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)
Join us for a Lean Coffee to learn and support each other in our Lean endeavors! 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.
Attendance is free of charge.
Skanska will be providing coffee and breakfast treats!
Parking – THERE IS NO PARKING ON SITE. There is a parking lot adjacent to the site, with a 3-minute walk to the project office. Directions: Take the I-105 Glen Anderson Freeway, west to the end. Continue West on Imperial Highway. Turn right on Pershing Drive. Veer right onto World Way West in 1/2 mile. The parking lot entrance is on the right another 1/2 mile further. Refer to the map for parking location and directions to walk to the job site.