in Fort Worth, Texas!

Note – local event Save the Date details coming soon!

 

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LCI LA/Orange County Community of Practice UPCOMING Events

Nov
6
Wed
Toyota Gemba Walk (Los Angeles & Orange County CoP) @ Toyota Logistics Services
Nov 6 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This is a rare opportunity for a firsthand look at Designing the Future. The Toyota Production System (Lean) is a philosophy and comprehensive array of tools that has transformed many major industries. For the Design and Construction industry, Lean offers a way to build high performance teams that are consistently able to: deliver good design; practice profitably; create loyal clients; and satisfy the aspirations of design professionals. Lean is arguably the most reliable method of achieving integration and collaboration in a team and has produced some extraordinary project outcomes. 

This tour will provide an overview of Lean principles followed by a walk of the production line to see these principles in action. We will conclude with a Q&A discussion focused on understanding what we observed and how it can be applied to Design and Construction. The AIA is hosting this tour in partnership with the Lean Construction Institute. 

Lunch will be provided

Parking instructions will be given as you enter the facility.

UPCOMING National LCI Events

Sep
27
Fri
WEBINAR: SlatPlanner: Linking Physical and Digital Planning @ webinar
Sep 27 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

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Despite recent advances in technology, many projects still turn to physical, collaborative planning; with great success. However, wall planning requires more manual maintenance and is difficult to track. Digital planning makes analysis easy, though, it is more difficult to get full participation and buy in. SlatPlanner is the link between digital and physical planning. Making its debut at LCI Congress, SlatPlanner is a hybrid hardware and software solution that puts the schedule info into the hands of your field supervisors. In this webinar, get a sneak peek at this innovative and affordable system and learn how it will streamline your scheduling experience.

Presenters:

Steve Moore and Daniel Fahmi Soliman – Buildfore

Today, there’s an app for everything and that technology is great, except when it hinders productivity instead of helping. Construction Schedulers Steve Moore and Daniel Fahmi Soliman have dedicated themselves to creating hybrid solutions that allow technology to enhance workflows while embracing and improving the physical experience.


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**

Oct
4
Fri
WEBINAR: Construction Disruption –Boost Jobsite Productivity with IoT @ webinar
Oct 4 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

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The Internet of Things (IoT) enables a new network of data collection points at the jobsite that allows contractors to identify and eliminate waste like never before. Wearable and sensor technology, for example, measure activity and identify bottlenecks, enabling data-driven insights that help make projects safer, leaner, and ultimately more successful. This webinar will drill into IoT-enabled solutions and share real-world examples of using data to reduce time spent waiting in line or locating people and information. 

Presenter:

Ian Ouellette, Vice President of Product – Triax Technologies, Inc.

Ian Headshot  As Vice President of Product, Ian is responsible for the evolution of Triax Technologies’ product line and the growth of the platform’s analytical functionality that centers around client and industry-specific business problems and use cases. Ian has been creating data products and applying advanced data analytics to solve problems across a variety of industries including telecom, healthcare operations and biotech since 2009. Prior to joining Triax, he focused on modeling human behavior and automated decisioning. Ian holds an M.S. degree in Statistics from Columbia University.

 


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**

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


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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.

Dec
6
Fri
WEBINAR: Introduction to the Last Planner System™ @ webinar
Dec 6 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

In this webinar we will cover introductory level information to give attendees an understanding of the Last Planner System™ for Construction, how each element of LPS is implemented by a project team, and how all elements work together to provide a complete framework for a team based collaborative production management and continuous improvement system.  The webinar is intended for individuals who have some basic understanding of lean construction principles and who would like to learn more specifically about the Last Planner® System and the pull planning process.

The Last Planner System™, one of the hallmark collaborative planning tools supporting lean design/construction projects, has been shown to streamline the collaborative scheduling process, increase plan reliability and productivity throughout multiple disciplines and provide a common platform for continuous improvement of the planning process. Understanding of the Last Planner System™ is invaluable to firms and individuals progressing on their Lean journey.

Presenter:

Christian Pikel, Principal – The ReAlignment Group

CP Headshot copyChristian Pikel, managing principal and senior coach with The ReAlignment Group, brings a unique insight and novel approach to lean/IPD coaching for teams and organizations, defined by a diverse career spanning two decades in the design and construction industry as design/build trade manager, preconstruction and project developer and serial builder owner.  This is coupled with Christian’s ten years of experience as practitioner and student of lean construction and engagement with over 25 IPD projects in roles of collaborator, leader and coach.

Most recently, Assistant Director in Design & Construction for a major national healthcare network, Christian has been integrating project teams from initial team member selection through all phases of project delivery, while supporting internal development of process improvement practices and improving organizational learning behaviors.  Christian is base in the Washington, DC area and travels nationally and internationally to support project team, companies and organizations on their lean/IPD journeys.

