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.

If you have topics that you would like to present or have any questions or comments please contact Angela Bowman (Leader) at Angela.Bowman@boldt.com. For any membership questions or sponsorship opportunities please contact Dan Goodman (Membership Leader) at daniel.goodman2@ucsf.edu

 

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LCI Northern California Community of Practice UPCOMING Events

Aug
14
Wed
Mistakeproofing or Poka Yoke (Bay Area -Northern California CoP) @ AIA Office - Oakland
Aug 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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LCI Northern California (Bay Area) Community of Practice

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Mistakeproofing or Poka Yoke


To err is human but people can design and make systems that are less error-prone, more fail-safe, and defect-free than many are today. One such lean design practice is called mistakeproofing (poka yoke). It is integral to the Toyota Production System and successfully practiced in numerous industry sectors. Mistakeproofing is not as widely- nor as intentionally practiced in the Architecture-Engineering-Construction (AEC) industry as it could be.

This presentation will present 6 mistakeproofing principles and provide lots of examples for the audience to help classify accordingly. 

Meeting participants should bring their own examples and prepare to present them.

Speakers

Iris D. Tommelein- Project Production Systems Laboratory – Iris D. Tommelein is Professor of Engineering and Project Management, in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at UC Berkeley.

Professor Tommelein is an expert on Lean Construction, site logistics, layout, operations and methods design, materials management, and supply-chain management. She received the Lean Pioneer Award 2015 from LCI, recognizing an individual who has moved the design and construction industry forward in embracing lean tools.


Registration Rates

Member Rate: $55.00

Non-Member Rate: $75.00

Owner: Free

Student: Free

 


Light Hor d’oeuvre and refreshments provided

The Clay Street parking garage is closed. Available parking garage alternate is Dalziel Garage in the basement of 250 Frank Ogawa Plaza

UPCOMING National LCI Events

Aug
22
Thu
WEBINAR: A Lean Coaches’ Perspective on Using Last Planner® in Design @ webinar
Aug 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Two 10-year veteran Lean coaches and co-authors from The ReAlignment Group of California tell stories of how the Last Planner System™ (LPS™) has been used effectively in Design on real construction projects in institutional/educational buildings, commercial and mixed-use housing. They also tell stories of how LPS™ has been misused in design.  From real life examples with numerous photos, they draw several key lessons learned from over two dozen design project examples.  

 
Presenters:

Dan Fauchier – Director and Senior Lean Facilitator, The ReAlignment Group of California

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Dan Fauchier is a Certified Master Facilitator for The ReAlignment Group of California with 10 years in Lean Design and Construction, facilitating, training and coaching over 150 companies and agencies in various principles, tools and techniques including Last Planner System™ (pull planning) in design and construction.  A recently published book co-authored by David Umstot and Dan Fauchier, Lean Project Delivery: Building Championship Project Teams, is available on Amazon.com. Dan is a contributing writer for the book Megaprojects: Challenges and Recommended Practices, published by ACEC in 2010. 

 

Andy Fulton – Vice President, The ReAlignment Group of California

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Andy Fulton earned a Master’s degree from San Diego State University in Construction with a Lean focus, which started him on his Lean Journey.  Since joining TRG, Andy has coached dozens of different project teams in the Last Planner System™ in design and construction, and helped project teams to understand and use Lean tools such as Root Cause Analysis, A3 Thinking and Decision Making, Value Stream Mapping, Kanban, and Rapid Improvement (Kaizen) Events. He is also our company Scrum Master.  He has also co-trained over 50 people in “The Mindset of an Effective Big Room” at the 2017 LCI Lean Congress and acted as a Facilitator and Scrivener on numerous Alignment Facilitation sessions. Prior to joining The ReAlignment Group of California team, he spent 10 years as a Naval Civil Engineering Corps officer. He is a Certified Project Management Professional, Certified Scrum Master, and registered Civil Engineer with 10+ years’ experience in construction management and public works operations with a passion for helping teams excel and exceed their own expectations.


Registration for this webinar will close one hour before the webinar starts and you will receive an email with the webinar registration link within 24 hours of registering. If you register the day of, you will receive your confirmation an hour before the start of the webinar.

Please use the registration link email to add this webinar to your calendar. If you are not able to attend the webinar due to time zone misunderstandings, no refunds are given – there are no exceptions!


**This webinar will be recorded and a link will be sent to all paid registrants**


AGC Picture1 1.5 CM-Lean CE Credit | AGC of America recognizes “A Lean Coaches’ Perspective on Using Last Planner® in Design” as qualifying for continuing education hours towards the renewal of AGC’s Certificate of Management-Lean Construction (CM-Lean). Each hour of educational content is equal to 1 hour of CE credit. Attendees may earn up to 1.5 hours of CE Credit by attending this webinar.

Sep
3
Tue
WEBINAR: Introduction to Lean Project Delivery (LPD) @ webinar
Sep 3 @ 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 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 
Presenter:

Brian Winningham – Owner, Field Driven Lean

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Brian Winningham has over 20 years’ experience leading, managing, planning and estimating construction projects. He is passionate about sharing the benefits of Lean Construction. Brian is the leader of the San Antonio LCI Community of Practice (CoP). He is an LCI Approved Instructor for LCI training courses and an approved instructor for the AGC Lean Construction Education Program (LCEP). Brian is also a Veteran of 3/75 Ranger Battalion and active with Veterans in his community.



