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

UPCOMING National LCI Events

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.
May
8
Fri
WEBINAR: Introduction to the Last Planner System® in Design
May 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

In this webinar, Christian Pikel will present key topics and lessons for applying Last Planner System® (LPS®) based production planning to the design phase of a project. Participants will learn why it is important to break down traditional large design document set deliverables into a map of information hand-offs and to view question resolution as milestones.
As a shortened primer version of the full Last Planner® in Design workshop, this webinar will introduce participants to the concepts of collaborative design planning and how LPS® principles are adapted for the design phase vs the construction phase and supported by concepts and tools such as scrum and Kanban.
Attendees should have a working understanding of Last Planner System® as applied in construction.

Attendees will learn:
• How the principles of Last Planner System® can be applied to the Design/Development phases of a project.
• How elements of Agile Management and Scrum Framework that combine productively with LPS® in Design Management.
• How successful application of these frameworks and principles can reduce design rework and improve collaboration.
• How metrics can be utilized for team feedback.
• The importance of collaborative plan development and on-going planning conversations in a ‘time-box’ structure.

May
22
Fri
WEBINAR: Introduction to the Last Planner System®
May 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

In this webinar we will cover introductory level information to give attendees an understanding of the Last Planner System® for Construction, how each element of LPS® is implemented by a project team, and how all elements work together to provide a complete framework for a team based collaborative production management and continuous improvement system.  The webinar is intended for individuals who have some basic understanding of Lean construction principles and who would like to learn more specifically about the Last Planner System® and the pull planning process.

 

The Last Planner System®, one of the hallmark collaborative planning tools supporting Lean design/construction projects, has been shown to streamline the collaborative scheduling process, increase plan reliability and productivity throughout multiple disciplines and provide a common platform for continuous improvement of the planning process. Understanding of the Last Planner System® is invaluable to firms and individuals progressing on their Lean journey.

May
27
Wed
LEAN IN DESIGN FORUM 2020 @ The Adolphus Hotel
May 27 @ 7:30 am – May 28 @ 5:00 pm

Collective skills and commitment play a huge role in the success of the design community.  From ensuring on-time delivery to guaranteeing high quality project value, collaboration is vital to a team’s success.  High performing design and construction teams that empower the intersection of equity, diversity and inclusion with Lean methodologies excel at efficiency while increasing client satisfaction and eliminating re-work.

The 2020 Lean in Design Forum will cover solutions and efficiencies made possible by strong equity, diversity and inclusion across the design community.  Session and discussion topics will include:

  • How Lean thinking intersects with ED&I best practices.
  • The importance of collaboration and the strength of high performing teams.
  • How to use Lean practices to promote equity, inclusion and the advancement of women,
  • The connection of design thinking and diversity

The annual 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 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.

Attendees will find immense value in:

  • Presentations by experienced Lean practitioners
  • Interactive learning roundtables
  • Lean in the 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 – the must-attend design industry event of the year!

Registration includes the Wednesday evening reception on May 27th, as well as full breakfast and lunch on the days for which you are registered.

Jun
5
Fri
WEBINAR: Principles of Target Value Delivery (TVD)
Jun 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

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

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe attributes of a team culture required to support TVD
  • Understand how to align project deliverables with customer-defined value
  • Define the major phases in the TVD process and how they relate
Jun
18
Thu
WEBINAR: Recognizing and Eliminating the 8 Wastes
Jun 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Looking to improve your project outcomes? Studies have shown that up to 70-80% of activities performed in design and construction are waste or considered non-value added. We need to learn to see waste in order to reduce waste. This webinar will help participants see waste and will provide creative ways to start to reduce waste and add more value to our projects.

 

LCI Northern California Community of Practice Past Presentations

LCIs Northern California Community of Practice PAST Events

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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