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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

Mar
26
Tue
Lean Coffee- Central Valley (Northern California CoP) @ HGA Office
Mar 26 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am

LCI-CoP_Final 

LCI Northern California (Central Valley) Community of Practice

presents

Lean Coffee

Join us for a Lean Coffee 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. 

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.

Breakfast and networking from 7:00 AM-7:30 AM
The Lean Coffee will run from 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM

Attendance is free of charge.

Light breakfast and coffee are provided

 Free Street parking (90 minute and 2 hour time limits) are available in the general vicinity.  There is a 10-hour maximum metered parking 

HGA SAC Local Parking Map

Apr
10
Wed
Leveraging Your Supply Chain for Business and Project Success (Northern California CoP) @ Embassy Suites - Walnut Creek
Apr 10 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

LCI-CoP_Final 

LCI Northern California  Community of Practice 

presents

Leveraging Your Supply Chain for Business and Project Success


Recognizing that the Supply Chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Learn how an Owner, Architect, Builder and Trade Partner are approaching their supply chains to drive business and project success and to fix what is commonly considered a broken element of the Construction Industry.

Please join us to hear a well-rounded panel, including an owner (Sutter), architect (HGA), general contractor (Boldt) and trade partner (Southland), talk about how they manage their supply chain relationships by sharing breakdowns, seeking to understand their partners’ business drivers and collaborating to meet the demands of highly integrated workflow. Attendees will learn how:
• Sutter uses the Last Planner® System to gain visibility of the real hinderances to successful project execution. Shurid will specifically highlight the learnings from the impact of late information or changes, particularly from Medical Equipment vendors, have on upstream and downstream partners.
• HGA manages the needs of their design and build partners to ensure that all concerns and demands are met and incorporated into a constructible set of documents.
• Boldt acts as a facilitator for “The entire Supply Chain” to ensure success by driving deeper into the Supply Chain. Klas will share how they are educating and coaching team members in production planning, prefabrication thinking, and collaborative behaviors to increase schedule and budget reliability.
• Southland manages and influences its relationships in the Supply Chain to solve industry challenges. Henry will highlight their efforts with the local Unions to mitigate the impact of labor shortages and local hire ordinances and with vendor deliveries to reduce the impact on projects as production system.

SPEAKERS:

Shurid Rahman- Sutter Health– Shurid is a Project Manager for Sutter Health, and is currently based at the Alta Bates Summit Campus in Oakland, California. His background is in architecture, with a Masters in Architecture from University of Detroit Mercy, and 6 years professional experience. He has been involved with various IFOA/IPD projects throughout his career. An ardent believer in the value of collaboration, Shurid finds innovative and effective ways to create and empower healthcare environments.
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Stan Chiu – HGA Architects – Stan is a principal with more than 25 years of experience in healthcare and higher education. He is a leader in Lean Design and Integrated Project Delivery and has helped develop core Lean tools as Target Value Design and Set Based Design. His work has received regional and national awards along with setting new benchmarks for prefabricated assemblies. Stan has lectured at national conferences and authored numerous articles on architecture, healthcare delivery, and Lean Design.
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Klas Berghede – The Boldt Company– Klas has been a leader in Construction and Integrated Lean Project Delivery and production planning since 2007. Klas is working to pioneer the industrialization of production planning and delivery in the construction industry. By delivering a total of over 3B dollars worth of projects using TAKT time planning. Klas is leading Boldt’s corporate prefabrication and supply chain efforts and was recently responsible for the Production Planning on the 1 Million sqft, signature Sutter/CPMC Hospital.

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Henry Nutt, III – Southland Industries–  Henry, a Local 104 worker since 1987, has experienced dynamic changes in the construction industry, which has shaped him into a better leader. As the Sheet Metal General Superintendent at Southland Industries, he is passionate about empowering teams with the right tools and know how. He is a Certified Instructor for LCI, sits on LCI’s Board of Directors, AGC’s Lean Steering Committee, AGC’s Diversity & Inclusion Steering Council, and SMACNA’s National Lean TASK Force.


