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Note that the program is subject to change. For Tuesday’s Training Day, attendees register for one of the four tracks. For Wednesday’s and Thursday’s conference, attendees can mix and match sessions from simultaneously-run tracks.


LCI-C Conference Agenda for April 30, 2019

08:30 - 17:00 — Lean construction : générer des gains de productivité sur les chantiers

Jean-Marc Legentil
Marc-Olivier Legentil
Éric Morin

En appliquant les principes de l’amélioration continue, des entreprises en construction réussissent à augmenter leur productivité et à réduire de façon importante les gaspillages.

Les principes du Lean et les principales méthodes d’amélioration seront présentées et mises en pratique par la simulation VilleGo.

08:30 - 17:00 — Advanced Lean Bootcamp

Eric Lusis
David MacKay
Brian McEachern

Are you wondering how you can use Lean thinking in your organization or on a project? The design and construction industry is seeing reduced costs, improved profitability, improved schedule reliability and increased employee engagement. The Lean community is also seeing these benefits for owners and service providers. 

This one-day bootcamp will help you gain a clear understanding of what Lean is all about. By the end of the day, you will have a better understanding of flow efficiency, value, waste, pull and the value stream. You will see how principles and behaviors such as collaboration, continuous improvement and respect for people drive the Lean processes and supply chains. And you will be introduced to several methods and tools available to apply a Lean solution.

08:30 - 17:00 — AGC LCEP Unit 5: Lean Supply Chain and Assembly

Art Winslow

Unit 5: Lean Supply Chain and Assembly is an introductory course in the Lean Construction Education Program. This one-day, instructor-led course introduces you to the concept of lean supply chain and assembly. The course is divided into four sessions: 

Session 1: Introduction to Lean Supply Chain and Assembly 

Session 2: Planning and Procurement 

Session 3: Applying Lean Strategies to the Supply Chain 

Session 4: Building a Lean Culture Beyond the Project

08:30 - 17:00 — To Be Confirmed

Are you interested in training on another AGC LCEP Units during the Training Day? Please send a request to [email protected]

LCI-C Conference Agenda for May 1, 2019

08:30 - 09:00 — Leading the Change: Lean Construction Institute of Canada

09:00 - 10:00 — Facilitating the Lean Journey

Jen Hancock
Art Winslow

Lean facilitators/coaches will offer their perspective on the rewards and challenges of creating a high-performing team. Just putting people in a room together does not result in success. You need to know how to create the right environment for a project team to succeed.

10:00 - 10:15 — Health Break

10:15 - 11:15 — Workplanning: Leveraging Last Planner to Improve Personal Productivity

Markku Allison

The industry has used the Last Planner System to improve scheduling by helping teams make reliable commitments – but almost exclusively in the field. Many firms would benefit significantly by bringing workplanning and reliable promising into in-office activities. This session addresses the importance of personal workplanning, benefits to individuals and organizations, and shares strategies learned advising design and construction firms on productivity.

10:15 - 11:15 — Japanese Words on the Construction Site

Ben Shideler

A perennial debate in the Lean community is whether we should use Japanese words in training our teams. There is power in the words that we use and there is much richness in the Japanese in those words. Let us dive into some of that richness and explore concepts like Kaizen, Gemba, Hansei, and others.

11:15 - 12:15 — How You Can Transform Your Business with Lean

Bonita Matushewski

Lean is a transformative practice that changes the way businesses operate and is based on three critical pillars: leadership, capacity, and infrastructure. Any organization can implement Lean and commit to the transformational journey. This session will show how such journeys have transformed – and sometimes failed to transform – many clients.

11:15 - 12:15 — Sharing, Tracking and Benchmarking Lean Practices

Jen Hancock

Tracking the benefits of Lean, both culturally and in ROI, can be important to sustaining energy and commitment within a company. This presentation will share how one organization is evolving its sharing and benchmarking of Lean practices across its multiple locations. We’ll focus on both hard ROI metrics and softer cultural metrics.

