San Antonio

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 17 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 bmw@fielddrivenlean.com.

 

SAVE THE DATE!

Mark your calendars! Following are the 2019 events to be offered by the San Antonio Community of Practice. Please check the event calendar and watch your email for invites as registration is opened! We look forward to seeing you!

Date Event Title Event Type Time Location
1/30/19 Lean Coffee Coffee 7:15 am – 8:30 am AGC
2/14/19 Last Planner System® Training 8:00 am – 4:00 am AGC
2/27/18 Lean Coffee Coffee 7:15 am – 8:30 am AGC
2/28/19 Abstracts Due for Industry Day Info 5:00 pm AGC
3/27/19 Lean Coffee Coffee 7:15 am – 8:30 am AGC
4/24/19 Lean Coffee Coffee 7:15 am – 8:30 am AGC
4/26/19 Industry Day San Marcos Event ALL Day San Marcos
5/16/19 Mindset of an Effective Big Room Training 8:00 am – 2:00 pm ABC
5/29/19 Lean Coffee Coffee 7:15 am – 8:30 am AGC
6/12/19 Presentation Event 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Alamo Brew
6/26/19 Lean Coffee Coffee 7:15 am – 8:30 am AGC
7/31/19 Lean Coffee Coffee 7:15 am – 8:30 am AGC
8/15/19 Intro to Lean Project Delivery Training 8:00 am – 12:00 pm HCASA (TBD)
8/28/19 Lean Coffee Coffee 7:15 am – 8:30 am AGC
9/18/19 Presentation – TBD Event 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Alamo Brew
9/25/19 Lean Coffee Coffee 7:15 am – 8:30 am AGC
10/30/19 Lean Coffee Coffee 7:15 am – 8:30 pm AGC
11/6/19 Taste of Congress Event 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Alamo Brew
11/14/19 Target Value Delivery Training 8:00 am – 5:00 pm AIA (TBD)
11/27/19 Lean Coffee Coffee 7:15 am – 8:30 pm AGC
 12/11/19 Lean Coffee Coffee 7:15 am – 8:30 am AGC
 

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Local Lean Buzz!

  • The LCI San Antonio CoP is excited to welcome the 21st Annual LCI Congress to our state of Texas, Oct. 14-18, 2019! We are working with our fellow Texas CoPs to bring more than 1,600 design and construction professionals together in Fort Worth for Lean knowledge transfer at the 2019 LCI Congress.

LCI San Antonio Community of Practice UPCOMING Events

Feb
5
Wed
Lean Coffee (San Antonio CoP) @ AGC
Feb 5 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 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. 

 Registration Free – Registration Required

 

UPCOMING National LCI Events

Jan
29
Wed
WEBINAR: Introduction to Lean Project Delivery (LPD)
Jan 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

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.  

  • During this presentation, participants will learn to:
  • Define 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.
Feb
7
Fri
WEBINAR: Introduction to Takt Time Production Planning
Feb 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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.

Feb
27
Thu
WEBINAR: How to Contract using Lean without an IPD Contract: the ConsensusDocs 305 Standard Lean Construction Addendum
Feb 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

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.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Gain an overview of the ConsensusDocs 305 Lean Addendum
  • Learn Lean project fundamentals that you can incorporate in your project’s contracts
  • Understand how to implement Lean practices and Lean culture when an Owner’s constraints preclude use of an IPD contract. 

Presenters:

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.

Mar
19
Thu
WEBINAR: Avoiding the Big Mistakes: 5 Essentials To Ensure High Performance
Mar 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

“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.

Apr
23
Thu
WEBINAR: Lean in the Design Phase
Apr 23 @ 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.

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