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), BN Builders
  • Stan Chiu, HGA Architects
  • Dave Fabulich, Taft Electric
  • William Kay, Haley & Aldrich
  • Nick Krey, Southland Industries
  • David MacKay, PCL Construction Services, Inc.
  • Chris Maslyk, Skanska
  • Edwin Najarian, IMEG Corp
  • Michael Villar, KHS&S Contractors
  • Keith Walsh, 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 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)

 

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LCI LA/Orange County Community of Practice UPCOMING Events

May
24
Fri
A Lean Coffee – Cleveland Ohio Valley CoP) @ The Albert M. Higley Co.
May 24 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

LCI-CoP_Final 

LCI Ohio Valley (Cleveland) Community of Practice

presents

A Lean Coffee


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.

Coffee and bagels will be served

The parking lot is located directly behind the building, accessible from Euclid (Eastbound) or Prospect. Street parking is also available on Prospect.

May
29
Wed
A Lean Coffee (San Antonio) @ AGC Offices San Antonio
May 29 @ 7:15 am – 8:30 am

CoP_logo_2019


 

LCI San Antonio Community of Practice

presents

A Lean Coffee 

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.

Registration is free – Please Register

Lean in Design Forum 2019 @ Palmer House - A Hilton Hotel
May 29 @ 7:30 am – May 30 @ 5:00 pm

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.

LCI Education Course: Introduction to The Last Planner System SACRAMENTO (Northern California CoP) @ HGA Offices - Sacramento
May 29 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

LCI-CoP_Final 

LCI Northern California (Sacramento) Community of Practice

presents

LCI Education Course:
Introduction to Last Planner™ System

 


Unpredictable workflows correlate with an increase to construction costs and schedules. In response to 1990s research revealing 54 percent of construction project commitments were completed on time, LCI developed
the Last Planner™ System (LPS) with five levels designed to help project teams maintain reliable workflow while maximizing efficiency and safety. Now, you can complete LCI’s Introduction to Last Planner™ System to learn how it improves communication, trust and transparency across all stakeholders. Engage in group discussions and see for yourself how variations in flow impact the entire project with the Parade of Trades simulation embedded in this 4-hour LCI education course.

  • Understand an overview of each of the 5 connected conversations of LPS and how they inter-relate
  • Recognize the need for reliability on projects and how LPS produces it
  • Identify the need to reduce variation in work flow and how LPS supports this
  • Know the basic mechanics of the 5 connected conversations of LPS

Speakers

Vic Ortiz – Ortiz Consulting Services – Vic Ortiz is a charter member of LCI and a member of the NorCal CoP Core Team and Education Team. Vic is an LCI Instructor with over 40 years of training high performance teams, with broad experience in both large and small projects.

Dennis Stroup – HGA Architects – Denis Stroup is a Healthcare Principal at HGA Architects in Sacramento with more than 12 years of Lean Construction experience. Denis is a Licensed Architect, an LCI Instructor, and a member of the NorCal CoP Core Team and Education Team.

AIA Logo for invites

 

This course is AIA/CES registered for 4 LU credits


Coffee available at 8:30 a.m., course begins promptly at 9:00 a.m.
Lunch is included with registration.

HGA SAC Local Parking Map

LCI Course: Mindset of an Effective Big Room (Southern New England CoP) @ Dimeo Construction
May 29 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

LCI-CoP_Final 

LCI Southern New England Community of Practice

presents

LCI Course: Mindset of an Effective Big Room


High performing teams function on collaborative brain power to rapidly advance work and add value by driving down overall project costs in a Big Room setting. Effective Big Rooms are only possible with the right kind of mindset and behaviors that break down the traditional silos to allow for cross-functional team collaboration and decision-making. LCI’s Mindset of an Effective Big Room education course creates a simulated Big Room experience encouraging you to create, manage, and lead your own detailed Big Room concept and implementation plan tailored to your project’s specific needs whether you have had previous experience or not. Small groups will discuss onboarding new members, technology, and real world challenges to Big Room implementation and report back to the large group to share and create a list of standards and better practices.

Learning Objectives:

  • Immerse yourself in a Big Room atmosphere
  • Tightly couple learning with action
  • “Pull” the learning needed from facilitators and participants
  • Develop your own detailed Big Room concept and implementation plan
  • Learn how to organize and manage a Big Room tailored to your specific project needs
  • Collaboratively develop a list of standards and better practices.


Agenda:

  • 12:00-1:00 pm Lunch, Registration & Networking
  • 1:00-5:00 pm Big Room Workshop

 
Registration Rates:

  • Member: $75.00 
  • Non-Member: $80.00
  • Owner: $25.00
  • Sponsorship Available: $250.00 (includes two free registrations)

Lunch will be provided
May
31
Fri
A Lean Coffee – (Michigan CoP) @ Feyen Zylstra
May 31 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

LCI-CoP_Final 

LCI Michigan Community of Practice

presents

A Lean Coffee


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

Coffee and Bagels/Donuts will be provided

Free parking in front on the building

A Lean Coffee – (New Orleans CoP) @ AIA Center for Design
May 31 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

LCI-CoP_Final 

LCI New Orleans Community of Practice and
AIA New Orleans

co-presents

 A Lean Coffee


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. Join other architects, designers, engineers, contractors, trade partners, owners, and associated professionals, all seeking a better way to build.

When you register for this event you will be prompted to submit two topics/questions for the group discussion at this next Lean Coffee. During the meeting, use your phone to vote on pre-submitted topics. THERE ARE NO IRRELEVANT DISCUSSION TOPICS! Consider submitting a burning question, a challenge, or a success story that is important to you.


Attendance is free of charge

Pastries and Coffee will be served.

We look forward to seeing you at this
LCI New Orleans CoP and
AIA New Orleans co-sponsored event!