 


Registration Rates:
Member Rate: $75.00
Non-Member Rate: $95.00
Owner: $20.00
Student Rate: $10.00

Buffet dinner will be provided

Parking – There is valet parking available at the entrance to the hotel. The cost of this parking is not included. There is a below grade parking structure. When you pull into the hotel, go down the ramp to the below grade structure. Turn right and take a ticket. (the parking lot attendant leaves prior to our meeting letting out and parking is typically free)

UPCOMING National LCI Events

Mar
29
Fri
WEBINAR: Building a Healthy Team for Project Success: Cooperation vs Collaboration @ webinar
Mar 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Why collaborate? Because it works, and because we can!

To foster true collaborative behavior – collaboration that can withstand the inevitable challenges presented by complex construction projects – requires the right people performing the right tasks within an environment that promotes trust and mutuality of expectation over shared project outcomes. Teamwork produces optimal results in nearly all fields of human endeavor. Military engagements, marketing campaigns, and sporting contests all depend on closely coordinated team effort. The failure to work as a team often results in failure or worse.

Investing in building a collaborative culture and a “people first” initiative has been shown to be a primary ingredient to engender success and to improve project results. This presentation will present some basic leadership strategies for building a healthy project team and a culture of collaboration on projects of all scopes and complexity.

What is your leadership style?

  • Command and Control
  • Consensus
  • Collaborative

Presenter:

Bruce Cousins, AIA – Principal, SWORD Integrated Building Solutions

BCCPicture2.5x2Bruce has over forty years of diverse experience in Architecture and Design/Build project delivery. For the last ten years, he has served as a leader, consultant and mentor for non-traditional project delivery for both Architects and Builders. As an industry-recognized leader in the use of computers as a design tool, He has been an evangelist of the Building Information Modeling-BIM process in Architectural practice and Construction. After 36 years working in various industry disciplines, in 2014, he established Sword Integrated Building Solutions providing Leadership Coaching, BIM and Lean consulting to companies who recognize the value of implementing Lean principles and practices to realize operational excellence.

He has successfully implemented the Last Planner® System on many projects. He is a registered Architect, an LCI consultant partner, and a certified AGC CM-Lean instructor.


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 The People Side of Lean 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.

May
29
Wed
Lean in Design Forum 2019 @ Palmer House - A Hilton Hotel
May 29 @ 7:30 am – May 30 @ 5:00 pm

Connect to the Industry Through Partner Investment.

As a member of the design community, your involvement in the beginning of the project planning process is crucial. From ensuring on-time delivery to guaranteeing high-quality project value, your role is vital to your team’s success. Lean in Design can help you continue to exceed expectations! Lean methodologies help design and construction companies in the U.S. and around the world become more efficient while increasing client satisfaction, cutting costs and eliminating re-work.

The 2019 Lean in Design Forum will address common challenges members of the design community often encounter such as:
Transforming a firm’s culture holistically
Implementing Last Planner® System in design effectively
Making sound decisions collaboratively
Onboarding team members consistently

The annual 2019 LCI Lean in Design Forum, in partnership with P2SL and AIA is a unique event where designers come together to learn about and advance Lean methodologies. Industry-leading design practitioners will present on how Lean techniques free up time for creative decision-making and innovative problem-solving on current topics affecting the design community.

2019 Lean in Design Forum attendees will find immense value in:
Presentations by experienced Lean practitioners
Interactive learning roundtables
Lean in design phase educational sessions
Networking among Lean practitioners with passion for collaboration, creativity and efficient project delivery.

Join your colleagues in the design community at this year’s Lean in Design Forum in Chicago — the must-attend design industry event of the year!

Your registration fee includes the Wednesday evening reception on May 29, plus full breakfast and lunch on the days for which you are registered.

Oct
14
Mon
SAVE THE DATE
21st LCI CONGRESS
Oct 14 – Oct 18 all-day
 

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