Registration for this webinar will close one hour before the webinar starts and you will receive an email with the webinar registration link within 24 hours of registering. If you register the day of, you will receive your confirmation an hour before the start of the webinar.


Please use the registration link email to add this webinar to your calendar. If you are not able to attend the webinar due to time zone misunderstandings, no refunds are given – there are no exceptions!


**This webinar will be recorded and a link will be sent to all paid registrants**


AGC Picture1 1.5 CM-Lean CE Credit | AGC of America recognizes “Introduction to Lean Project Delivery (LPD)” as qualifying for continuing education hours towards the renewal of AGC’s Certificate of Management-Lean Construction (CM-Lean). Each hour of educational content is equal to 1 hour of CE credit. Attendees may earn up to 1.5 hours of CE Credit by attending this webinar.

Oct
14
Mon
SAVE THE DATE
21st LCI CONGRESS
Oct 14 – Oct 18 all-day
21st Annual LCI Congress (Ft. Worth, TX) @ Fort Worth Convention Center
Oct 14 @ 7:00 am – Oct 18 @ 12:00 pm
Oct
25
Fri
WEBINAR: Avoiding the Big Mistakes: 5 Essentials To Ensure High Performance @ webinar
Oct 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 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.


Presenter:

Rex Miller – Owner, Go mindSHIFT


Rex Miller

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Rex Miller is an international award-winning author, compelling speaker, and top futurist. He has worked in the design and construction industry for forty years. He lives at the intersection of numerous complex challenges including the common nightmare of delivering capital projects, workplace disengagement, toxic shadow cultures, workplace health and well-being. He is known for solving “wicked problems” by linking diverse thought leaders together in a two-year process called MindShift. Rex has won the CoreNet Global Innovators Award, Industry Excellence Award and IFMA’s Award for Excellence.


Rex holds a master’s degree as a futurist and entered the world of consulting after 25 years as a corporate leader. He is a certified tennis professional and has coached Hall of Fame and Olympic athletes. His unique experiences and skill set allow Rex to guide leaders into new conversations, new relationships that result in new realities. Some of his clients include Google, GoDaddy, Intel, MD Anderson, UHS, Balfour Beatty, DPR, MWH, Andres Construction, Haworth, and many others.

 


Registration for this webinar will close one hour before the webinar starts and you will receive an email with the webinar registration link within 24 hours of registering. If you register the day of, you will receive your confirmation an hour before the start of the webinar.


Please use the registration link email to add this webinar to your calendar. If you are not able to attend the webinar due to time zone misunderstandings, no refunds are given – there are no exceptions!


**This webinar will be recorded and a link will be sent to all paid registrants**


AGC Picture1 1.5 CM-Lean CE Credit | AGC of America recognizes “Avoiding the Big Mistakes: 5 Essentials To Ensure High Performance” as qualifying for continuing education hours towards the renewal of AGC’s Certificate of Management-Lean Construction (CM-Lean). Each hour of educational content is equal to 1 hour of CE credit. Attendees may earn up to 1.5 hours of CE Credit by attending this webinar.

Nov
6
Wed
WEBINAR: 5S in Construction – Bringing Lean to the Field @ webinar
Nov 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Why do 69% of manufacturing companies use 5S? It improves productivity, quality, safety and schedule. This webinar will focus on 5S for construction. It is a core Lean method to bring Lean thinking to front-line workers in the field. It is simple. It costs nothing. And you can start doing it today. Learn how to apply Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize and Sustain to construction to see real results immediately. The webinar is of particular interest to general and specialty contractors. 


The webinar will cover:
  • What is 5S about and what does it have to do with Lean?
  • How to use “Just in time,” “Nothing hits the Ground,” and “Everything on Wheels”  to eliminate waste and make work flow on site.
  • See real project examples, lessons learned and best practices that you can use.
  • Why “Standardize” is the key to continuous improvement.
  • Learn how to get it started on your project or in your organization and keep it going.
 
Presenter:

David MacKay – Owner, Milestone Lean Consulting LLC

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For the last 29 years, David has been passionate about how to make the design and construction process better. He has worked both in the field and the office on a wide range of projects including power plants, petro-chemical, theme parks, airports, small TI’s, hotel, research, and multi-family housing. His strong background in planning and scheduling helped him see the need for a better way to bring teams together to plan, design and build projects. Lean Construction is the answer. David is still involved in hands on project planning, but most of his time now is focused on training and supporting others.



Registration for this webinar will close one hour before the webinar starts and you will receive an email with the webinar registration link within 24 hours of registering. If you register the day of, you will receive your confirmation an hour before the start of the webinar.


Please use the registration link email to add this webinar to your calendar. If you are not able to attend the webinar due to time zone misunderstandings, no refunds are given – there are no exceptions!


**This webinar will be recorded and a link will be sent to all paid registrants**


AGC Picture1 1.5 CM-Lean CE Credit | AGC of America recognizes “5S in Construction – Bringing Lean to the Field” as qualifying for continuing education hours towards the renewal of AGC’s Certificate of Management-Lean Construction (CM-Lean). Each hour of educational content is equal to 1 hour of CE credit. Attendees may earn up to 1.5 hours of CE Credit by attending this webinar.

 

LCI Northern California Community of Practice Past Presentations

LCIs Northern California Community of Practice PAST Events

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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