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

Jul
15
Wed
Pull Planning and Schedule Collaboration in a Virtual World (Northern California CoP) @ Zoom Meeting
Jul 15 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Lean construction and the collaborative planning of work shows results in improving outcomes in the design and construction of projects.

With the onset of Covid 19 and mandates for remote working, tried and true methods for “Pull Planning” an integral part of the Last Planner System, have been upended. With teams now working remotely, traditional methods of meeting in a big room and closely collaborating around a section of wall with sticky notes is no longer an option.

While we are working remotely, methods of collaboration and shared planning are more important than ever. Our expert panel will share how they are moving collaborative planning to a virtual environment, keeping their projects moving and driving for success.

Speakers:

  • Paolo Napolitano, The Allele Network – Paulo has been applying Lean Principles in projects and organizations in North America, Europe, and South America since 1999. Paulo combines research in innovative areas with practical experience to improve project performance and organization results. His main focus is on people and how they structure their decision making. He helps them build their leadership based on collective trust and not on hierarchy.
  • Ron Migliori, Buehler Engineering – Ron is a member of LCI NorCal and Core Group Member Emeritus and was past president and current Board member for DBIA Western Pacific Region. Over the last 10 years Ron has been on approximately two dozen IPD projects and numerous design-build projects. His passion and focus over these years have been on Lean project delivery. Ron has conducted workshops, training, and facilitated on many Lean concepts and tools. He has presented at LCI Congress, DBIA National, and the Lean Design Forum.
  • Paul Fernandez, Layton Construction – Paul graduated from Cal Poly with a degree in Construction Management, Paul has been successfully managing construction projects for 26 years. He has completed a variety of Healthcare, Education, Hospitality and other various project types though out Colorado and California. His lean journey has started recently on Sutter projects with the Last Planner system.
  • Samara Lull, UC Davis – Samara is an Architect/Senior Project Manager with over 20 years of experience. By working on a diverse range of project types throughout her career, Samara has gained expanded knowledge of LEAN processes and construction delivery methods. Subsequent to making the recent transition to public service at UCDH, she now has the privilege of leading several large projects, including the $90M ACC Expansion/Eye Center, which is heavily invested in process improvement and all things LEAN.
  • Glen “Sully” Sullivan, AIA, HGA Architects – Project Architect with HGA with 30 year experience. For the last 5 years his focus has been on working on Integrated/Lean healthcare projects. Glen is currently working on a design build with a lean project delivery method with McCarthy on the $90M ACC Expansion/Eye Center. This project has been delivered in multiple increments and is currently under construction with several increments approved while others are currently in plan check.
  • Bobby DeWeese, McCarthy Building Companies – Design Manager for McCarthy Building Companies, working from the firm’s Sacramento office. Bobby’s most recent project is the $90M ACC Expansion/Eye Center, where he has had the unique opportunity to utilize his diverse skillset to manage both design and construction. Bobby is currently serving as an active member of the Sacramento DBIA Emerging Leaders Planning Committee and embraces any opportunity to advance his knowledge of Design Build and LEAN concepts.
  • Shannon Bolick, HMC Architects – Shannon has been a student of Lean for the past 6 years. Having recently being forced into a WFH environment her and her team have been looking for creative ways to continue the collaborative environment remotely. She will talk about her recent experience on a small project.

UPCOMING National LCI Events

Jul
16
Thu
WEBINAR: Kaizen – Continuous Improvement for Design & Construction
Jul 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Call it Kaizen, continuous improvement, or operational excellence, we all want to be better and better at what we do. That may be with our crews in the field, how we execute projects, our design teams, or the everyday processes we use to operate our organization. In this webinar you will learn:

 

  • What is “kaizen” and how it is different from “innovation”
  • Why process-oriented thinking, central to all lean thinking, is critical to continuous improvement
  • How to generate and capture ideas for improvement
  • How to turn those ideas in to standard processes that can benefit your projects and your organization
  • Why a focus on people delivers better results than a focus on results
  • What is Value Stream Mapping and simple ways to start mapping now
  • How to turn “lessons learned” in to “improved processes”

 

What you learn can be put to use right away. While becoming a continuously improving organization takes time, with every step you, your teams, and your organization will benefit.

Aug
6
Thu
WEBINAR: Lean in the Design Phase
Aug 6 @ 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.
Aug
14
Fri
Conversations With Coaches @ Zoom Meeting
Aug 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us for a 60-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 so we are capping attendance at 50! 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.

Aug
27
Thu
WEBINAR: Gemba Walks For Construction @ GoToWebinar
Aug 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Construction teams looking to improve the value being produced by workers and to create safer working environments conduct Gemba Walks.  In the Gemba Walks For Construction course, participants will gain insight to the what, why and how to successfully implement this method to support their projects.  This course is important to developing a positive continuous improvement mindset on your projects. 

 

Learning Objectives:

1. Gain an understanding of the definitions of Gemba and Gemba Walks: “The What.”

2. Identify the purpose and roles related to conducting a Gemba Walk: “The Why.”

3. Discover the process of conducting a Gemba Walk including key guiding questions: “The How.”

4. Gain insight through real-project examples of Gemba Walks and the resulting improvements.

Oct
19
Mon
22nd Annual Congress @ A Virtual Conference
Oct 19 @ 9:45 am – Oct 23 @ 1:00 pm

Discover the presentations that mean the most to your Lean journey with five tracks built around the overarching theme of The ABCs of Lean: Transformation through Actions, Best Practices and Coaching:

  • Transforming Behavior & Culture
    Lean isn’t just about tools and processes, but rather effective ways to approach challenges. New thinking leads to Lean behaviors and creates a culture of continuous improvement and respect for others. This track will explore how coaching can drive sustained behavioral change and the techniques and best practices that have demonstrated positive results.
  • Transforming Preconstruction & Design
    Architects, engineers and trade partners face unique challenges when asked to collaborate during pre-construction. This track will investigate the challenges have been addressed by applying Lean throughout the project planning and design phases to maximize value and reduce waste.
  • Transforming Procurement & Production
    As speed to market demand continues to drive pressure for quicker turnover of projects, more effective procurement, and transformational supply chain management is needed. This track will cover the actions, best practices and coaching methods that are being used to explore and solve delivery challenges and increase productivity through Lean design and construction.
  • Transforming Construction Support & Planning
    Construction support and planning tools create better information flow and transparency. Together, we will discuss how utilizing tools such as visual communication, project onboarding processes, the Last Planner System ®, etc. have transformed projects and outline what obstacles these tools have helped resolve. Attendees will share how they have coached or have been coached to leverage construction support and planning tools to achieve Lean transformation.
  • Transforming Field Execution & Safety
    Optimizing field efficiency and effectiveness through safe practices should be the number one goal of all Lean organizations. This track will cover the actions, best practices, or coaching techniques have been implemented to transform the field or safety on various projects.

 

 

LCI Northern California Community of Practice Past Presentations

LCIs Northern California Community of Practice PAST Events

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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