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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 firstname.lastname@example.org with specific questions about becoming involved in our CoP! We look forward to seeing you at our next event!
Leader — Heather Ormonde, OU Medicine INC.
Vice-Leader — Tony Yanda, The Boldt Company
Event Leader — Melanie Gilbertson, Flintco Inc.
Core Group Members:
Betsy Brunsteter, ADG
Chris Davis, Turner Construction
David Foss, Integris Health
Somik Ghosh, The University of Oklahoma
Mike Johnson, Oklahoma Electrical Supply Co.
Erik Shaw, Siemens Industry, Inc.
Mark your calendars!
Following are the 2019 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!
05/07 – Lean Coffee
05/23 – Gemba Tour / Library
06/04 – Lean Coffee
06/13 – Mindset of an Effective Big Room (LCI Education Course)
06/14 – Scrum
06/19 – Lean Brew (Topic: Lean Design)
07/02 – Lean Coffee
TBD – Introduction to Lean Project Delivery (LCI Education Course)
TBD – Gemba Tour / OUMC Patient Tower
08/06 – Lean Coffee
TBD – Target Value Delivery (LCI Education Course)
TBD – Gemba / Heart Hospital
09/03 – Lean Coffee
TBD – Introduction to Last Planner System® (LCI Education Course)
TBD – Lean Brew
10/01 – Lean Coffee
11/05 – Lean Coffee
TBD – Business Case for Lean
TBD – Gemba / Convention Center
12/03 – Lean Coffee
TBD – Lean Brew
Note: Lean Coffees are held the first Tuesday of the month at The Samis Family Education Center at OU Medicine. 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.
This Gemba Walk will give us a look at the largest hospital addition project in Oklahoma history, an addition to the OU Medicine campus, with 32 state-of-the-art operating rooms and 144 patient rooms. We’ll look at the project’s use of Last Planner, including current current efforts to pivot from the single-track structural phase to the spread of 400 people working on the facade and interior finish out (a common challenge for users of the Last Planner scheduling system). Turner and trade partners are working on the 8-story $364M addition, the first ground-up project for OUMC since 1975, and Oklahoma’s only Level 1 Trauma Center.
Chris Davis – Turner Construction – Chris is the Lean Quality Manager for the project.
Attendance is free of charge. (Registration Required)
The authors Joe Donarumo and Keyan Zandy will be speaking about their recent book.
The Lean Builder is the story of a firm’s adoption of Lean concepts typically initiates at the top of the org chart, via the executive leadership team’s buy-in, and then filters down into the field where the front-line practitioners do the tangible work of construction. In the face of pressing project deadlines and heavily competing priorities, this information can feel intimidating, overwhelming, and easy to ignore in favor of what’s already known and comfortable. Often, the value of Lean practices are inarticulately or ineffectively conveyed, and superintendents can find it difficult to connect the dots from academic, theoretical Lean philosophies to the immediate relevancy in their daily work. Recognizing the importance for field personnel’s holistic understanding of Lean’s benefits – starting with WHY and ending with HOW – we seek to provide a true bottom-up version of “Builder’s Lean” that allows Last Planners to make immediate changes and transform their projects.
A Blueprint for Builder’s Lean speaks directly to the “boots on the ground,” simplifying and clearly articulating the benefits of six primary Lean concepts, and delivering them in a highly-relatable, immediately-applicable, and field-friendly manner. Attendees will walk away with an easy-to-follow blueprint and implementation plan to lead their team and dramatically improve their project delivery process through the following principles:
#1 – Daily Huddles
#2 – Visual Communication
#3 – Constraint Management
#4 – Pull Planning
#5 – Last Planner System and Look-Ahead
#6 – Root Cause Analysis through Percent Plan Complete (PPC)
A Blueprint for Builder’s Lean illustrates the immediate value and provides a how-to guide specifically for field personnel that will allow them to begin making meaningful changes in their teams and on their projects.
Joe Donarumo – Linbeck – Joe serves as Senior Superintendent for Linbeck in Fort Worth, TX, where he has been able to develop and lead high-performing field teams across multiple healthcare projects. Joe has a unique passion for Lean implementation, continuous improvement, and a ruthless pursuit of waste elimination within his projects and organization. Joe lives in Aledo, TX with his wife Tasha, their three sons, Karsten, Kaiser, and Knox, and their daughter, Krosby.
