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.

 

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UPCOMING National LCI Events

Jul
9
Thu
WEBINAR: Lean Leadership: How to Build a Healthy Project Team – a Procore sponsored webinar
Jul 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Project leaders in both Design and Construction want to know how they can improve project team collaboration and trust, remove siloed behavior and sustain team spirit. Leaders must go beyond understanding the technical competence or a “smart” team to an understanding what makes up a “healthy” team. Project teams are made up of smart people who understand technology and processes. However, they rarely take the time to go beyond smart to understand healthy. It is often considered too “touchy feely” and or personal. This webinar will introduce participants to the concepts and tools to build a personal connection and culture of collaboration.
· How do you gauge the social framework of your project?
· Partner selection can be a valuable part of building team chemistry
· What is “psychological safety”?
· What are the basic Leadership styles that build & sustain deep trust?
· What are the 3 key elements of a highly collaborative team?
· What are some exercises to create a strong personal connection?

Jul
10
Fri
Conversations With Coaches @ Zoom Meeting
Jul 10 @ 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.

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.

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 Mid-Atlantic Community of Practice PAST Events

Lean Practices in Social Distance Workspaces (Mid-Atlantic CoP)

May 5, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
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CANCELLED – A Lean Coffee (Mid-Atlantic CoP)

March 24, 2020 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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“Introduction to Lean Construction: Building Knowledge in Design & Construction”

March 26, 2013
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