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LCI San Antonio Community of Practice

The San Antonio Community of Practice (CoP) is for Owners, Design and Construction professionals to create, identify and share techniques, best practices and ideas for improving individual, team and company successes within their area of expertise. We will also sponsor events aimed at providing Lean thinkers and adopters the opportunity to learn more about Lean, to receive Lean training, to hear about Lean success stories and also to meet other likeminded individuals.

I am Brian Winningham, the Leader of the San Antonio COP and I began my Lean journey in 2012.
Our San Antonio COP Core Group is currently 11 members strong and has representatives from the Owner, Architectural, General Contractor and Subcontractor communities in San Antonio. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have questions or an interest in learning more about Lean. I can be reached anytime at Brian.Winningham@spawglass.com.

 

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LCI San Antonio Community of Practice UPCOMING Events

Jul
23
Mon
Introduction to Last Planner (San Antonio CoP) @ ABC
Jul 23 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

LCI-CoP_Final 

LCI San Antonio Community of Practice

presents

Introduction to Last Planner® System


This Last Planner® workshop is designed to introduce participants to the five elements of the Last Planner®:

  • Master Scheduling (setting milestones and strategy; identification of long lead items);
  • Phase “Pull” planning (specify handoffs; identify operational conflicts);
  • Make Work-Ready Planning (look ahead planning to ensure that work is made ready for installation; re-planning as necessary);
  • Weekly Work Planning (commitments to perform work in a certain manner and a certain sequence); and
  • Learning (measuring percent of plan complete (PPC), deep dive into reasons for failure, developing and implementing lessons learned).

In recent years, use of the Last Planner® system on projects and within both design and construction firms has increased dramatically. We are your resource to those who wish to utilize this robust planning system.


Speaker:

Brian Winningham – SpawGlass – Brian is a senior project manager with SpawGlass and has 21 year of experience in the construction industry. Brian is passionate about Lean construction and its benefits. He has been implementing Lean on construction projects since 2013. He has passed on his knowledge to others by leading several Lean training courses and serving as a Lean Construction Institute San Antonio Community of Practice committee member in 2014 and 2017.

Breakfast Tacos and Coffee will be provided.

Register Early- Space is Limited

Aug
22
Wed
Choosing By Advantages (San Antonio CoP) @ Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling
Aug 22 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

 LCI-CoP_Final

LCI San Antonio Community of Practice

presents

Choosing by Advantages 

The goal of this presentation is to share case studies of Choosing by Advantages in the AEC Industry. The presentation will take about 60 minutes and we can allocate 15 minutes for Q&A. The agenda of the presentation is as follows:

  • A Brief Introduction to Choosing By Advantages
    • What problems that we face every day and how can CBA solve some of them?
    • Present case studies of CBA in the AEC industry. I will present 2 to 3 examples of how teams have used CBA, the problems / scenarios of the situation, and the outcome of the decisions. These cases include: HVAC system selection, hiring a contractor for an IPD project, and selecting a parking solution for a project.

    The learning objectives of the session are:
    • Give the participants a light introduction to Choosing By Advantages
    • Allow the participants to connect the CBA process with some of the problems that they have on their projects.
    • Give the participants some examples of how CBA has been used so that they know when is an appropriate situation to use CBA.
    • Inspire the participants to learn more about CBA and raise awareness of this topic.

Speaker: 

Doanh Do – Paramount Decisions Inc., co-founder – Doanh Do started his career as a researcher studying large-scale lean construction projects. He worked with Glenn Ballard, the co-inventor of the Last Planner System and Lean Construction, on Target Value Delivery research for 4 years looking in-depth on 5 projects that range from 150 million to over 1 billion dollars. He is an editor and co-founder of the Lean Construction Blog, a free online resource that helps spread practical knowledge about Lean around the world.

Registration Rate: 

Flat Fee $35.00

$250 Sponsorship gets Company logo displayed.

