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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UPCOMING National LCI Events

Nov
12
Thu
WEBINAR: Two Lean Coaches Analyze Last Planner System®: Successes and Failures @ GoToWebinar
Nov 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

In this highly visual 90 minutes, two Lean coaches with a cumulative 17 years’ experience in over 400 Last Planner System® sessions on nearly 90 projects break down what works, what doesn’t and the essentials for Last Planner System® success.

Dan Fauchier and Andy Fulton will look at in-person sessions and virtual sessions and point out the differences when working virtually. Their experience includes projects in commercial, residential (multi-family and single family), healthcare, public works and industrial/agriculture.

Some discussion of “the basics” are included, but this is most valuable for those who are using or plan to use Last Planner System® on a project and want a deeper discussion of who to invite, how to prepare, how to connect Milestones, Phase Pulls and Weekly Work Plans, use of software, planning virtually, and more.

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.

Nov
19
Thu
WEBINAR: IPD for Small Projects @ GoToWebinar
Nov 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

You are still more likely today to hear about the mega-project’s use of Integrated Project Delivery than the smaller projects.  Although the big projects usually command all the attention, small projects make up a majority of the project landscape across the country.  This presentation will focus on a large healthcare system located in Chicago, its first IPD projects utilizing an Integrated Form of Agreement (IFOA) and will also focus on small retail health clinics that were built with a hybrid Lean approach.  The presenter is the Owner’s Representative who has worked for this client for over 2 decades on all capital project needs.  This will allow for real world examples showing the progress being made by using the IPD tools and the experience of building over (20) sites in 2 years.  There have been many challenges along the way and the discussion will dive into the inner workings and dealings with various landlords, newly constructed spaces that have fallen behind schedule and are delaying the opening of the clinics, and what the team has done to keep these projects moving forward.  Metrics and outcomes will be presented proving that selecting the same team and working repeatedly with them shows how efficiency can be driven into the construction process. 

Dec
4
Fri
WEBINAR: Principles of Target Value Delivery (TVD) @ GoToWebinar
Dec 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Staying within the allowable budget and ensuring the team’s innovation decreases waste and increases value to the customer are attributes of successful project delivery and can be achieved through Target Value Delivery (TVD). TVD is a disciplined management practice with several phases (Business Case Planning, Validation, Value Delivery and Value Post Construction) meant to be applied holistically to obtain maximum value. The phases of TVD can be supplemented by core components like team organization, Big Room, project planning, cost modeling, continuous estimating and conceptual design. Take the first step in your journey towards mastering each of the TVD phases and all of the core components in this 90-minute webinar.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe attributes of a team culture required to support TVD
  • Understand how to align project deliverables with customer-defined value
  • Define the major phases in the TVD process and how they relate

 

Dec
6
Sun
Sample Event2 @ LCI Community of Practice
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

LCI COmmunity of Practice Event

Dec
17
Thu
WEBINAR: Introduction to Lean Project Delivery (LPD) @ GoToWebinar
Dec 17 @ 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.
Sep
15
Tue
Sample Event @ LCI Community of Practice
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

LCI COmmunity of Practice Event

 

LCI Northern California Community of Practice Past Presentations

LCIs Northern California Community of Practice PAST Events

LCI Lean Learning Series: Target Value Delivery (Northern California CoP)

September 23, 2020 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
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The Trade Partner’s Journey, Adoption, Resistance and Getting Real Buy-In (Northern California CoP)

September 2, 2020 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
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Pull Planning and Schedule Collaboration in a Virtual World (Northern California CoP)

July 15, 2020 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
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Working Together But Apart – An Introduction to Virtual Meetings & Managing Remote Teams (Northern California CoP)

June 3, 2020 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
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A Virtual Lean Coffee – (Northern California CoP)

May 13, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
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POSTPONED: LCI Education: Introduction to Lean Project Delivery (Northern California CoP)

March 27, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 1:30 pm
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POSTPONED: LCI Lean Learning Series – Target Value Delivery (Northern California CoP)

March 12, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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LCI Lean Learning Series – Target Value Delivery (Bay Area – Northern California CoP)

March 11, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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LCI Mindset of an Effective Big Room (Northern California CoP)

February 28, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Lean Happy Hour – A Structured But Agenda-less Conversation About Your Lean Journey (Northern California Bay Area CoP)

February 12, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Lean Happy Hour – A Structured But Agenda-less Conversation About Your Lean Journey (Northern California Central Valley CoP)

February 12, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Overcoming Organizational Challenges with Lean: Hear how Dome Construction is taking a Problem-Solving Mindset to Improve Industry Challenges (Northern California CoP)

January 15, 2020 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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Holiday LCI Northern California Appreciation Mixer (CENTRAL VALLEY)

December 11, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Holiday LCI Northern California (Bay Area) Appreciation Mixer (OAKLAND)

December 11, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Assessing the Lean Transformation in Your Organization (Northern California CoP)

November 13, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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LCI Mindset of an Effective Big Room (Northern California CoP)

November 12, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Leveraging Lean Tools and Practices in Planning, Design & Permitting ( Northern California Central Valley CoP)

September 11, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Using the Last Planner System™ to Mitigate Impacts of a Fast Pace Mega Project ( Northern California Bay Area CoP)

