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LCI Nor Cal CoP-Combined Branches>> Best of 2012… Lean Process & Information Flow – Realizing your Team’s Potential to Build it Right the FIRST TIME

LCI Nor Cal Community of Practice

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)

LCI Nor Cal CoP-Combined Branches>> Best of 2012… Lean...

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Early Registration-LCI Member or Guest ** (Dinner Included)   more info Ended $55.00 $0.00
Early Registration-Non-Member (Dinner Included) Ended $75.00 $0.00
Public Sector Owner’s Rep (Dinner Included) Ended Free $0.00
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Academic Registration (Dinner Included)   more info Ended $30.00 $0.00
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Lean Construction Institute

Nor-Cal Community of Practice 

Bay Area & Central Valley Branches Combined



Best of 2012

Lean Process & Information Flow – Realizing your Team’s Potential to Build it Right the FIRST TIME



Andreas Phelps, Balfour Beatty

Ryan Yoho, The Boldt Company

Maury MacKenzie, The Boldt Company

Meeli Linnik, The Boldt Company

Robin Torres, The Boldt Company



In case you missed them … The Best of 2012 will bring back two of our highest rated events of the past year.  The 9th Type of waste presentation by Andreas Phelps (Balfour Beatty) was focused on the need to understand the human aspects in implementing Lean and the BiQ Presentation by Ryan Yoho (Boldt) showcased a pilot project that found that the “culture of the people was as important as the process, and the process was as important as the product” These two presentations were meant to go together!


If you made it the first time come back to hear the new learning gained over the past year and for more discussion on the topic.  If you missed them round one, don’t miss it again…  See below for more information on the individual topics.


Date and Time:                 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 from 6-9pm


Early Registration / Cancellation Deadline: Wednesday, January 9, 2013. There will be no refunds after this time. Each person must register and pay to attend the meeting and dinner. Please help us save time, expense, and avoid people showing up at the last minute… plan ahead and register early!

Late Registration: Available after close of regular registration. Subject to availability.


Value Added Proposition:

This event will speak to those that work with teams, set up teams, set the vision for the project, and desire a better work environment.  From the C-suite to the Field Floor… lean information flow and built-in quality have the potential to transform any project and project team


Recommended Reading:

·         "The Collective Potential" by Andreas Phelps




1) Introductions: Welcome to LCI – NorCal Chapter

2) Salad Chat: "TBD"

3) Introductions and Share Salad Chat Highlights: A "lightning round" report-out of your table’s salad chat.

4) Main Course: Featured Program

5) Dessert: A “lightning round” to share your comments and ask questions about the featured program.

6) Next meeting overview

7) Training opportunities – Coming events

8) Plus / Delta: Feedback to improve each meeting.


Summary of Built in Quality (BiQ) – BUILD IT ONCE: Traditional QA/QC and inspection programs help identify work that is “defective,” but do little to assure that work is done properly the first time or that workers learn from breakdowns in order to avoid future defects.  Building on the Built in Quality ideals described in the Integrated Form of Agreement for Lean Project Delivery, The Boldt Company’s Sutter Sacramento Team is leading an effort with its Trade Partners, to design and document how field operations will be performed in an effort to produce work that is 100% compliant with the conditions of satisfaction.  Come hear how this process works and experience first-hand how to go about developing Built in Quality Field Books.


Key Learning Points:

Understand the difference between Built in Quality and Inspected in Quality

Understand the process used by Boldt and the Sutter Sacramento Team

Participate in the steps to develop a Built in Quality plan for an everyday activity


Summary of the 9th Type of Waste: Untapped Potential. How to turn valuable information into Real Value: Information flow is the foundation of any project.  While most lean techniques focus on the flow of labor and materials, it is the underlying information flows that inform all these other activities.  However, the major limiting factor is not the lack of information, but the inability to effectively integrate useful information into a project.  By exploring the interplay of social, technical, and technological factors influencing information flow, this presentation shares insights that managers can utilize to fully leverage  their project team, processes, and tools to reduce the high levels of waste typically prevalent in tacit information transfer.  This balanced socio-technical perspective focuses on how managers can use process planning to build and environment conducive to trust and learning that dramatically improve information sharing, decision-making, and project outcomes allowing project teams to make the most effective use of their collective value. 

While lean is often applied to observable labor and material flows, this presentation will explore the often overlooked socio-technical implications of lean principles for how we manage information flows on complex projects


Some Takeaways generated from the events themselves:

BiQ -

·         Move to the beginning of the process with front line workers

·         Focus on the process, not just the problem

·         First run studies as part of the process

·         Clearly define COS (conditions of satisfaction)

·         BiQ is the key to Standardizing the work

·         Culture of the people is important...as much as the process


9th Type of Waste

·         Better Work in Teams

·         Social Skills Important

·         More Efficiency in Communication needed

·         Mutual Understanding

·         Ask Leading Questions

·         Formula For Value


Note to First-Time Attendees and Others New to Lean Construction:

Please review a glossary of terms and other introductory readings before attending the meeting by visiting: http://www.leanconstruction.org 


Next Meetings: 

Bay Area Branch: Intro to Lean  Wednesday Feb 13, 2013 Time TBD (Berkeley, CA)

Bay Area Branch: Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 5pm-8pm (Berkeley, CA)

Central Valley Branch: Intro to Lean Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013 Time TBD (Sacramento, CA)

Central Valley Branch: Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 5pm-8pm (Sacramento, CA)


Registration Assistance:  nor-cal-support@leanconstruction.org


** Special Registration Discounts: If you are not an LCI Member, you may sign up today at the LCI Member rate for this event if you purchase a one-year individual membership for $250.00 (Effective 1/1/2011) Go to: http://lci-individual-membership.eventbrite.com to read about the benefits and sign up today. Then, enter the words "New Member" when prompted for your “individual membership number” while signing up for this event at the LCI Member rate. Thanks!

Individual LCI Members may bring one guest to each LCI event at the Member Rate. Corporate LCI Members may bring any guest at the LCI Member Rate, including employees, clients, trade partners, etc. Need help looking up your individual membership number? Please contact membership@leanconstruction.org 

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When & Where

The Clubhouse at Rancho Solano - Fairfield
3250 Rancho Solano Parkway
Fairfield, CA 94534

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)

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LCI Nor Cal Community of Practice

Lean Construction Institute (LCI) is a non-profit organization, founded in 1997. The Institute operates as a catalyst to transform the industry though lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. We have these broad goals:

Transform design and construction

·        Promote ever-wider acceptance and use of lean principles, practices and tools on design and delivery of projects

Set standards for lean performance

·        Common language and fundamental principles

·        Basic practices

Provide education for lean project delivery

·        Awareness, learning and understanding of tools and techniques

·        Catalyst for action

Conduct research to promote continuous improvement

·        Robust program of basic and applies research evaluation

·        Translate findings into transformational tools & techniques

Sponsor Communities of Practice for continuous learning and application

·        Established in major markets nationwide, expanding into new areas over time

·        Developing strong ties with academic and industry organizations

·        Expanding understanding of Lean: fostering networking and mentoring


The Northern California Community of Practice (CoP) of LCI provides local Lean support to owners, architects and designers, engineers, contractors, specialty contractors, and suppliers. We invite owners and project delivery team members to meet together as a Community of Practice to learn, share, and develop a lean community in Northern California. As a regional forum for conversations among practitioners, the CoP will help create a new common sense for the AEC industry as LCI continues to build knowledge in design and construction.

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