LA/Orange County

LCI LA/Orange County Community of Practice

You are invited to join us as a member or guest at one of our upcoming events. You will learn about Lean thinking and practice in the design and construction industry here in the greater LA/OC area and come away with ideas to put in to practice on your project or in your organization. We put on several events each year. And we actively collaborate with other organizations in the design and construction industry. Have questions? Please reach out to Julie Davis or David MacKay . We look forward to seeing you soon!

Our diverse group of dedicated Core Group members include:

  • Julie Davis, DPR Construction (Leader)
  • David MacKay, Milestone Lean Consulting (Vice Leader/Events)
  • Nick Krey, Southland Industries (Communications)
  • Stan Chiu, (Lean Coffee – LA)
  • Michael Villar, Nevell Group
  • Michael Lehman, EwingCole
  • Edwin Najarian, IMEG
  • Emily Kay, Balfour Beatty

 

 

SAVE THE DATE!

Mark your calendars!
Future events in the LA/Orange County area are being planned.  Please check the event calendar and watch your email for the invites as events open for registration. We look forward to seeing you!

  • Summer, 2020 – Target Value Delivery (Joint event with DBIA)
  • TBD – Lean Coffee
 

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LCI LA/Orange County Community of Practice UPCOMING Events

Aug
25
Tue
LCI 2020 Lean Construction Conference Day (Los Angeles & Orange County CoP) @ Holiday Inn La Mirada
Aug 25 @ 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

A full-day LCI LA/OC Community of Practice event dedicated to improving the design and construction industry through Lean thinking and practice. This event is for all members of our industry including owners, trades, designers, students, and general contractors. The program will benefit all experience levels, with the morning directed to newer practitioners and the afternoon to intermediate and advanced (though you will likely want to attend the entire program). This is the best opportunity in 2020 to learn, network and connect with the Lean construction community in LA/OC. The program includes breakfast and lunch. Highlights of the program include:

  • Flow Efficiency: The key to Lean
  • Lean at the City of Hope
  • 5S: Improving Safety, Quality, and Productivity in the Field
  • Building High-Performance Teams
  • The Last Planner System: Are You Getting the Best Results You Can?
  • A3 Thinking to Build Continuous Improvement
  • Lean in LA/OC: What is happening with Lean? How can LCI benefit you and your organization?
  • Lean Beer Topic: Transforming Your Organization – Implementing Lean and Making it Stick

Become a Sponsor for just $500 – Includes 2 Registrations, Table for display, Logo and acknowledgment

Breakfast and lunch are included.

Free parking

UPCOMING National LCI Events

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.
May
8
Fri
WEBINAR: Introduction to the Last Planner System® in Design
May 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

In this webinar, Christian Pikel will present key topics and lessons for applying Last Planner System® (LPS®) based production planning to the design phase of a project. Participants will learn why it is important to break down traditional large design document set deliverables into a map of information hand-offs and to view question resolution as milestones.
As a shortened primer version of the full Last Planner® in Design workshop, this webinar will introduce participants to the concepts of collaborative design planning and how LPS® principles are adapted for the design phase vs the construction phase and supported by concepts and tools such as scrum and Kanban.
Attendees should have a working understanding of Last Planner System® as applied in construction.

Attendees will learn:
• How the principles of Last Planner System® can be applied to the Design/Development phases of a project.
• How elements of Agile Management and Scrum Framework that combine productively with LPS® in Design Management.
• How successful application of these frameworks and principles can reduce design rework and improve collaboration.
• How metrics can be utilized for team feedback.
• The importance of collaborative plan development and on-going planning conversations in a ‘time-box’ structure.

May
22
Fri
WEBINAR: Introduction to the Last Planner System®
May 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 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.

May
27
Wed
LEAN IN DESIGN FORUM 2020 @ The Adolphus Hotel
May 27 @ 7:30 am – May 28 @ 5:00 pm

Collective skills and commitment play a huge role in the success of the design community.  From ensuring on-time delivery to guaranteeing high quality project value, collaboration is vital to a team’s success.  High performing design and construction teams that empower the intersection of equity, diversity and inclusion with Lean methodologies excel at efficiency while increasing client satisfaction and eliminating re-work.

The 2020 Lean in Design Forum will cover solutions and efficiencies made possible by strong equity, diversity and inclusion across the design community.  Session and discussion topics will include:

  • How Lean thinking intersects with ED&I best practices.
  • The importance of collaboration and the strength of high performing teams.
  • How to use Lean practices to promote equity, inclusion and the advancement of women,
  • The connection of design thinking and diversity

The annual 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 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.

Attendees will find immense value in:

  • Presentations by experienced Lean practitioners
  • Interactive learning roundtables
  • Lean in the 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 – the must-attend design industry event of the year!

Registration includes the Wednesday evening reception on May 27th, as well as full breakfast and lunch on the days for which you are registered.

Jun
5
Fri
WEBINAR: Principles of Target Value Delivery (TVD)
Jun 5 @ 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
Jun
18
Thu
WEBINAR: Recognizing and Eliminating the 8 Wastes
Jun 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Looking to improve your project outcomes? Studies have shown that up to 70-80% of activities performed in design and construction are waste or considered non-value added. We need to learn to see waste in order to reduce waste. This webinar will help participants see waste and will provide creative ways to start to reduce waste and add more value to our projects.

 

LCIs LA/Orange County Community of Practice PAST Events

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November 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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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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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)

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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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February 8, 2017 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
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