$500 Sponsorship gets Company logo displayed and 5 registrations

$1000 Sponsorship gets Company logo displayed and 10 Registrations

Sep
12
Wed
Target Value Delivery (San Antonio CoP) @ Joeris General Contractors
Sep 12 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

LCI-CoP_Final 

LCI San Antonio Community of Practice

presents

Target Value Delivery 


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. Start your journey towards mastering each of the TVD phases and all of the core components through simulation, group discussion and step-by-step guidance in the 8-hour Target Value Delivery education course to align your project deliverables with customer-defined value.

Additional information about the day:
Lean construction is all about doing more of what you love about construction and less of what you loathe. It drives energy and excitement into an industry that has for too long been ruled inequitable risk division, command and control.

This all new introduction to lean construction and design focuses on opportunities in lean. Simulations in the morning session show how important it is that those who do the work, design the production system that will be implemented. Other lean principles complement those lessons including our opportunities for impeccable coordination, viewing design and construction as a production system and achieving a collective enterprise culture on projects.

The afternoon focuses on the most interactive, and perhaps least understood opportunity in lean: target value design. The workshop takes a budget ($10,000,000), a piece of land (near Los Angeles), and a concept (scholar’s residences), and ends up with a building for less than the budget at the end. The various stages of the simulation replicate real target value design:
 Developing the value proposition
 From values to program
 From program to interactive design with real time estimating
 From interactive design to selecting design options
 From design options to TVD clusters
 From clusters to systems and pricing
 To fully developed package

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
  • Gain first-hand experience with the types of challenges and decisions which typically arise in TVD

Speaker:

Hal Macomber – Macomber Consultants, LLC-   Hal studied economics and operations research and then went on to get an MBA from Boston University in operations management. His career-long preoccupation with operations effectiveness has led to numerous innovations. For 19 years Hal has been coaching architects, engineers, builders and their clients to adopt Lean as their operating strategy.


Lunch and Snacks included

Parking: Guest parking available at front parking lot off of Arion Parkway


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This course is AIA/CES registered for 8 LU credits

Nov
1
Thu
Introduction to Lean Project Delivery (San Antonio CoP) @ ABC
Nov 1 @ 8:00 am – 2:30 pm

LCI-CoP_Final 

LCI San Antonio Community of Practice

presents

Introduction to Lean Project Delivery 


This is the time of year many of us are bringing in student interns and hiring recent CM school graduates and integrating them into our Lean cultures and practices. To help you in that, your Arizona Community of Practice is presenting Introduction to Lean Project Delivery. This will be a great opportunity to introduce interns, new hires, or anyone to the LCI, to get an overview of what Lean project delivery is, and support your efforts at building your Lean culture.

Overview: What if you could add more value for your customers while meeting schedule and budget requirements? By recognizing the various types of waste in project delivery processes, you can start to increase productivity by implementing the Lean approaches taught in Introduction to Lean Project Delivery. With a small mindset shift, the silos set up by traditional delivery methods can be broken to allow architects, engineers, general contractors, trade partners and owners to closely collaborate and problem solve together. This LCI education course, taught with real-life design and construction examples and a hands-on simulation, will be an important step on your journey to achieve Lean thinking.

Objectives:

  • Definition of Lean and the principles associated with a Lean operating system.
  • Identify the principles and tools relevant to Lean design and Construction processes.
  • Recognize various types of waste in design and construction and apply tools to reduce, minimize and/or eliminate waste.
  • Increase collaboration and communication on projects through application of structured planning systems and processes


Speakers

Brian Willingham – SpawGlass – Brian Winningham, SpawGlass – Brian is a senior project manager with SpawGlass and has 21 year of experience in the construction industry. Brian is passionate about Lean construction and its benefits. He has been implementing Lean on construction projects since 2013. He has passed on his knowledge to others by leading several Lean training courses and serving as a Lean Construction Institute San Antonio Community of Practice committee member in 2014 and 2017.

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided

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