His expertise includes:

  • Facilitation, training and coaching for lean capital project development
  • Lean design and construction implementation
  • Integrated Project Delivery training, strategy, team formation & integration
  • Visual management, cost benchmarking and organizational dashboard implementation
  • LCI Instructor:
    • Introduction to Lean Design & Construction
    • Last Planner® System (Construction and Design)
    • Effective Big Room Management
    • Target Value Delivery
  • CoreClarity™ Certified Facilitator and Strengths Coach
  • Scrum Alliance™ Certified Scrum Master


Registration for this webinar will close an hour before the webinar starts and you will receive an email with the webinar registration link within 24 hours of registering. 

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**

 

Dec
13
Fri
WEBINAR: Principles of Target Value Delivery (TVD) @ webinar
Dec 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Staying within the allowable budget and ensuring the team’s innovation decreases waste and increases value to the customer are attributes of successful project delivery and can be achieved through Target Value Delivery (TVD). TVD is a disciplined management practice with several phases (Business Case Planning, Validation, Value Delivery and Value Post Construction) meant to be applied holistically to obtain maximum value. The phases of TVD can be supplemented by core components like team organization, Big Room, project planning, cost modeling, continuous estimating and conceptual design. Take the first step in your journey towards mastering each of the TVD phases and all of the core components in this 90-minute webinar.


Learning Objectives:
•     Describe attributes of a team culture required to support TVD
•     Understand how to align project deliverables with customer-defined value
•     Define the major phases in the TVD process and how they relate


Presenter:

Julie Glassmeyer – Owner, Glassmeyer Construction Consulting & Coaching LLC

JulieGlassmeyerFor the past 17 years, Glassmeyer has been employing, facilitating, and coaching Lean Design & Construction principles. She draws on her 25+ years of experience in commercial construction planning and management to support project teams in achieving successful Lean implementation.

Glassmeyer holds a BS in Construction Management from the University of Cincinnati, and served as an Adjunct Professor at Cincinnati State and UC.


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 “Principles of Target Value Delivery (TVD)” 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 LA/Orange County Community of Practice PAST Events

Lean Culture for Trade Contractors & Champions of Change (LA/Orange County CoP)

September 18, 2019 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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LCI Education Course: Introduction to The Last Planner System™(Los Angeles/Orange County CoP)

August 20, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Interactive A-3 Root Cause Problem Solving – (Los Angeles & Orange County CoP)

March 27, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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A Lean Coffee (Los Angeles/Orange County CoP)

January 31, 2019 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
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Under Budget and Ahead of Schedule: Notes from the IPD Field (Los Angeles & Orange County CoP)

November 7, 2018 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
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A Lean Coffee (Los Angeles & Orange County CoP)

October 10, 2018 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee (Los Angeles & Orange County CoP)

August 1, 2018 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
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9th Annual Joint Meeting ISPE & LCI (Los Angeles/Orange County CoP) in THOUSAND OAKS, CA

July 25, 2018 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
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9th Annual Joint Meeting ISPE & LCI (Los Angeles/Orange County CoP) in NEWPORT BEACH, CA

July 25, 2018 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
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Breakfast Program-Joint DBIA and LCI Workshop (Los Angeles/Orange County CoP)

July 17, 2018 @ 7:15 am – 10:00 am
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The Simple Framework for Integrating Project Delivery (Los Angeles & Orange County CoP)

June 27, 2018 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
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A Lean Coffee (Los Angeles/Orange County CoP)

June 20, 2018 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Happy Hour (Los Angeles/Orange County CoP)

May 1, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Creating a Lean Culture (Los Angeles & Orange County CoP)

April 25, 2018 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
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A Lean Coffee (Los Angeles & Orange County CoP)

March 23, 2018 @ 7:00 am – 9:30 am
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A Lean Coffee (Los Angeles & Orange County CoP)

May 24, 2018 @ 7:00 am – 9:30 am
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Using Lean Tools for Project Planning and Design (Los Angeles & Orange County CoP)

March 14, 2018 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
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Lean Coffee – January (Los Angeles / Orange County CoP)

January 16, 2018 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
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Lean Coffee – September (Los Angeles / Orange County CoP)

September 27, 2017 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
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Lean Coffee – August (Los Angeles / Orange County CoP)

August 23, 2017 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
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Joint Meeting With ISPE (Los Angeles/Orange County CoP)

June 14, 2017 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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Lean Coffee – Los Angeles / Orange County CoP)

June 7, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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The Business Case for Lean in Design-Build (Los Angeles & Orange County CoP)

June 15, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am
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Scrum – A hands-on workshop to get onto doing twice the work in half the time (Los Angeles/Orange County CoP)

May 10, 2017 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
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Integrated Project Delivery: What Owners are Looking For From Designers and Constructors (Los Angeles / Orange County CoP)

April 19, 2017 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
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Rebuilding Trust and Collaboration – Lessons Learned of a Project’s Community of Practice (Los Angeles / Orange County CoP)

February 8, 2017 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
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Small Tools – A Lean Look at Day to Day Problems (Los Angeles / Orange County CoP)

October 19, 2016 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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