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San Diego

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 Sandra LeDrew at or David Umstot @  


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LCI San Diego Community of Practice UPCOMING Events

Lean Happy Hour- (San Diego CoP) @ Stantec
Apr 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm


LCI San Diego Community of Practice


Lean Happy Hour

Join us for a Lean (Coffee) Happy Hour 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.


Steve Wilson (Facilitator) – HMC – Steve Wilson, Associate DBIA is a principal of HMC Architects’ San Diego studio. With more than 20 years of experience, Steve specializes in healthcare facility design and project management, along with industrial and educational projects. He has led hospital replacement projects, renovations and upgrades for major healthcare providers. Steve’s strengths lie in his leadership skills and ability to develop collaborative, high-performing project teams.

Registration Rates:

Member Rate: $10.00
Non-Member Rate: $15.00
Owner Rate: Free
Student Rate: $5.00

Appetizers, Beer and Wine will be served

Parking Information: There is paid parking in the rear but we will arrange to have it covered with a coupon.  Proceed to the paid visitor parking in the rear of the building. A parking coupon will be provided at the event. To get from parking to the event, enter through the rear door to the lobby and then proceed to second floor via the elevator or stairs.

UPCOMING National LCI Events

WEBINAR: Engagement: Reconciling the People Side of Lean with the Process @ webinar
Apr 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Despite understanding the purpose and benefits of the principles and tools of Lean Design & Construction, project leadership still often struggles when it comes to achieving true team engagement and culture change. Lack of understanding between project management and trade last planners, lack of training/coaching, and inadequate preparation often lead to a failure to achieve the true engagement that leads to real project success. This webinar will focus on some of the common pitfalls of a Lean initiative, what a truly engaged team looks like, and suggestions to achieve that engagement on your projects.

Learning Objectives:
Describe attributes of a truly engaged Lean team
Identify the pitfalls that lead to a less-than-optimal lean implementation
Understand ways to improve team engagement
Understand the preparation required to conduct a meaningful weekly planning meeting



Julie Glassmeyer – Owner, Glassmeyer Construction Consulting & Coaching LLC

JulieGlassmeyerFor the past 17 years, Glassmeyer has been employing, facilitating, and coaching Lean Design & Construction principles. She draws on her 25+ years of experience in commercial construction planning and management to support project teams in achieving successful Lean implementation.

Glassmeyer holds a BS in Construction Management from the University of Cincinnati, and served as an Adjunct Professor at Cincinnati State and UC.

Registration for this webinar will close one hour before the webinar starts and you will receive an email with the webinar registration link within 24 hours of registering. If you register the day of, you will receive your confirmation an hour before the start of the webinar.

Please use the registration link email to add this webinar to your calendar. If you are not able to attend the webinar due to time zone misunderstandings, no refunds are given – there are no exceptions!

**This webinar will be recorded and a link will be sent to all paid registrants**

AGC Picture1 1.5 CM-Lean CE Credit | AGC of America recognizes “Engagement: Reconciling the People Side of Lean with the Process” as qualifying for continuing education hours towards the renewal of AGC’s Certificate of Management-Lean Construction (CM-Lean). Each hour of educational content is equal to 1 hour of CE credit. Attendees may earn up to 1.5 hours of CE Credit by attending this webinar.

Lean in Design Forum 2019 @ Palmer House - A Hilton Hotel
May 29 @ 7:30 am – May 30 @ 5:00 pm

Connect to the Industry Through Partner Investment.

As a member of the design community, your involvement in the beginning of the project planning process is crucial. From ensuring on-time delivery to guaranteeing high-quality project value, your role is vital to your team’s success. Lean in Design can help you continue to exceed expectations! Lean methodologies help design and construction companies in the U.S. and around the world become more efficient while increasing client satisfaction, cutting costs and eliminating re-work.

The 2019 Lean in Design Forum will address common challenges members of the design community often encounter such as:
Transforming a firm’s culture holistically
Implementing Last Planner® System in design effectively
Making sound decisions collaboratively
Onboarding team members consistently

The annual 2019 LCI Lean in Design Forum, in partnership with P2SL and AIA is a unique event where designers come together to learn about and advance Lean methodologies. Industry-leading design practitioners will present on how Lean techniques free up time for creative decision-making and innovative problem-solving on current topics affecting the design community.

2019 Lean in Design Forum attendees will find immense value in:
Presentations by experienced Lean practitioners
Interactive learning roundtables
Lean in design phase educational sessions
Networking among Lean practitioners with passion for collaboration, creativity and efficient project delivery.

Join your colleagues in the design community at this year’s Lean in Design Forum in Chicago — the must-attend design industry event of the year!

Your registration fee includes the Wednesday evening reception on May 29, plus full breakfast and lunch on the days for which you are registered.

Oct 14 – Oct 18 all-day

LCIs San Diego Community of Practice PAST Events

Different Ways to Contract for Lean Project Delivery- (San Diego CoP)

March 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Lean Happy Hour- (San Diego CoP)

February 19, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

How Owners are Overcoming Skilled Labor Shortages which threaten to deflate San Diego’s Booming Construction Market (San Diego CoP)

January 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

4th Industry Day (San Diego CoP)

August 3, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 3:30 pm

Gemba Walks – What Are They? How Are They Used? (San Diego CoP)

May 31, 2018 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Book Club Session 2 – Transforming Design & Construction (San Diego CoP)

April 20, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Surviving the Big Room (San Diego CoP)

March 15, 2018 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Book Club – Transforming Design & Construction: A Framework for Change

February 16, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Creating Effective Communication and Empowering the Craftsman: LPS in the Field (San Diego CoP)

January 18, 2018 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Agile/Scrum Work Planning: How to Empower Design Teams to Get More Done in Less Time (San Diego CoP)

August 24, 2017 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The Business Case for Lean (San Diego CoP)

June 15, 2017 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Building a Lean Culture (San Diego CoP)

March 30, 2017 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Visual Data Analytics for Proactive Project Controls on Construction Sites (San Diego CoP)

January 12, 2017 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Virtual Reality’s Current & Future Impact on Lean Design & Construction (San Diego CoP)

October 27, 2016 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Industry Day

August 5, 2016

Special Event with Sammy Obara of Honsha

March 24, 2016

Value Steam Mapping

January 21, 2016

Incentive Programs for a non-IPD, Design-Build Public Work Project

September 17, 2015

Challenges and Opportunities to Improve Design Management and Pre-Construction

August 13, 2015

Design Using Last Planner System

May 14, 2015

The Airplane Game: An Exercise in Production System Design

March 19, 2015

Lean Practices from Competition through Construction: A Holistic Approach to Designing and Constructing the UCSF Mission Hall Project

November 20, 2014

Beyond Design and Construction – Advancing Building Information Modeling for Post Occupancy

September 25, 2014

Lean Design: Integrating Lean Techniques Into Design As Well As Construction

July 24, 2014

A Lean Coach’s Assessment of Last Planner Around California

May 22, 2014

How High Performance Teams Create Lean Construction Results: an Architect’s Perspective

March 20, 2014

Using Six-Sigma to Measure the Positive Impact “Lean” Has to Offer in Project Delivery

January 16, 2014

“Realizing Our Collective Potential – Translating Tacit Knowledge into Real Value”

May 17, 2012

“How to Implement a Lean Culture within an Organization”

January 26, 2012