Mid-Atlantic

LCI Mid-Atlantic Community of Practice

The LCI Mid-Atlantic Community of Practice (CoP) is an active, diverse group of professionals from across the design and construction industry. Our CoP serves the Philadelphia metro and greater Pennsylvania areas and exists to permeate the local industry with Lean practices and raise awareness of their value while creating a sustainable Lean community. We do this by:

  • advancing Lean knowledge and understanding
  • providing academic, applied and experiential learning opportunities that engage members at any point in their development of Lean mastery
  • building a Lean network to better connect people and ideas

As part of the Lean Construction Institute, we provide regular informational and networking events focused on improving design and construction delivery. Whether you are just beginning with Lean or a seasoned Lean practitioner, we invite you to join us in sharing and exploring the possibilities and tools of Lean Design and Construction.

Visit the upcoming events section below; as events are opened for registration they will be visible here. Please use the associated link to register. Limited space is available for many of these events; be sure to reserve your spot early.

Further along in your Lean journey? We’d love to hear from you as we move forward in developing deeper learning and application.

If you are looking for a more active role in our CoP, have questions or suggestions, please contact us at midatlanticlean@gmail.com.

LCI Mid-Atlantic Community of Practice UPCOMING Events

Feb
20
Thu
Lean Coffee – (Chicago CoP) @ Michuda Construction, Inc.
Feb 20 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

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 light breakfast will be served

Free Parking available is located on site.

  

Lean Coffee (Central Florida-TAMPA CoP) @ KHS&S
Feb 20 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

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 of cost.  Please pre-register.

 

 

Using Offsite Construction and Prefabrication To Address a Labor Shortage (Carolinas CoP) @ NC State Hunt Library - Room 4106 Lecture Hall
Feb 20 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Building on our recent lean coffee where we discussed how to handle a labor shortage in the industry, the LCI Carolina chapter has invited three local companies to discuss how they use offsite construction and prefabrication to reduce onsite manpower and improve project quality. Bernhard MCC, Starr Electric and EAS will present on their approach to prefabrication and offsite construction. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion where the audience can ask questions of the three presenters.

Speakers:

Tom Boudreaux is BernhardMCC’s Senior VP of Engineering. Tom has over 40 years of engineering and mechanical construction experience. Tom is BMCC’s LEAN champion for both our engineering group and our fabrication operation.

David Evans is a Senior Vice President for Starr Electric Company, Inc. and a 25-year construction industry veteran. David helped found the modular division at Starr Electric Company and has helped create new techniques in prefabrication and modular construction such as interior and exterior electrical rooms, power skids, battery storage, and other electrical modular capabilities. David is a licensed general contractor and brings an expanded way of modular thinking to Starr Electric Company.

As the Director of Business Development at Environmental Air Systems since 1996, Charlie Dick provides industrial economic development and business development for the Carolinas and Virginia for chemical, process manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and Mission Critical applications. He consults with industry on the application of Off-Site Manufacturing delivery methods for large scale Mechanical & Electrical Infrastructure

Anyone that brings two new attendees that have not previously attended LCI events will receive a small gift. Please email Katherine at kcopeland@southlandind.com after registering the new attendees.

All parties that have registered by February 14th will receive parking passes for the event.

Appetizers will be served.

Target Value Design Workshop (San Diego CoP) @ DPR Construction
Feb 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Are you interested in learning more about Target Value Design, how teams work within constraints to deliver the value proposition owners are expecting, and how to apply it to Progressive Design-Build projects? Then this workshop is for you. This event co-sponsored by the Lean Construction Institute San Diego Community of Practice and DBIA San Diego Chapter is designed to introduce the concepts behind Target Value Design through an interactive workshop using a teams-based learning approach. David and Summer Umstot will co-facilitate this hands-on workshop at DPR’s San Diego office.

 

 Registration Rates:

  • LCI Member: $35
  • Non-Member: $45
  • Owner: Free (First 10)
  • Student: $20

 

Refreshments will be provided.

Feb
21
Fri
A Lean Coffee (Ohio Valley CoP) @ HGC Construction
Feb 21 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

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 Pastries will be served

Parking Information: Parking is available on the front and north side of the building. Lean Coffee will be held in the Second Floor Training Room

 

LCI Lean Learning Series – What is Lean? (DC Metro CoP) @ AGC
Feb 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for an LCI Lean Learning Session and Lean Coffee to lean and support each other in our Lean endeavors!

LCI Lean Learning Sessions are 30-45 minute facilitated discussions on a particular subject matter having to do with Lean Project Delivery, ideally leading the participants into new action. This month’s session will be “What is Lean”.

