Northern California

LCI Northern California Community of Practice

Welcome to the LCI Northern California Community of Practice. Our community serves Lean practitioners from the Bay Area to the Central Valley. Currently we hold two separate events per month, one in the Bay Area in Oakland, and a Central Valley event in Sacramento. Every third month we hold a single joint event at a more neutral location in Walnut Creek. We take the month of July off so that members of our CoP can enjoy some summer vacation time with family.

As you know, the design and construction industry is transforming into a more collaborative culture through the application of Lean principles and integration project teams. Our goal is to create an environment where owners, architects, designers, contractors, trade partners, suppliers, academics and industry organizations can all come together to share, learn, and explore Lean principles and processes with a common goal of improving our industry and delivering value to our Owners and community.

Each December and March our Core Group meets to outline our monthly event topics that is inspired by LCI’s vision to transform the Built Environment through Lean Implementation and to ultimately increase stakeholder satisfaction and maximize project delivery value.

For any membership questions, or for general questions and/or comments, please contact Angela Bowman (Leader) at Angela.Bowman@boldt.com.  If you have a topic that you would like to present, or for sponsorship opportunities, please contact Dan Goodman (Vice/Events Leader) at daniel.goodman2@ucsf.edu.

 

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LCI Northern California Community of Practice UPCOMING Events

Sep
23
Wed
LCI Lean Learning Series: Target Value Delivery (Northern California CoP) @ Zoom Meeting
Sep 23 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

This is going to be an interactive session and joining from your mobile device may be frustrating. For that reason, we are only allowing attendees to join from your computer. We also encourage everyone to #turnyourcameraon! It will enrich the experience for all participants.

Course Overview: Gain an understanding of Target Value Delivery (TVD) by learning the different phases and components that make up the delivery approach. Learn how the Lean components interact together to improve the process and outcome of the project. Enhance learning with a project simulation throughout the course. This course is a more advanced course. Learners should consider taking other LCI courses to gain foundational Lean understanding prior to taking this course.

LCI Instructor: Brian Winningham, Field Driven Lean
A Lean Construction consultant who has over 20 years in industry estimating, planning, managing and leading construction projects and teams, Brian is passionate about sharing the benefits of Lean Construction. He’s the leader emeritus of the San Antonio LCI Community of Practice (CoP). He is an approved instructor for LCI training courses and for the AGC Lean Construction Education Program (AGC-LCEP). He is an Army Ranger Veteran and active with Veterans in his community.

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.

 

LCI Northern California Community of Practice Past Presentations

LCIs Northern California Community of Practice PAST Events

Lean Happy Hour – AIA Sacramento Office

June 23, 2016
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Target Value Design Workshop

May 24, 2016
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Incorporating LEAN Principles in a Conventional Design-Project at UC Davis – Oakland

May 12, 2016
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Incorporating LEAN Principles in a Conventional Design-Project at UC Davis – Sacramento

May 11, 2016
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[TRAINING] Lean 101: Introduction to Lean Design & Construction

April 12, 2016
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Lean Happy Hour – AIA East Bay Office

February 10, 2016
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Continuous Improvement: Case Study from University of California, San Francisco

January 13, 2016
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Implementation of Lean Safety on the Jobsite

November 11, 2015
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A Better Way to Build – with AIA East Bay

September 23, 2015
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Lean Leadership: Building the Lean Culture

September 9, 2015
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Integrated Practices in Design, Lessons Learned on the UHS Henderson Hospital

August 12, 2015
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Lean Leadership: Building the Lean Culture

August 12, 2015
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Effectively Managing ThedaCare’s True North Vision

July 8, 2015
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There is Building and There is Architecture – Opening the Black Box of Design

June 10, 2015
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Creating a Useful Project Production Tracking System

June 10, 2015
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Creating a Useful Project Production Tracking System

May 13, 2015
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There is Building and There is Architecture – Opening the Black Box of Design

May 13, 2015
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Intel’s Construction Revolution

April 8, 2015
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LCI/P2SL State of the Union & Networking

March 11, 2015
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Lessons of a Failed Kaizen Event

March 11, 2015
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Lessons of a Failed Kaizen Event

February 11, 2015
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LCI/P2SL State of the Union & Networking

February 11, 2015
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Lean Leadership for 2015 and Beyond

January 14, 2015
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Lessons of a Failed Kaizen Event

November 12, 2014
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Integrated Design Build Delivery on the St. Jude’s Medical Center Project

August 13, 2014
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Half Day Introduction to Last Planner® Training

August 13, 2014
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Integrated Process for Document Quality Assurance – Sacramento

July 17, 2014
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Integrated Process for Document Quality Assurance – Berkeley

July 16, 2014
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An Owner’s Perspective on Integrated Lean Construction in Healthcare

May 7, 2014
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Small Wins: The Essence of Continuous Improvement B

April 10, 2014
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Half Day Introduction to Lean Project Delivery

April 10, 2014
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Small Wins: The Essence of Continuous Improvement A

April 9, 2014
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Challenges to Creativity and Innovation in the Design and Construction Industry

February 12, 2014
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Half-Day Introduction to Lean Project Delivery

February 12, 2014
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LCI and our Trade Associations – How do we look?

January 9, 2014
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LCI and our Trade Associations – How do we look?

January 8, 2014
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Central Valley Branch: “Best of 2012… Lean Process & Information Flow – Realizing your Team’s Potential to Build it Right the FIRST TIME”

January 9, 2013
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“How Technology is Moving Design, Delivery and Construction Closer in Time and Precision”

October 3, 2012
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“A Comparison of Commitment Tracking Methods”

September 12, 2012
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Combined Branches: “Using Target Value Design & BIM to Create a Reliable Contract Price for a $1B Hospital”

August 8, 2012
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Combined Branches: “Explorations is Set Based Design”

July 11, 2012
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“Pull Scheduling in Design”

May 10, 2012
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Bay Area Branch: “The 9th Type of Waste: Untapped Potential How to Turn Valuable Information into Real Value”

March 14, 2012
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Bay Area Branch: “Built in Quality-Getting Things Done Right…The First Time”

February 8, 2012
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