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LCI San Diego Community of Practice

If you are interested in learning more about Lean project delivery, join the more than 600 professionals that have participated and learned from events hosted by the San Diego Community of Practice since 2007.  The CoP offers a learning program every other month that covers a Lean-related topic, project, or subject matter including interactive simulations.  If you are new to Lean, the CoP provides a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and learn more about Lean practices on capital project planning, design, fabrication and construction.  If you are a seasoned Lean practitioner, consider sharing your knowledge with the greater San Diego community.  To learn more contact Thais Alves or Yvette Wu.  

 

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LCI San Diego Community of Practice UPCOMING Events

Apr
29
Thu
Integrated Forms of Agreement: What do you really need to know to make them work? (San Diego CoP) @ Zoom Meeting
Apr 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

As a Lean practitioner you already understand that the application of Lean means that we work together, respecting each other’s opinions and input, while optimizing the process of delivering the building and aligning with the owner’s requirements. But how do you actually do this in practice? How do you write a contract to protect all parties? How are the benefits shared? What do you do if something goes wrong? What others questions do you have?

The team presenting from UCSF brings the experience to answer all those questions, including those that only someone with their experience would know to ask. This is your opportunity to learn about a subject that is driving fundamental change in our industry and is something that all Lean practitioners should be familiar with.

Speakers:

  • J. Stuart Eckblad, VP Major Captiol Projects, UCSF Health – Career promoting and creating project teams inspired to innovate integrated and collaborative processes to design and construct healthcare facilities. Introduced and launched first Integrated Form of Agreement (IFOA) for UC and UCSF Health. Leads IPD for UCSF new $3.8 B Parnassus Heights Hospital program. Founder and President, The Center for Innovation in the Design and Construction Industry (CIDCI), an organization to accelerate invention in the Design and Construction. 
  • Niall Koefoed, Senior Project Manager, Cambridge Construction Management – Niall holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona. He is currently the Contracts and Procurement manager for the multi-year $3B+ new hospital at Parnassus Heights. Niall has ten years’ experience in the Design & Construction industry working from multiple vantage points as an Owners Representative, General Contractual, and a licensed Civil Engineer. He has spent the last six years working with UCSF Health to further develop their integrated project delivery for healthcare projects. He has passion to help UCSF achieve their mission and to drive the industry toward a more collaborative and integrated way of delivering complex projects. 
  • Fred Whitney, Senior Project Manager, UCSF Real Estate, Health Major Capitol Projects – Fred has over 20 years of highly successful, progressive project delivery experience in the design and construction industry, specializing in major healthcare projects. Fred’s projects include the New Hospital at UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center at Parnassus Heights. The design and construction of the new $3B facility is being delivered utilizing an Integrated Form of Agreement (IFOA). Fred had a significant management role in the design and construction of the $1.5B UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco, UCSF Betty Irene Moore Women’s Hospital and UCSF Bakar Cancer Hospital (totaling 878k sq. ft.). The project was delivered ahead of schedule and under budget utilizing a modified form of an IPD CM-at-Risk contact and won the Engineering News Record (ENR) “Best of the Best Healthcare Project in 2015” for the entire US.

UPCOMING National LCI Events

Apr
14
Wed
LCI Virtual Simulation: Maroon-White @ Zoom Meeting
Apr 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Are you challenged with creating a Lean mindset in your organization or team? Simulations promote concept attainment through experiential practice. They help participants understand the nuances of a concept. Simulations are more deeply engaging than other activities, as participants experience the activity first-hand, rather than hearing about it or seeing it. Not to mention, they are a fun way to learn!

The Maroon-White Simulation helps to reveal why Lean approaches and Integrated Project Delivery are important. This simulation offers a powerful “lightbulb-going-off” or AHA moment for participants. This highly-engaging, virtual simulation event is 90 minutes including a group debrief of the experience.

Apr
23
Fri
WEBINAR: Introduction to the Last Planner System®
Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Unpredictable workflows correlate with an increase in construction costs and schedules. The Last Planner System® (LPS®) was developed to improve predictability while maximizing efficiency and safety.  In the Introduction to The Last Planner System® webinar, you will discover the five connected planning conversations of LPS® and how they improve communication, trust, transparency and reliability.  This webinar, which includes real-life examples of LPS® implementation will be a first step in mastering the System.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize the need for predictability on projects and how LPS® creates more predictable outcomes.
  2. Gain an overview understanding of each of the five connected planning conversations of LPS® and how they interrelate.
  3. Discover the basic mechanics of LPS® including the foundational base of reliable commitments.
  4. Understand the need for continuous learning and for measuring reliability to improve predictability.
May
7
Fri
WEBINAR: Introduction to the Last Planner System® in Design
May 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Similar to during construction, unpredictable workflows correlate with an increase to project costs and schedules during the design (preconstruction) phases. The Last Planner System® (LPS®) is an effective approach to improving the delivery of projects during these phases. In the Last Planner System® In Design webinar participants will gain insight as to how collaborative planning will improve their delivery process and outcomes as relevant to the specifics of design. This webinar is an important step in learning to stabilize your delivery process by keeping all team members’ needs being reliably met. 

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain a foundational understanding of implementing LPS® during design (preconstruction) phases of a project.
  2. Identify how LPS® aids in project delivery and gain understanding of the adaptations and considerations for the design phase. 
  3. Gain an overview understanding of each of the five connected planning conversations of LPS® and how they interrelate.
  4. Discover the basic mechanics of LPS® including the foundational base of reliable commitments.
May
12
Wed
WEBINAR: Lean in the Design Phase
May 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

During the Design Phase, teams seek ways to improve client outcomes while maximizing design excellence. Lean In The Design Phase webinar participants gain insight to Lean approaches and tools relative to the design phase to optimize team communication, collaboration and results. Learners will understand how a Lean strategy can drive innovative solutions by connecting people, principles and practices. This webinar is foundationally important for anyone involved in preconstruction to improve the impact you are having on the project outcomes.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn key definitions of Lean, review foundational goals and benefits, recognize key components and discover the Eight Wastes.
  2. Learn how to connect people through collaborative communication by understanding the Lean mindset, and identifying keys to developing a high-performing team.
  3. Learn how to connect principles and practices by discovering the benefits of key Lean approaches: Big Room, Target Value Delivery and Collaborative Planning.
  4. Discover set-based design practices, understand the impact of sound decision-making, and the relationship to optimizing outcomes.
Jun
10
Thu
WEBINAR: Principles of Target Value Delivery (TVD) @ GoToWebinar
Jun 10 @ 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

 

Jun
16
Wed
LCI Virtual Simulation: Oops Game @ Zoom Meeting
Jun 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Does your team face the dilemma of how much time and resources should be invested in planning? Simulations promote concept attainment through experiential practice. They help participants understand the nuances of a concept. Simulations are more deeply engaging than other activities, as participants experience the activity first-hand, rather than hearing about it or seeing it. Not to mention, they are a fun way to learn!

The Oops Game answers the question, how much should be invested in planning? Every construction project manager and planner at every level need to faces the dilemma of balancing the cost of additional effort for planning and the extent to which risk will be reduced. In the real and uncertain world, how much risk-focused planning is enough given the ineffable reality of the future is unknown and unknowable. This virtual simulation game provides a simple and effective means to show the value of planning and stopping rules for planning.

Sep
15
Tue
Sample Event @ LCI Community of Practice
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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