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

Sep
22
Tue
2020 Owners Panel: How General Motors, Procter & Gamble and GLOBALFOUNDRIES are Breaking the Project Delivery Mold through Lean IPD (St. Louis and New York State CoPs) @ Virtual Meeting
Sep 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

2020 Owners Panel: In this webinar, three large Owners (General   Motors, Procter & Gamble and GLOBALFOUNDRIES) will speak about how their Capex programs are breaking the project delivery mold through Lean IPD. Our guest panel consists of Mike Mayra with GM, Matt Cukovecki with P&G, and Steve Thompson with GF. This is LCI St Louis CoP’s flagship event of the year, and we encourage the entire AEC/O community to take advantage of this opportunity to hear directly from Owner Leaders in our industry. This event is also highly recommended for other owners to attend.

Panelists:

Mike Mayra is the Construction Group Manager at General Motors   responsible for non-product portfolio (NPP) projects and Powertrain projects. Under his leadership, GM successfully implemented a $1 billion, multi-year Lean Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) program in plants across the US and Mexico. Mr. Mayra is actively involved with the Lean Construction Institute, where he has served as Board Member, member of its Owners Council, and owner representative of the LCI Michigan CoP.

Matt Cukovecki is a Senior Purchase Manager – Lean IPD Leader at Procter & Gamble. He has been intimately involved with the creation and implementation of P&G’s IPD Program. P&G is moving to LIPD as the primary execution model for its $3.7B global annual Capex program. Mr. Cukovecki is a Lean IPD practicioner and subject matter expert as well as an active member with both the Lean Construction Institute and the LCI Ohio Valley CoP.

Steve Thompson is Senior Director Facility Design & Construction at   GLOBALFOUNDRIES. He is a proven expert with global experience in the planning, building, and start-up of high   technology facilities. His background in engineering and manufacturing has enabled him to successfully lead many start-up programs with a rigorous focus on on-time delivery and cost   savings. Mr. Thompson is an active member of the Lean Construction Institute (LCI) and currently chairs the LCI New York State CoP.

Jose Garcia-Aranda is the President of Alberici Global Automotive   Constructors. He oversees Alberici Constructors’ automotive market and Mexico-based operations. His experience includes large, complex, and fast-track projects in the automotive, life sciences & semiconductor industries. Mr. Garcia-Aranda is an   active member of the Lean Construction Institute. He is a Speaker Champion and Co-Chair of the Learning Days Program for the 2020 LCI Congress. He also leads the LCI St Louis CoP. 

UPCOMING National LCI Events

Sep
29
Tue
WEBINAR: Bosch RefinemySite. The Lean collaboration platform by Bosch
Sep 29 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

RefinemySite is a cloud-based construction collaboration platform that applies Lean principles to enable your entire team — from superintendent to trade contractors — to plan, communicate and execute in real time. Join us for this educational program so you can experience how your project team can use Last Planner System® practices with RefinemySite to more productively plan, coordinate, confirm and learn from your work.

Oct
1
Thu
WEBINAR: Getting the most of the Last Planner System® during Covid-19
Oct 1 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Join the vPlanner team for this short overview of the best practices of managing collaborative pull planning while working remotely. Since February, our team has coached dozens of project teams around the world to transition from on-site management to remote/hybrid management of their production plans using vPlanner. We will also share how we have been adapting takt planning to a variety of project types and situations including in recovery planning to lessen the impact of social distancing on the workflow. We have assembled lessons learned for planning the design, construction, commissioning, and activation that we will share during this webinar.

Oct
8
Thu
WEBINAR: 10 Resources to Guide an Effective Lean Construction Journey
Oct 8 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Review 10 essential Lean books with Lean construction leader and author Hal Macomber. Intended for people starting to implement Lean practices as well as those continuing to build their Lean organizations and projects. This is the perfect precursor to Congress and will help keep teams on track well after the event is over.

Oct
19
Mon
22nd Annual Congress (Virtual) @ 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.

 

Oct
28
Wed
WEBINAR: Effective Big Room @ GoToWebinar
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

High-performing teams function on collaborative brain power to rapidly advance work and add value by operating in a Big Room setting. Effective Big Rooms are only possible with the mindset and behaviors that break down the traditional silos to allow for cross-functional team collaboration and decision-making.  Through the Effective Big Room webinar, you will gain a foundational understanding of the concept of a Big Room by learning the benefits, purpose, and implementation considerations.  This webinar will lead you to understanding how to improve collaboration and drive transparency within your team to optimize project outcomes.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define the meaning of a Big Room, and understand the purpose and benefits of implementing the approach to improving project outcomes.
  2. Understand the characteristics and behaviors of a Big Room Team including aspects of effective facilitation.
  3. Identify venue types for hosting a Big Room, and discover the key elements for tailoring the space to support collaborative activities.
  4. Gain insights into how the Big Room approach supports knowledge sharing and enhanced collaboration.
Nov
13
Fri
Conversations With Coaches @ Zoom Meeting
Nov 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Join us for a 90-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   we will be capping registration at 70 in order to keep the groups small! 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.

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