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The design and construction industry is quickly evolving to a more collaborative and productive culture through the application of Lean principles and integration of team members. The Oklahoma LCI Community of Practice is forming to create an environment where owners, designers, contractors, suppliers, academics and industry organizations can connect and share, learn, and explore Lean principles and processes and participate in improving our industry and the delivery of value to our Owners and community.
We are always seeking new members, meeting locations, and speakers for our events. Please feel free to contact Heather Ormonde at email@example.com with specific questions about becoming involved in our CoP! We look forward to seeing you at our next event!
Leader — Heather Ormonde
Vice-Leader — Tony Yonda, The Boldt Company
Event Leader — Melanie Gilbertson, Flintco Inc.
Core Group Members:
David Foss, Integris Health
Lori Smith, Integris Health
Betsy Brunsteter, ADG
Somik Ghosh, The University of Oklahoma
Dough Tapp, AGC
Bill Wolfe, Wattie Wolfe Mechanical
Mark your calendars!
Following are the 2018 events to be offered by the Oklahoma Community of Practice. Please check the event calendar and watch your email for invites! We look forward to seeing you!
Note: Lean Coffees are held monthly at OU Community Design Center. Please register ahead so we know to look for you! Larger general events and LCI Education Courses are held at various locations. Check the event listing for specific location.
Join us for a Gemba Walk at the Norman Public Library Central Branch project, to see Lean in action on a project. We’ll learn how the project team, including trade partners, have implemented and maintained the Last Planner System and other Lean practices on this high-profile hard bid project for the City of Norman.
Open discussion with the project team is encouraged, so come prepared with questions and be ready to observe!
This is also an active jobsite, so all attendees must bring their own PPE: hardhats, safety glasses, high-visibility shirt or vest, gloves and close-toed shoes. If you do not have any of these PPE items, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll work to get you any missing items.
Attendance is free of charge. Registration is required.
PARKING: The venue address will take you directly to the Flintco trailer. Parking is available immediately south of the Flintco trailer in a gravel lot. Carpooling is encouraged.
High-performing teams function on collaborative brain power to rapidly advance work and add value by driving down overall project costs in a Big Room setting. Effective Big Rooms are only possible with the right kind of mindset and behaviors that break down the traditional silos to allow for cross-functional team collaboration and decision-making. LCI’s Mindset of an Effective Big Room education course creates a simulated Big Room experience encouraging you to create, manage and lead your own detailed Big Room concept and implementation plan tailored to your project’s specific needs whether you have had previous experience or not. Small groups will discuss onboarding new members, technology and real world challenges to Big Room implementation and report back to the large group to share and create a list of standards and better practices.
-Immerse yourself in a Big Room atmosphere
-Tightly couple learning with action
-“Pull” the learning needed from facilitators and participants
-Develop your own detailed Big Room concept and implementation plan
-Learn how to organize and manage a Big Room tailored to your specific project needs
-Collaboratively develop a list of standards and better practices
Felipe Engineer-Manriquez | PMP | Certified ScrumMaster | LEED AP BD+C – McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. – International Lean speaker, a serial entrepreneur, McCarthy’s first Corporate Lean Manager is responsible for overseeing a comprehensive Lean program for the family of McCarthy Building Companies. Felipe is a committed Lean practitioner with over eight years of direct experience implementing Lean on a variety of construction projects. He is an active contributing member of LCI and is an approved Last Planner® System, Target Value Design and Mindset of an Effective Big Room instructor.
Sean Williams | LEED AP BD+C – McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. -Sean is McCarthy’s Lean Champion of the Southwest Division covering Nevada, Arizona, and Colorado. Sean is a Project Manager that brings field experience where he was the Big L on two successful lean projects. In Las Vegas, Sean was part of a true ILPD contract and lead the team through design and construction; implementing lean tools and principles like the Last Planner System. On his current large healthcare project in Arizona, Sean leads a team that embraces IPD execution and culture.
Heather Ormonde, MCM, CM-Lean – OU Medicine Inc. – As the Director of Continuous Improvement for OU Medicine Inc, Heather leads positive change in Oklahoma construction through her passion for teaching others about lean with skills developed over the past decade in process improvement for the built environment. Heather earned a Bachelors of Interior Design and a Masters in Construction Management from OU, is co-founder and current chair for the LCI Oklahoma CoP, a CM-Lean instructor, a LCI instructor, and a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.
Many thanks to the event sponsor, McCarthy Building Companies for providing lunch for course attendees.
Earn 4 AIA LU (reported to AIA by LCI) or 4 CM-Lean Creds (self-reported by Attendee to AGC)