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

Feb
12
Wed
Lean Happy Hour – A Structured But Agenda-less Conversation About Your Lean Journey (Northern California Bay Area CoP) @ AIA Oakland
Feb 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for a Lean Happy Hour 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. Based on our conversation with you, you’ll help us provide more relevant topics for our monthly presentations.

 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.

Registration Fees:

  • LCI Member – $55
  • Nonmember – $75
  • Owner – free
  • Student – free

Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be provided

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

Join us for a Lean Happy Hour 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. Based on our conversation with you, you’ll help us provide more relevant topics for our monthly presentations.

 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.

Registration Fees:

  • LCI Member – $55
  • Nonmember – $75
  • Owner – free
  • Student – free

Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be provided

Feb
28
Fri
LCI Mindset of an Effective Big Room (Northern California CoP) @ Southland Office
Feb 28 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

This training session will introduce the concept of a Big Room and how it fits into the design and construction process.  Participants will learn why we use a Big Room, the diferent types, how to create the ideal space, and how technology supports a Big Room.  They will also learn how to effectively manage the time spent in this highly collaborative setting.

Learning objectives:

  • Participants will understand what it means to become immersed in a Big Room atmosphere by tightly coupling learning with action in a Big Room setting.
  • Participants will be able to develop their own detailed Big Room concept and implementation plan.
  • Participants will know how to organize and manage a Big Room tailored to their specific project needs.
  • Participants will be able to collaboratively develop a list of Standards and Better Practices.

Coffee and Networking starts at 7:30 AM

Registration:
Member – $200
Non-Member $275
Owner-$75
Student-$25

This course is registered with AIA/CES for 4 LU credits.

UPCOMING National LCI Events

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.

Apr
23
Thu
WEBINAR: Lean in the Design Phase
Apr 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Design professionals want to know how they can improve client outcomes while maximizing design excellence. Participants in the Lean in the Design Phase webinar will gain insight to Lean approaches and tools relative to the design phase of project delivery.  They will understand how Lean supports optimizing team communication, collaboration and results by connecting people, principles, and practices. Participants will be exposed to how Lean processes such as Target Value Delivery, set-based design, and the Last Planner System® in Design can be applied.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain overview understanding of Lean as relative to the design phase.
  • Learn how Lean tools and processes eliminate waste and support higher productivity.
  • Learn how the Lean Operating System enables design solutions that respond to the Owner’s values.
  • Learn how teams organize, operate in a collaborative setting and communicate resulting in more effective project delivery.
 

LCI Northern California Community of Practice Past Presentations

LCIs Northern California Community of Practice PAST Events

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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