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

 

 

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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

Jul
16
Thu
WEBINAR: Kaizen – Continuous Improvement for Design & Construction
Jul 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Call it Kaizen, continuous improvement, or operational excellence, we all want to be better and better at what we do. That may be with our crews in the field, how we execute projects, our design teams, or the everyday processes we use to operate our organization. In this webinar you will learn:

 

  • What is “kaizen” and how it is different from “innovation”
  • Why process-oriented thinking, central to all lean thinking, is critical to continuous improvement
  • How to generate and capture ideas for improvement
  • How to turn those ideas in to standard processes that can benefit your projects and your organization
  • Why a focus on people delivers better results than a focus on results
  • What is Value Stream Mapping and simple ways to start mapping now
  • How to turn “lessons learned” in to “improved processes”

 

What you learn can be put to use right away. While becoming a continuously improving organization takes time, with every step you, your teams, and your organization will benefit.

Aug
6
Thu
WEBINAR: Lean in the Design Phase
Aug 6 @ 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.
Aug
14
Fri
Conversations With Coaches @ Zoom Meeting
Aug 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us for a 60-minute virtual CoP experience to engage deeply with independent Lean Coaches in a collaborative discussion.
Come with your most vexing Lean implementation or project problems and get expert advice. We will utilize breakouts to discuss topics in small groups, each led by a coach.

The Zoom link for attendance will be included with your registration confirmation email.

This is going to be a fun and interactive session and so we are capping attendance at 50! As well, joining from your mobile device may be frustrating. For that reason, we are only allowing attendees to join from your computer. We also ask that everyone #turnyourcameraon and come ready to actively participate! It will enrich the experience for all participants.

Aug
27
Thu
WEBINAR: Gemba Walks For Construction @ GoToWebinar
Aug 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Construction teams looking to improve the value being produced by workers and to create safer working environments conduct Gemba Walks.  In the Gemba Walks For Construction course, participants will gain insight to the what, why and how to successfully implement this method to support their projects.  This course is important to developing a positive continuous improvement mindset on your projects. 

 

Learning Objectives:

1. Gain an understanding of the definitions of Gemba and Gemba Walks: “The What.”

2. Identify the purpose and roles related to conducting a Gemba Walk: “The Why.”

3. Discover the process of conducting a Gemba Walk including key guiding questions: “The How.”

4. Gain insight through real-project examples of Gemba Walks and the resulting improvements.

Oct
19
Mon
22nd Annual Congress @ A Virtual Conference
Oct 19 @ 9:45 am – Oct 23 @ 1:00 pm

Discover the presentations that mean the most to your Lean journey with five tracks built around the overarching theme of The ABCs of Lean: Transformation through Actions, Best Practices and Coaching:

  • Transforming Behavior & Culture
    Lean isn’t just about tools and processes, but rather effective ways to approach challenges. New thinking leads to Lean behaviors and creates a culture of continuous improvement and respect for others. This track will explore how coaching can drive sustained behavioral change and the techniques and best practices that have demonstrated positive results.
  • Transforming Preconstruction & Design
    Architects, engineers and trade partners face unique challenges when asked to collaborate during pre-construction. This track will investigate the challenges have been addressed by applying Lean throughout the project planning and design phases to maximize value and reduce waste.
  • Transforming Procurement & Production
    As speed to market demand continues to drive pressure for quicker turnover of projects, more effective procurement, and transformational supply chain management is needed. This track will cover the actions, best practices and coaching methods that are being used to explore and solve delivery challenges and increase productivity through Lean design and construction.
  • Transforming Construction Support & Planning
    Construction support and planning tools create better information flow and transparency. Together, we will discuss how utilizing tools such as visual communication, project onboarding processes, the Last Planner System ®, etc. have transformed projects and outline what obstacles these tools have helped resolve. Attendees will share how they have coached or have been coached to leverage construction support and planning tools to achieve Lean transformation.
  • Transforming Field Execution & Safety
    Optimizing field efficiency and effectiveness through safe practices should be the number one goal of all Lean organizations. This track will cover the actions, best practices, or coaching techniques have been implemented to transform the field or safety on various projects.

 

 

LCIs LA/Orange County Community of Practice PAST Events

VIRTUAL Lean Coffee – Overcoming New Challenges With Lean Thinking (Los Angeles & Orange County CoP)

May 7, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
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Toyota Gemba Walk (Los Angeles & Orange County CoP)

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)

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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