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Upper Midwest

LCI Upper Midwest Community of Practice

The Upper Midwest CoP brings together the most forward thinking and respected design, construction, and supply chain and professionals in our in region.

Through effective lean leadership we are creating a “buzz” within our community, an excitement, an infectious desire far beyond our core group for a sustainable local lean culture.  We are creating a rising tide that will lift all the boats in our local construction community.

The best way to get involved is to come to our monthly Lean Coffee events that are on the second Thursday of each month!  There is no cost, all are welcome, and no previous lean experience is necessary. For more information about the Upper Midwest CoP please contact me, Dave Rahe, at dave.rahe@weitz.com.

Our dedicated core group members include:

  • Dave Rahe (Chair), The Weitz Company
  • Perry Thompson (Vice Chair), Parsons Electric
  • Kyle Woody, Kraus Anderson
  • Eli Mastin, Mortenson
  • Charlie McGough, McGough
  • Kelley Buckentine, Opus

We look forward to seeing your soon! Should you have any questions about our group, please feel free to reach out to Dave Rahe at dave.rahe@weitz.com or another core group member listed above.

UPCOMING National LCI Events

Mar
21
Wed
Last Planners Workshop @ Bay Area SMACNA Offices
Mar 21 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Benefit from practical implementation advice and engage with colleagues in the field who are using Lean and facing many of the same challenges.

This is a highly collaborative forum for superintendents, foremen, and tactical field managers to share in a small-scale learning environment (40-50 attendees) in an approach geared to providing in-depth learning and sharing. Build connections among experienced peers for continued knowledge sharing across regions during and after the event.

This event is specifically tailored for those with considerable workface experience in implementing Last Planner® and other Lean techniques on projects. We want attendees to be able to contribute from their experience, as well as gain from the insights of others. If you have gained such experience in Lean implementation and are looking to collaborate with others on their challenges and successes, this is the event for you.

May
30
Wed
SAVE THE DATE
2018 Design Forum
May 30 – May 31 all-day

Connect to the Industry Through Partner Investment

Lean in Design Forum — May 30-31, 2018

Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront
71 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Telephone: 312-346-7100
www.wyndhamgrandchicagoriverfront.com

Design Community – your involvement in the beginning of the project planning process is crucial to saving the team from delivering projects late and with less value. This is also where Lean in design can help! Lean methodologies are helping 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 2018 Lean in Design Forum will address common struggles LCI members 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 2018 LCI/P2SL/AIA Lean in Design Forum is the 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.

2018 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 design colleagues at this year’s Lean in Design Forum in Chicago – the must-attend design industry event!

For questions about Design Forum programming, please contact Joan Piccariello, Director of Program Development, at joanp@leanconstruction.org


Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities

Interested in getting your company’s name in front of the leaders in Lean design? Become a Lean in Design Forum Sponsor or Exhibitor*!
Contact Ilene Goldberg, igoldberg@leanconstruction.org, for more information.

* Limited number of exhibit tables available!



2017 Lean in design practice

2017 Lean in design practice
 

2017 Target Value Delivery

2017 Target Value Delivery
 

View 2017 Lean in Design Forum photos from last year’s event!

Oct
15
Mon
SAVE THE DATE
20th LCI CONGRESS
Oct 15 – Oct 19 all-day
Oct
14
Mon
SAVE THE DATE
21st LCI CONGRESS
Oct 14 – Oct 18 all-day

LCI Upper Midwest Community of Practice UPCOMING Events

LCIs Upper Midwest Community of Practice PAST Events

Lean Coffee – January 2018 (Upper Midwest CoP)

January 11, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Lean Coffee – February 2018 (Upper Midwest CoP)

February 8, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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The Mindset of an Effective Big Room (Upper Midwest CoP)

September 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Lean Design Workshop (Upper Midwest CoP)

June 22, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Parson Electric’s Lean Ready! Event (Upper Midwest CoP)

March 23, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
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Lean Coffee – OCTOBER (Upper Midwest CoP)

October 12, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Lean Coffee – SEPTEMBER (Upper Midwest CoP)

September 14, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Lean Coffee – AUGUST (Upper Midwest CoP)

August 10, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Lean Coffee – JULY (Upper Midwest CoP)

July 13, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Lean Coffee – JUNE (Upper Midwest CoP)

June 8, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Lean Coffee – MAY (Upper Midwest CoP)

May 11, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Lean Coffee – April (Upper Midwest CoP)

April 13, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Lean Coffee – DECEMBER (Upper Midwest CoP)

December 14, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Lean Coffee – NOVEMBER (Upper Midwest CoP)

November 16, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Lean Coffee – March (Upper Midwest CoP)

March 9, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Lean Coffee – February (Upper Midwest CoP)

February 9, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Lean Coffee – January17 (Upper Midwest CoP)

January 12, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Lean Coffee – September (Upper Midwest CoP)

September 8, 2016 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
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Lean Coffee – August

August 11, 2016 @ 8:30 am – 9:00 am
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