September 11, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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A Case Study for Lean & Design-Build on Small Healthcare Projects (Northern California CoP – Sacramento)

August 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Mistakeproofing or Poka Yoke (Bay Area -Northern California CoP)

August 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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With $10B in work in the next 10 years, what are owners like DGS, UCSF & SFO looking for in their partners?(Northern California CoP)

June 5, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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LCI Education Course: Introduction to The Last Planner System®OAKLAND (Northern California CoP)

May 31, 2019 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
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LCI Education Course: Introduction to The Last Planner System®SACRAMENTO (Northern California CoP)

May 29, 2019 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
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Instituting a Reflection Process (Northern California Central Valley CoP)

May 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Lean Meetings (Northern California Bay Area CoP)

May 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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LCI Education Course: Introduction to Lean Project Delivery OAKLAND (Northern California CoP)

May 3, 2019 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
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LCI Education Course: Introduction to Lean Project Delivery SACRAMENTO (Northern California CoP)

May 1, 2019 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
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Leveraging Your Supply Chain for Business and Project Success (Northern California CoP)

April 10, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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Lean Coffee- Central Valley (Northern California CoP)

March 26, 2019 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am
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Instituting a Reflection Process (Northern California CoP)

March 13, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Lean Meetings– A Collaboration Fundamental – Central Valley (Northern California CoP)

March 13, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Lean Happy Hour – A Structured but Agenda-Less Conversation About Your Lean Journey – Sacramento (Northern California CoP)

February 13, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Lean Happy Hour – A Structured but Agenda-Less Conversation About Your Lean Journey – Oakland (Northern California CoP)

February 13, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Leveraging Co-Location and Lean Principles for Design Success (Northern California CoP)

January 9, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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An Owner and GC’s Lean Journey (Northern California CoP)

November 14, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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5th Annual AIA/LCI Joint Program (Northern California CoP)

September 12, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Owner Benefits of a Lean Value Definition Approach to Pre-Design Planning (Northern California CoP)

September 12, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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How to Facilitate a Pull Plan to Help Meet Owner Expectations – (Northern California CoP/Sacramento Region)

August 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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How to Facilitate a Pull Plan to Help Meet Owner Expectations – (Northern California CoP/Oakland)

August 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Current State of IPD with Sutter Health, DPR and Hanson Bridgett (Northern California CoP)

June 6, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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Introduction to Lean Project Delivery (Northern California CoP)

June 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
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Highlights of Current Research from the Project Productions Systems Laboratory (P2SL) (Northern California CoP – East Bay)

May 9, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Highlights of Current Research from the Project Productions Systems Laboratory (P2SL) (Northern California CoP – Sacramento)

May 10, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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A Factory of One: How to Apply Lean to Your Individual Work (and your life) (Northern California CoP)

April 11, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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Going Integrated on Hard Bid Work at UC Davis (Northern California CoP)

March 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Fix What Bugs You: How Southland Uses Videos to Drive Lean Culture (Northern California Bay Area CoP)

March 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Lean Happy Hour (Northern California Oakland CoP)

February 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Lean Happy Hour (Northern California Central Valley CoP)

February 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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A Successful Team Celebrates Breakdowns (Northern California CoP)

January 10, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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Creating Clarity for the Organization: Answering the 6 Critical Questions (Northern California CoP)

November 8, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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LCI Training Blocks: Last Planner System and Mindset of an Effective Big Room (Northern California CoP)

November 13, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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How to Minimize Risk & Maximize the Chances of Success – Lessons from Sutter Health(Northern California CoP)

September 13, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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Four Architects Lean In (Oakland)

September 13, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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Transforming Culture: Learning Essential Conversations and How to Navigate Moods (NorCal)

August 9, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Maximizing Value By Design (Northern California CoP)

August 9, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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Introduction to Lean Project Delivery (Carolinas CoP)

June 9, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
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Pull in Production Workshop (Central Valley Branch – NorCal)

May 10, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Pull in Production Workshop (Bay Area Branch – NorCal)

May 10, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Lean Training: Introduction to Lean Project Delivery (Oakland)

April 26, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
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The 5 Choices (Northern California CoP)

April 12, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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The Business Case for Lean (Northern California CoP)

June 14, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Psychological Safety and How It Affects Team Learning and Performance (Sacramento)

March 9, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Psychological Safety and How It Affects Team Learning and Performance (Oakland)

March 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Lean Happy Hour (Northern California Bay Area CoP)

February 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Lean Happy Hour (Northern California Central Valley CoP)

February 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Design Management Scheduling Using a Kanban Board (Northern California CoP)

January 11, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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CPMC Van Ness and Geary Hospital Lean Case Study and Job Tour

October 25, 2016 @ 11:30 am – 1:20 pm
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The Advantage of a Healthy Organization for Project Success (Northern California CoP)

November 10, 2016 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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The Design Side of Lean Construction / A Joint Presentation with AIA East Bay – Oakland (Northern California CoP)

September 14, 2016 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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The Informed Decision – Choosing By Advantages – An Overview and Workshop – Sacramento

September 14, 2016 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
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The Last Planner System®: Everything from A-to-Z with Simulations

August 17, 2016 @ 8:00 am – 8:30 am
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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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