Ohio Valley

LCI Ohio Valley Community of Practice

We welcome you to the home page of the Lean Construction Institute, Ohio Valley Community of Practice (CoP). We are dedicated to helping transform the design and construction industry, and offer the following to our community:

  • Lean Coffee the third Friday of each month, which is a forum for conversation among practitioners and other interested professionals;
  • Case Studies highlighting best practices and lessons learned in implementing Lean;
  • Training opportunities in Lean principles and practices;
  • Collaborative events with the Lean construction student group at the University of Cincinnati;
  • Quarterly breakfasts for Owner organizations.

Whether you are just beginning your Lean journey or are a veteran Lean practitioner, you are welcome to join our community. Please contact Annmarie Thurnquist annmarie.thurnquist@danis.com  for more information.

 

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LCI Ohio Valley Community of Practice UPCOMING Events

Jul
17
Fri
A VIRTUAL Lean Coffee (Ohio Valley CoP) @ Zoom Meeting
Jul 17 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

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.

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.

 

LCIs Ohio Valley Community of Practice PAST Events

Learning to See The 8 Wastes (Ohio Valley CoP)

June 26, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
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A VIRTUAL Lean Coffee (Ohio Valley CoP)

June 19, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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For University Students: An Introduction to Lean (Ohio Valley CoP)

May 18, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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A VIRTUAL Lean Coffee (Ohio Valley CoP)

May 15, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
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Big Room: A Virtual Discussion about Big Room Concepts and How to Implement Them in the New Normal (Ohio Valley CoP)

May 4, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
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Implementing Lean in a Socially Distant and Virtual World (Ohio Valley CoP)

April 17, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
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CANCELLED: A Lean Coffee (Ohio Valley CoP)

March 20, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee (Ohio Valley CoP)

February 21, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Leap of Faith: What happens when an Owner and Partners fully embrace Lean IPD(Ohio Valley CoP)

February 3, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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LCI Lean Learning Series – What is Lean? (Ohio Valley CLEVELAND CoP)

January 31, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee (Ohio Valley CoP)

January 17, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Lean Coffee, Lean Simulations, and Other Reindeer Games(Ohio CoP)

December 20, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A/E Firm’s Lean Journey: Practical Tips to Prepare and Equip Even Your Biggest Skeptics (Cincinnati ) (Ohio Valley CoP)

December 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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A Lean Coffee – Cincinnati(Ohio Valley CoP)

November 15, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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LCI Ohio Valley Annual Planning Meeting (Cincinnati ) (Ohio Valley CoP)

November 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
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A Lean Coffee – Cleveland (Ohio Valley CoP)

October 25, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee – Cincinnati(Ohio Valley CoP)

October 18, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Lean Congress Preview (Cleveland) (Ohio Valley CoP)

September 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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A Lean Coffee – Cincinnati (Ohio Valley CoP)

September 20, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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LCI Course: Mindset of an Effective Big Room (Ohio Valley CoP)

September 24, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Tour of Toyota’s Georgetown Plant (Ohio Valley CoP)

September 13, 2019 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
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KLH Engineers: Data Integration of the Design & Construction Value Stream (Ohio Valley CoP)

August 26, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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A Lean Coffee – Cleveland (Ohio Valley CoP)

August 23, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee – Cincinnati (Ohio Valley CoP)

August 16, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee – Cleveland Ohio Valley CoP)

July 26, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee – Cincinnati (Ohio Valley CoP)

July 19, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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The High Performance Big Room (Ohio Valley CoP)

July 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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A Lean Coffee – Cincinnati (Ohio Valley CoP)

June 21, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Prefabrication-Tour and Lean Coffee Discussion (Cleveland) Ohio Valley CoP

June 28, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee – Cleveland Ohio Valley CoP)

May 24, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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An Electrical Contractor’s Lean Transformation(Ohio Valley CoP)

May 17, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am
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Introduction to Lean and Last Planner® (Ohio Valley CoP)

May 7, 2019 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
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A Lean Coffee – Cleveland Ohio Valley CoP)

April 26, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Student/Industry Forum: What are students learning about Lean? What should graduates know about Lean?- (Ohio Valley CoP)

April 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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A Lean Coffee – (Ohio Valley CoP)

April 19, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee – Cleveland (Ohio Valley CoP)

March 22, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee – Cincinnati (Ohio Valley CoP)

March 15, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee – Cleveland (Ohio Valley CoP)

February 22, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee – Cincinnati (Ohio Valley CoP)

February 15, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Target Value Delivery (Ohio Valley CoP)

January 29, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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A Lean Coffee (Ohio Valley CoP)

January 18, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee (Ohio Valley CoP)

December 21, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee (Ohio Valley CoP)

October 26, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee (Ohio Valley CoP)

November 16, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Student/Industry Forum: What are students learning about Lean? What should graduates know about Lean? (Ohio Valley CoP)

September 26, 2018 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
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A Lean Coffee (Ohio Valley CoP)

September 21, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Tour of Toyota’s Georgetown Plant (Ohio Valley CoP)

August 22, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
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A Lean Coffee (Ohio Valley CoP)

August 17, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee (Ohio Valley CoP)

July 20, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Lean in Action: Implementing the Last Planner® (Ohio Valley CoP)

June 21, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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A Lean Coffee (Ohio Valley CoP)

May 18, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee (Ohio Valley CoP)

June 15, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee (Ohio Valley CoP)

April 20, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Lean Coffee (Ohio Valley CoP)

February 16, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Lean Coffee January 2018 (Ohio Valley CoP)

January 19, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Lean Coffee December(Ohio Valley CoP)

December 15, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Lessons Learned: Tales from the Front Lines. One GC shares their first experience using Last Planner (Ohio Valley CoP)

November 28, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
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Lean Coffee November (Ohio Valley CoP)

November 17, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Lean Coffee October (Ohio Valley CoP)

October 20, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Lean Coffee (Ohio Valley CoP)

September 15, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am
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CANCELED – The Business Case for Lean – Cincinnati (Ohio Valley CoP)

September 21, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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Lean Coffee (Ohio Valley CoP)

August 18, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am
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Lean Coffee (Ohio Valley CoP)

July 21, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am
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Continuous Improvement: Implementing a Study Action Group (Ohio Valley CoP)

June 6, 2017 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
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Benefits of Lean Series, Toyota’s Georgetown Plant Tour (2016)

August 16, 2016 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am
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Benefits of Lean Series, Toyota’s Georgetown Plant Tour (2016)

August 16, 2016
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Learning Last Planner® with Villego

June 13, 2016
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Lean Happy Hour (April 2016)

April 21, 2016
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Benefits of Lean Series: Using Design Assist to Meet an Extraordinary Challenge

March 15, 2016
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Benefits of Lean Series, Toyota’s Georgetown Plant Tour

September 15, 2015
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Tales from the Front Lines: Stories of Lean in Action

March 10, 2015
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Benefits of Lean Series, Toyota’s Georgetown Plant Tour

August 5, 2014
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Implementation of Lean Concepts

June 2, 2014
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“Target Value Design”

August 24, 2011
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