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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

Mar
27
Wed
Interactive A-3 Root Cause Problem Solving – (Los Angeles & Orange County CoP) @ KHS&S Corporate Office
Mar 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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LCI Los Angeles and Orange County Community of Practice

presents

Interactive A-3 Root Cause Problem Solving


Learn how to actually use a root cause problem solving methodology along with an interactive A-3 simulation that can be applied to both large and small scoped problems.

Speaker

Michael Villar – KHS&S – Michael Villar is currently the Process Improvement Manager at KHS&S. He is primarily responsible for course curriculum, training, and certifying KHS&S field and office employees on their Lean journey. Michael is the current chair of the LCI Education committee, he is a LA/OC CoP board member, and he is on the LCI Congress 2019 planning committee. He is a LSS master Black Belt and a retired Marine officer.

Registration:
Flat Rate: $10.00
Student Rate: Free

Light snacks and non-alcoholic drinks provided




UPCOMING National LCI Events

Mar
29
Fri
WEBINAR: Building a Healthy Team for Project Success: Cooperation vs Collaboration @ webinar
Mar 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Why collaborate? Because it works, and because we can!

To foster true collaborative behavior – collaboration that can withstand the inevitable challenges presented by complex construction projects – requires the right people performing the right tasks within an environment that promotes trust and mutuality of expectation over shared project outcomes. Teamwork produces optimal results in nearly all fields of human endeavor. Military engagements, marketing campaigns, and sporting contests all depend on closely coordinated team effort. The failure to work as a team often results in failure or worse.

Investing in building a collaborative culture and a “people first” initiative has been shown to be a primary ingredient to engender success and to improve project results. This presentation will present some basic leadership strategies for building a healthy project team and a culture of collaboration on projects of all scopes and complexity.

What is your leadership style?

  • Command and Control
  • Consensus
  • Collaborative

Presenter:

Bruce Cousins, AIA – Principal, SWORD Integrated Building Solutions

BCCPicture2.5x2Bruce has over forty years of diverse experience in Architecture and Design/Build project delivery. For the last ten years, he has served as a leader, consultant and mentor for non-traditional project delivery for both Architects and Builders. As an industry-recognized leader in the use of computers as a design tool, He has been an evangelist of the Building Information Modeling-BIM process in Architectural practice and Construction. After 36 years working in various industry disciplines, in 2014, he established Sword Integrated Building Solutions providing Leadership Coaching, BIM and Lean consulting to companies who recognize the value of implementing Lean principles and practices to realize operational excellence.

He has successfully implemented the Last Planner® System on many projects. He is a registered Architect, an LCI consultant partner, and a certified AGC CM-Lean instructor.


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 The People Side of Lean 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.

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.

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

LCIs LA/Orange County Community of Practice PAST Events

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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