LCI Education Course: Introduction to The Last Planner System OAKLAND (Northern California CoP) @ AIA Office - Oakland
May 31 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

LCI-CoP_Final 

LCI Northern California (Oakland) Community of Practice

presents

LCI Education Course:
Introduction to Last Planner™ System

 


Unpredictable workflows correlate with an increase to construction costs and schedules. In response to 1990s research revealing 54 percent of construction project commitments were completed on time, LCI developed the Last Planner™ System (LPS) with five levels designed to help project teams maintain reliable workflow while maximizing efficiency and safety. Now, you can complete LCI’s Introduction to Last Planner™ System to learn how it improves communication, trust and transparency across all stakeholders. Engage in group discussions and see for yourself how variations in flow impact the entire project with the Parade of Trades simulation embedded in this 4-hour LCI education course.

  • Understand an overview of each of the 5 connected conversations of LPS and how they inter-relate
  • Recognize the need for reliability on projects and how LPS produces it
  • Identify the need to reduce variation in work flow and how LPS supports this
  • Know the basic mechanics of the 5 connected conversations of LPS

Speakers

Vic Ortiz – Ortiz Consulting Services – Vic Ortiz is a charter member of LCI and a member of the NorCal CoP Core Team and Education Team. Vic is an LCI Instructor with over 40 years of training high performance teams, with broad experience in both large and small projects.

Matthew Boersma – Herro Boldt – Matthew
Boersma is a Project Manager at the Boldt Company, with years of
practical Lean Construction implementation experience. Mathew is a
long-time member of the NorCal CoP Core Team and Training Committee.

AIA Logo for invites

 

This course is AIA/CES registered for 4 LU credits


Coffee available at 8:30 a.m., course begins promptly at 9:00 a.m.
Lunch is included with registration.

Street parking and community lots available.

BART 12th Street station is recommended.

What is Lean?- (Southern Florida CoP) @ Jackson Memorial Hospital, Construction Trailers Big Room (Chiller Room)
May 31 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

LCI-CoP_Final 

LCI Southern Florida Community of Practice

presents

What is Lean?


This topic introduces Lean Project Delivery as relevant to the design and construction industry, compares conventional delivery with Lean delivery outcomes and describes the goals and benefits of Lean.

SPEAKER:

Tim Ott – LIPD Consulting – Tim is a 30-year veteran of the construction industry and a career owner’s representative. Tim brings a unique perspective and understanding of a project owner’s needs. Specializing in Lean construction and integrated forms of agreement, he offers insights to the owner’s challenges of adopting these tools and techniques needed for successful Lean construction/IPD projects.

Attendance is free of charge.

Coffee, donuts/light breakfast will be offered.  Please register!

Park in Blue labeled garage located on 19th St. in front of the Diagnostic Treatment Center. Follow the black fence down the sidewalk to the white construction trailers. (you will see the white trailers on the corner of 12th Ave. and 19th St. as you turn onto 19th St.)

 

Jun
3
Mon
A3 Reports/Knowledge Briefs Master Class (New England CoP) @ SmithGroup
Jun 3 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

LCI-CoP_Final 

LCI New England Community of Practice

presents

A3 Reports/Knowledge Briefs Master Class



We’re trying something new at the New England LCI Community of Practice. We’re inviting you to bring your A3 reports, also known as knowledge briefs in the design community, for some individual coaching. We will use a coaching format prominent in the world of music called master class.

In a master class, all the students (and often spectators) watch and listen as the master takes one student at a time. The student…usually performs a single piece which they have prepared, and the master will give them advice on how to play it, often including anecdotes about the composer, demonstrations of how to play certain passages, and admonitions of common technical errors. [Wikipedia]

Jessica Miller, SmithGroup is our “visiting” master. She has authored over 80 knowledge briefs and mentored many authors. Don’t be intimidated by the format or by the master. Jess is an empathic peer coach who enthusiastically helps others develop competence with A3s.

Our program will begin with a 20-minute primer on the A3 approach to prepare attendees for the coaching that follows. Jess will then share examples of her work. She’ll follow by inviting attendees to the front of the room for coaching on their A3s. We expect that there will be time for three students. Attendees who want coaching must submit their A3s prior to the event in PDF format that will be displayed during the coaching.

The event will conclude with a Q&A for guidance on bringing the A3 practice to your organization.

________________________________________
Speaker

Jessica Miller – SmithGroup – Jessica is a professional Mechanical Engineer with additional expertise in BIM (Building Information Modeling), Lean processes, tools and mindset. She uses her multi-faceted experience to develop innovative ways to improve project processes and outcomes. She is the SmithGroup Lean Health co-champion and a member of the Lean Advisors group. Jessica actively serves as a core member of the Lean Construction Institute of New England Chapter and is a comprehensive systems thinker.


Registration:

Member Rate: $39.00 

Non-Member Rate – $49.00

Student Rate: $29.00

Light apps and refreshments provided

 

UPCOMING National LCI Events


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May
29
Wed
Lean in Design Forum 2019 @ Palmer House - A Hilton Hotel
May 29 @ 7:30 am – May 30 @ 5:00 pm

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.

Jun
14
Fri
WEBINAR: Introduction to the Last Planner System™ in Design @ webinar
Jun 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

In this webinar, Christian Pikel will present key topics and lessons for applying Last Planner System™ 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.

 

Learning Objectives\

At the end of this presentation, 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.

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**

 

Jun
28
Fri
WEBINAR: Introduction to the Last Planner System™ @ webinar
Jun 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 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.

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**

 

Oct
14
Mon
SAVE THE DATE
21st LCI CONGRESS
Oct 14 – Oct 18 all-day
 

LCIs LA/Orange County Community of Practice PAST Events