New York State (LeanNY)

LCI New York State Community of Practice

Welcome to the New York State (LeanNY) Community of Practice (CoP) website!

  • LeanNY’s mission is to support the continuous improvement of project delivery in New York State. Our regional focus includes the Hudson Valley, Central and Western New York . Our CoP serves public and private sector Owners involved with key segments of the New York economy: Health Care; Education; Research; and, Advanced Manufacturing.
  • LeanNY supports our CoP with targeted programs and learning events from Buffalo to Albany. Our “Lean Happy Hours” are dynamic sessions where facility managers, architects, owners, construction managers, developers, program managers, engineers and all project stakeholders exchange best practices and challenge the status quo.
  • The design, construction and development industry has reached a watershed moment. The confluence of demographic change, technology and a lingering frustration with traditional methods has made likely a disruptive transition in project delivery. LeanNY intends to play a guiding role as we move toward a new paradigm.

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 sam.spata@methodlean.com.

Core Group for LeanNY Capital Region as currently constituted:

  • Leader – Steven Thompson, GLOBALFOUNDRIES (Owner)
  • Vice Leader – Sam Spata, MethodLean (Consultant)
  • Events Leader – Jen Robbins, Turner (CM)
  • Outreach – Joe Hogan, AGC (Professional Association)
  • Event Champion- Joe Gross, Gross Electric (Trade)
  • Event Champion – Paul Moyer, Pike (CM)
  • Event Champion – Rami Saleh, GLOBALFOUNDRIES (Owner)
  • Event Champion – Tom Shannon, Danforth (Trade)
  • Event Champion – John Tobin, EYP (A+E)
  • Event Champion – Chris Walton, TFS (Trade)

LCI New York State (LeanNY) Community of Practice UPCOMING Events

UPCOMING National LCI Events

Jan
23
Thu
WEBINAR: Lean Leadership: How to Implement and Cultivate a Continuous Culture of Lean – sponsored by Procore
Jan 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lean is more than tools and techniques—you’ll know it’s been successfully implemented within your company when your best learners become your best leaders.

In this webinar, find out how everyone in your organization can become a leader in Lean, and how implementing a Lean culture throughout the entire organization is key to bringing your company to the next level of productivity and possibilities.

Join us for this invaluable presentation from Cory Hackler, Lean Manager at DPR Construction, a national general contracting company specializing in complex, sustainable projects, and has been using Lean principles in its projects for nearly two decades.

You’ll hear how to define and apply Lean leadership principles at your company, success stories from DPR’s groundbreaking Lean Leadership program, and strategies for cultivating a continuous culture of Lean throughout your organization.

From your field to accounting teams, Lean learners and enthusiasts of all levels will benefit from this webinar.

You’ll hear:
– Success stories on implementing Lean culture
– How to practically apply Lean leadership knowledge to your business
– How to learn from your strategic partners to drive towards a common goal
– Strategies for teams to collect feedback and build continuous lean training and a culture of Lean

Jan
29
Wed
WEBINAR: Introduction to Lean Project Delivery (LPD)
Jan 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

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.  

  • During this presentation, participants will learn to:
  • Define Lean and the principles associated with a Lean operating system
  • Identify the principles and tools relevant to Lean design and construction processes
  • Recognize various types of waste in design and construction and apply tools to reduce, minimize and/or eliminate waste.
Feb
7
Fri
WEBINAR: Introduction to Takt Time Production Planning
Feb 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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.

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.

LCIs New York State (LeanNY) Community of Practice PAST Events

When to do IPD? Panel Discussion (New York State CoP)

December 12, 2019 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
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Lean Brew (New York State CoP)

October 21, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
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Challenges of a Multifaceted IPD Program (New York State CoP)

September 19, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Lean Brew – Optimizing Design Delivery (New York State CoP)

July 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
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Better Building – Lean Practice for the Project-Driven Organization (New York State CoP)

June 11, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
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A Lean Coffee (LeanNY) (New York State CoP)

May 14, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
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IPD in Action: The Alfond Center for Health Success Story(New York State CoP)

April 16, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
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Target Value Design (New York State CoP)

March 12, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
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Takeaways from the 20th LCI Congress (New York State CoP)

December 4, 2018 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
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Choosing By Advantages (New York State CoP)

November 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
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Introduction to Last Planner System®(New York State CoP)

May 8, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Gemba Tour: Union College Science Center Project (New York State CoP)

April 17, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Lessons Learned in Pull Planning Facilitation and Implementation (New York State CoP)

March 20, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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Holiday Networking Event (New York State CoP)

January 16, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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Panel Discussion: 19th LCI Congress (New York State CoP)

November 14, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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The Mindset of an Effective Big Room (New York State CoP)

October 10, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
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Introduction to Lean Project Delivery (New York State CoP)

June 27, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Pull-Planning the Design Phase (New York State CoP)

May 23, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
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Lean Introduction & Reception – (New York State CoP)

February 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Owner Survey Presentation – (New York State CoP)

January 19, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
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Lean Coffee – DECEMBER (New York State CoP)

December 1, 2016 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
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Rivers Casino & Resort: Pull Planning to Beat the Odds (LeanNY CoP)

October 13, 2016 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
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Lean in Western New York (LeanNY CoP)

September 29, 2016 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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Lean Project Delivery: Improve Your Status Quo (New York State CoP)

September 15, 2016 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
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