Keyan Zandy – Skiles Group – Keyan is a longtime Lean practitioner, enthusiast, and advocate. As Skiles Group’s COO, he has a dual focus on client service and on nurturing a progressive company culture. He is ultimately responsible for the oversight of the firm’s daily operations and ensuring that their Lean processes are continuously improved and consistently practiced. Keyan lives in Richardson, TX, with his wife, Tere, and their two sons, Marshall and Calvin.”
Member – $20.00
Non-Member – $25.00
Light appetizers and two drink tickets will be included
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please let us know.
Last day to register – February 5, 2020
Lean is more than tools and techniques—you’ll know it’s been successfully implemented within your company when your best learners become your best leaders.
In this webinar, find out how everyone in your organization can become a leader in Lean, and how implementing a Lean culture throughout the entire organization is key to bringing your company to the next level of productivity and possibilities.
Join us for this invaluable presentation from Cory Hackler, Lean Manager at DPR Construction, a national general contracting company specializing in complex, sustainable projects, and has been using Lean principles in its projects for nearly two decades.
You’ll hear how to define and apply Lean leadership principles at your company, success stories from DPR’s groundbreaking Lean Leadership program, and strategies for cultivating a continuous culture of Lean throughout your organization.
From your field to accounting teams, Lean learners and enthusiasts of all levels will benefit from this webinar.
– Success stories on implementing Lean culture
– How to practically apply Lean leadership knowledge to your business
– How to learn from your strategic partners to drive towards a common goal
– Strategies for teams to collect feedback and build continuous lean training and a culture of Lean
This Introduction to Lean Project Delivery webinar will introduce Lean as relative to the design and construction industry. Participants will learn why Lean matters for their projects and why they should care. They will be introduced to the key principles and wastes that are foundational to Lean.
Takt planning has come into its own in the last few years. Companies including BMW, Sutter Health and Others have reported very positive results of implementing Takt planning. This webinar will introduce you to the basics of Takt Time production planning for construction.
Takt planning has been used in Manufacturing and is very straight-forward when used on a standard manufacturing with a fixed assembly line. While construction has a very different work flow, many of the same concepts apply to construction.
The value of Takt planning has been realized in combination with other Lean tools like the Last Planner System(R) and Lean Principles. Takt production planning is especially effective for project with repetitive spaces. Takt is German word (Taktzeit Cycle) for establishing the “beat” or rhythm of a process. In construction, various installation speeds disrupt flow and create waste. Creating a Takt plan and managing production plans that are location based is the central premise of Takt planning. Takt planning is used to synchronize the sequences and therefor the trade partners flow of work and to level the work and create a production plan and consistent rhythm of work, materials and information associate with conditions at specific locations.
Lean design and construction methods have emerged as one of the most significant developments to improve value, efficiency, and relationships in the design and construction industry. Design and construction contracts provide both a potential obstacle and opportunity to incorporating Lean tools and developing a Lean culture for your next construction project. Learn how you can use the ConsensusDocs 305 Lean Addendum to facilitate a Lean project without an integrated project delivery (IPD) contract. Getting your contracts right to encourage Lean is difficult. Now there is an industry contract standard form to help.
Joseph Cleves, Partner – Taft Law
Joel Darrington, Contracting Counsel – DPR Construction
Brian Perlberg, Executive Director, Senior Counsel – ConsensusDocs
Tom Richert, Principal – Lean Project Consulting, Inc.
“All of the big mistakes happen on the first day.” – BIG BIM little bim, Finith E. Jernigan AIA
There are five essentials owners often overlook when standing up a project team. This webinar will challenge common day one assumptions. It will take owners beyond good intentions and fuzzy team building to address deep rooted attitudes and habits that drive supply chain self-serving and adversarial behavior. We will provide also provide you four criteria to evaluate individuals and determine up front if you have a high performing individual, or not. As a bonus you will receive a PDF of a comprehensive checklist for launching a high performing team.