Right after the Learning Session we will continue the discussion in our Lean Coffee. 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 – Registration Required

 

Feb
24
Mon
LCI Education: Introduction to Lean Project Delivery (St. Louis CoP) @ Washington University Danforth Campus Center
Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

What if you could add more value for your customers while meeting schedule and budget requirements? By recognizing the various types of waste in project delivery processes, you can start to increase productivity by implementing the Lean approaches taught in Introduction to Lean Project Delivery. With a small mindset shift, the silos set up by traditional delivery methods can be broken to allow architects, engineers, general contractors, trade partners and owners to closely collaborate and problem solve together. This LCI education course will be an important step on your journey to achieve Lean thinking.

Target Audience: architects, engineers, general contractors, trade partners, owners, students, and consultants

Learning Objectives:

  • Define Lean and the Lean operating system’s principles
  • Identify principles and tools relevant to Lean design and construction processes
  • Recognize various types of waste and apply tools to reduce and/or eliminate waste
  • Increase collaboration and communication on projects through structured planning systems and processes

Map and directions will be sent to all registered attendees. 

 Please follow us on our LinkedIn page at https://www.linkedin.com/company/lci-st-louis-cop/

Feb
25
Tue
Building a Better Panel, a Presentation focused on Collaborative Design (Dallas/Fort Worth CoP) @ Texo
Feb 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us as we unpack the design process used to create this unique precast façade panel system while still meeting budget and time constraints. Fostering a collaborative environment throughout the project by including all stakeholders was most critical to maintaining design quality without sacrificing efficiency.

Learning Objectives

 • Understand the tools utilized to streamline the design to fabrication process

 • With a given set of parameters and constraints, learn how we maximized the efficiency of a modular precast panel. 

 • Learn how we automated the construction document and shop drawing process. 

 

Registration is Free – Registration Required

Lean Brew – (New York State CoP) @ SingleCut North
Feb 25 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

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 Fee: $10.00

Registration includes pizza and two drink tickets.

Feb
26
Wed
Lean Coffee – Study Action Team (Austin CoP) @ Taco Deli
Feb 26 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

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. 

The purpose of a Study Action Team (SAT) is to review the assigned reading as a group, discuss the content, share thoughts and ideas, create objectives, and have an overall deeper understanding of the material. This is done over a series of sessions with the objective to small batch the reading material and discuss throughout the year. Please join us for part 1 of the SAT – The Lean Builder as we discuss chapters 1-3. Please use the link below to purchase the book. 

 

 Registration is free (Please Register)

Recommended Reading:
The Lean Builder – A Builder’s Guide to Applying Lean Tools in the Field
Link to purchase book: https://theleanbuilder.com/product/the-lean-builder/

 

UPCOMING National LCI Events

Feb
27
Thu
WEBINAR: How to Contract using Lean without an IPD Contract: the ConsensusDocs 305 Standard Lean Construction Addendum
Feb 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Lean design and construction methods have emerged as one of the most significant developments to improve value, efficiency, and relationships in the design and construction industry. Design and construction contracts provide both a potential obstacle and opportunity to incorporating Lean tools and developing a Lean culture for your next construction project. Learn how you can use the ConsensusDocs 305 Lean Addendum to facilitate a Lean project without an integrated project delivery (IPD) contract. Getting your contracts right to encourage Lean is difficult. Now there is an industry contract standard form to help.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Gain an overview of the ConsensusDocs 305 Lean Addendum
  • Learn Lean project fundamentals that you can incorporate in your project’s contracts
  • Understand how to implement Lean practices and Lean culture when an Owner’s constraints preclude use of an IPD contract. 

Presenters:

Joseph Cleves, Partner – Taft Law

Joel Darrington, Contracting Counsel – DPR Construction

Brian Perlberg, Executive Director, Senior Counsel – ConsensusDocs

Tom Richert, Principal – Lean Project Consulting, Inc.

Mar
19
Thu
WEBINAR: Avoiding the Big Mistakes: 5 Essentials To Ensure High Performance
Mar 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

“All of the big mistakes happen on the first day.” – BIG BIM little bim, Finith E. Jernigan AIA

There are five essentials owners often overlook when standing up a project team. This webinar will challenge common day one assumptions. It will take owners beyond good intentions and fuzzy team building to address deep rooted attitudes and habits that drive supply chain self-serving and adversarial behavior. We will provide also provide you four criteria to evaluate individuals and determine up front if you have a high performing individual, or not. As a bonus you will receive a PDF of a comprehensive checklist for launching a high performing team.

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.

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

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