1400 North 14th Street, 12th Floor
Arlington, VA 22209
Welcome to the New York State (LeanNY) Community of Practice (CoP) website!
Join us as we build a LeanNY CoP open to everyone who cares about how the built environment is achieved. For more information on how to become involved, please contact Sam Spata at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Core Group for LeanNY Capital Region as currently constituted:
LCI New York State Community of Practice
IPD in Action: The Alfond Center for Health Success Story
Lessons learned by SMRT Architects and Engineers, design lead for 640,000sf New Hospital utilizing Integrated Project Delivery.
John Tobin – SMRT – New York region leader for multidisciplinary firm committed to providing design environments that create a positive user experience. SMRT innovates on behalf of our clients to advance their success, providing multidisciplinary expertise for complex buildings that require a high level of design.
Craig Piper – SMRT – Craig truly fosters personal connections with his clients, inspiring their loyalty and sharing their enthusiasm for success. Since joining SMRT nearly 20 years ago, Craig has managed some of our most complex projects. He is particularly proud of his contributions to the MaineGeneral Medical Center Alfond Center for Health. As Chair of SMRT’s board, Craig helps guide our collective vision for the future.
Flat Rate $25.00
Free Parking is available on site.
Coffee, light refreshments
LCI New York State (LeanNY) Community of Practice
A Lean Coffee
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.
Kyle Price – WWProSolutions – Kyle is Director of Northeastern Operations and a Lean practitioner. He will guide us through the Lean Coffee event.
Registration is free – Register Required
Coffee and light breakfast will be served
Parking free on site
LCI New York State Community of Practice
Better Building – Lean Practice for the Project-Driven Organization
The business of creating our built environment remains largely siloes and disconnected today. Owners, designers, construction managers, and trade contractors each defend their profit margins by shifting risk to others and focusing on their own piece of the puzzle. Lean thinking promises to change all this, yet has proven particularly difficult to implement in the building industry.
Better Building provides a practical model for putting Lean thinking into action and improving the experience of project work. Based on years of experience shifting mindsets and behaviors, this model answers the most often asked questions and provides a roadmap for navigating the toughest parts of a Lean transformation journey in the project-driven environment.
Whether exploring Lean for the first time or sharpening skills of leadership and continuous improvement, every individual, team or organization will benefit from these insights.
Join Klaus Lemke as he shares some of the experiences and insights that went into the development of the Better Building model. The session will include practical advice for incorporating Lean thinking into project-driven work, and a chance to exchange ideas and challenge your own thinking about what is possible.
Recommended Reading: Lemke Reading
Speaker: Klaus Lemke– Lean Project, Inc. – Klaus is Managing Principal of LeanProject, Inc.. His expertise spans all aspects of design and construction, with a career-long focus on continuous improvement. A Civil Engineering graduate from the University of Illinois, his early experience with Total Quality Management and Lean form the basis of his personal philosophy on organizational management.
Klaus recognizes that a healthy learning environment is essential for creating real and sustainable change.
This course is registered with AIA CES for 4 LU|HSW credits
Flat Rate $125.00
(Early Bird rate $100.00 – must register by 4/12/2019)
Free Parking is available on site.
Registration includes lunch immediately following the workshop
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?
Bruce Cousins, AIA – Principal, SWORD Integrated Building Solutions
Bruce 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.
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**
1.5 CM-Lean CE Credit | AGC of America recognizes “Building a Healthy Team for Project Success: Cooperation vs. Collaboration” 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.
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.