1400 North 14th Street, 12th Floor
Arlington, VA 22209
The Minnesota CoP brings together the most forward thinking and respected design, construction, and supply chain and professionals in our in region.
Through effective lean leadership we are creating a “buzz” within our community, an excitement, an infectious desire far beyond our core group for a sustainable local lean culture. We are creating a rising tide that will lift all the boats in our local construction community.
The best way to get involved is to come to our monthly Lean Coffee events that are on the second Thursday of each month! There is no cost, all are welcome, and no previous lean experience is necessary. For more information about the Minnesota CoP please contact me, Jason Pederson, at email@example.com.
Our dedicated core group members include:
Leader — Jason Pederson
Vice Leader / Outreach — Ryan Ring
Events Leader — Josh Singsank
Communication — Jake Fisher
We look forward to seeing your soon! Should you have any questions about our group, please feel free to reach out to Jason Pederson at firstname.lastname@example.org or another core group member listed above.
This topic focuses on the 8 Wastes as relevant to the design and construction industry. Participants will learn the definition of waste and descriptions of each of the 8 Wastes with examples for further exploration. Learning will include a before and after waste walk video example.
The LCI Lean Learning Series is a facilitated discussion-oriented event focused on a specific Lean subject matter. The event is more structured than a Lean Coffee yet shorter and less structured than a LCI education course. Its purpose is to provide just enough knowledge base to kick start an engaging Lean discussion amongst the participants.
This Introduction to Lean Project Delivery webinar will introduce Lean as relative to the design and construction industry. Participants will learn why Lean matters for their projects and why they should care. They will be introduced to the key principles and wastes that are foundational to Lean.
Takt planning has come into its own in the last few years. Companies including BMW, Sutter Health and Others have reported very positive results of implementing Takt planning. This webinar will introduce you to the basics of Takt Time production planning for construction.
Takt planning has been used in Manufacturing and is very straight-forward when used on a standard manufacturing with a fixed assembly line. While construction has a very different work flow, many of the same concepts apply to construction.
The value of Takt planning has been realized in combination with other Lean tools like the Last Planner System(R) and Lean Principles. Takt production planning is especially effective for project with repetitive spaces. Takt is German word (Taktzeit Cycle) for establishing the “beat” or rhythm of a process. In construction, various installation speeds disrupt flow and create waste. Creating a Takt plan and managing production plans that are location based is the central premise of Takt planning. Takt planning is used to synchronize the sequences and therefor the trade partners flow of work and to level the work and create a production plan and consistent rhythm of work, materials and information associate with conditions at specific locations.
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.
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.
“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.
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.