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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Local Lean Buzz!

Ohio Valley CoP leader, Annmarie Thurnquist, will be leading three educational events to discuss specific Lean topics.  These events are open to all and you will find the details below.

Event dates / time: October 24, November 14, December 5 from  7:30 am – 9:00 am

Event title: Practicing Lean Principles in Construction

Program Description: Allied Construction Industries and the LCI Ohio Valley Community of Practice are presenting a three-part series of information sessions on the practice of Lean Construction.

  • Session 1, October 24 – What is Lean? – This session will provide an introduction to lean project delivery as it applies to the design and construction industry.
  • Session 2, November 14 – Exploring the 8 Wastes – Learn the definition of waste and description of each of the 8 wastes as relevant to the design and construction industry.
  • Session 3, December 5 – The Last Planner System – Understand push versus pull methodology as you understand the benefits and key concepts of the Last Planner System.

Venue: Allied Construction Industries, 3 Kovach Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45215

Registration Rates:  $35 per individual session; $75 for all three sessions.

Register through the ACI website, ACI – Practicing Lean Principles in Design & Construction

LCI Ohio Valley Community of Practice UPCOMING Events

Dec
2
Mon
A/E Firm’s Lean Journey: Practical Tips to Prepare and Equip Even Your Biggest Skeptics (Cincinnati ) (Ohio Valley CoP) @ Taft, Stettinium & Hollister
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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LCI Ohio Valley Community of Practice

presents

A/E Firm’s Lean Journey: Practical Tips to Prepare and Equip Even Your Biggest Skeptics

 


 

SSOE Group, a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management, will share their Lean Journey across 20+ offices and more than 1,000 employees. This presentation will speak to the evolution of the firm’s employee culture, training investments, process development, executive leadership commitment, and include tangible project examples that highlight our partnership with key clients throughout.
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Speakers:
Nate Czerniejewski – SSOE Group – With 25 years’ experience, Nate brings a valuable duality to his current role as General Manager, coupling structural engineering expertise with his breadth of on-site construction knowledge. Nate is known for his fast-track approach to engineering and design on projects. He has led SSOE Systems, our construction management division, to providing millions in project savings for clients while developing and maintaining a collaborative approach to project performance.
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Brad Rowe – SSOE Group – Brad leveraged our decades of project experience in Mexico by helping to establish a local presence in 2014, taking over leadership of in-country operations in 2018 as Division Manager. In this role, Brad implements strategies to accelerate growth in the country where we’ve had increasing success that’s led to a 150% increase in staff this year. We’re currently providing local support to a longstanding client in Mexico City through IPD and our first IFOA.
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Chelsea Kania – SSOE Group – Chelsea’s involvement in the internal rollout of Kanban—commitment-based planning at design-discipline level—proved crucial to its success. She was key in structuring workshops that focus on how to more effectively visualize our team’s work in order to speed up workflow. As Kanban Facilitator, she personally trained 10% of SSOE’s employee base, traveling as far as Mexico to onboard staff, and developed a governance policy for Kanbanize, the software used to put Kanban into practice.
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Julie Dolan – SSOE Group – As Global Account Manager, Julie builds impactful relationships with clients and executes business development plans for strategic high-value accounts and sectors. A creative problem solver with an engineering background and 30+ years of experience, Julie’s relationship with a leading consumer products client currently on their own Lean journey has accelerated SSOE’s adoption of Lean principles to drive efficiency gains in our own processes. She is a core team member of the LCI Ohio Valley CoP. 

 

Registration is Free – Registration Required

Networking Happy Hour to follow presentation

UPCOMING National LCI Events

Dec
6
Fri
WEBINAR: Introduction to the Last Planner System® @ webinar
Dec 6 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 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.

Presenter:

Christian Pikel, Principal – The ReAlignment Group

CP Headshot copyChristian Pikel, managing principal and senior coach with The ReAlignment Group, brings a unique insight and novel approach to Lean/IPD coaching for teams and organizations, defined by a diverse career spanning two decades in the design and construction industry as design/build trade manager, preconstruction and project developer, and serial builder owner.  This is coupled with Christian’s ten years of experience as practitioner and student of Lean construction and engagement with over 25 IPD projects in roles of collaborator, leader and coach.

Most recently, Assistant Director in Design & Construction for a major national healthcare network, Christian has been integrating project teams from initial team member selection through all phases of project delivery, while supporting internal development of process improvement practices and improving organizational learning behaviors.  Christian is based in the Washington, DC area and travels nationally and internationally to support project team, companies and organizations on their Lean/IPD journeys.

His expertise includes:

  • Facilitation, training and coaching for Lean capital project development
  • Lean design and construction implementation
  • Integrated Project Delivery training, strategy, team formation & integration
  • Visual management, cost benchmarking and organizational dashboard implementation
  • LCI Instructor:
    • Introduction to Lean Design & Construction
    • Last Planner System® (Construction and Design)
    • Effective Big Room Management
    • Target Value Delivery
  • CoreClarity™ Certified Facilitator and Strengths Coach
  • Scrum Alliance™ Certified Scrum Master


Registration for this webinar will close an hour before the webinar starts and you will receive an email with the webinar registration link within 24 hours of registering. 

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**

 

Dec
13
Fri
WEBINAR: Principles of Target Value Delivery (TVD) @ webinar
Dec 13 @ 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


Presenter:

Julie Glassmeyer – Owner, Glassmeyer Construction Consulting & Coaching LLC

JulieGlassmeyerFor the past 17 years, Glassmeyer has been employing, facilitating, and coaching Lean Design & Construction principles. She draws on her 25+ years of experience in commercial construction planning and management to support project teams in achieving successful Lean implementation.

Glassmeyer holds a BS in Construction Management from the University of Cincinnati, and served as an Adjunct Professor at Cincinnati State and UC.


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 “Principles of Target Value Delivery (TVD)” 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.

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