12:15 - 13:00 — Lunch

13:00 - 14:00 — Building Continuous Improvement into the Organization

Paul Frolick
David MacKay

One indicator of a successful Lean transformation is changing people’s thinking and level of engagement from My Job = Doing the Work to My Job = Doing the Work + Improving the Work. But how do we make this change? This session will provide insights based on a company’s Lean journey.

13:00 - 14:00 — Building a Virtual Lean Culture at Marquardt Mechanical

Jason Marquardt

This session will focus on how a contractor is utilizing Lean principles, tools, and technology to enable a lean culture across remote construction projects. This will include the successes, challenges, and failures to implement Lean as a small piece of a complex construction supply chain that is slow to adopt Lean. Learn from a mechanical contracting company’s journey to connect the everyday on-site construction standard work activities to the Big Picture strategic objectives.

14:00 - 15:00 — Application of Integrated Design and Lean Construction Methods at the Vancouver Airport

Robert Bourdages
Quin MacKenzie

Lean construction and integrated design principles are being applied to a $587million infrastructure project at the airport in Vancouver. The owner, project management team, construction management team, and design team are collaborating to support the design and construction, while achieving optimized and sustainable performance targets. The project is advancing rapidly as tender packages are sequentially delivered while design progresses. 

14:00 - 15:00 — Cinq S au chantier: Déroulement de la session

Éric Morin

Le Cinq-s est une méthode très populaire et efficace pour augmenter l’efficacité d’un chantier et réduire les accidents de travail car chaque chose a sa place et chaque chose retourne à sa place dans un environnement propre et sécuritaire. Les principes du cinq-s seront présentés en photos tirées de différents chantiers de construction civils et bâtiments. Les principes de la méthode 5S sont : Sélectionner, Situer, Scintiller, Standardiser et Suivre.

15:00 - 15:15 — Health Break

15:15 - 16:15 — The Critical Role of Strategic Human Resources Management in Building a Lean Culture

Cathleen Peter-Swart

To build a successful Lean culture, it is key to navigate the misconceptions about Lean and implement strategies that will truly leverage talent and fuel company-wide growth transformation. This is not just about the soft stuff; this is about changing behaviors and achieving excellence. This session will showcase Strategic Human Resources Management strategies that generate true employee engagement, which naturally evolves into a successful Lean culture.

15:15 - 16:15 — Les différents visages de Lean Construction – le chemin d’adoption chez un entrepreneur général

Carolyne Filion
Ivanka Iordanova
Fernando Valdivieso

Chez Pomerleau, l’adoption de Lean Construction a commencé après que BIM (Building Information Modeling) avait déjà taillé sa place dans la compagnie. Les surintendants et les gérants de projet, ensemble avec l’équipe d’innovation, ont su développer des modèles d’implantation de Lean, qui s’adaptent au contexte de chaque projet. Les avantages et les inconvénients de cette approche organique seront discutés.

16:15 - 17:15 — Connections That Enhance Project Collaboration: Lean in Design, Advanced Work Packaging and Last Planner System

Carla Ciepliski
Jennifer Glatz

Effective collaboration is essential to achieve excellence across the entire project life cycle. Today, chronic disconnects and stagnation of information flow exists between owners, consultants, and contractors; impacting the performance for all. This session will explore amending this flow using synergies between Lean in Design, Advanced Work Packaging, and the Last Planner™ System, which are applicable regardless of the project type.

16:15 - 17:15 — Toyota Kata et Lean construction

Marc-Olivier Legentil

La résolution de problèmes PDCA (ou DMAIC)  est plus efficace lorsque combinées aux routines Kata d’amélioration et Kata de coaching. Tiré du livre Toyota Kata de Mike Rother l’approche scientifique augmenter notre compréhension des processus et procédés. La conférence présente l’application du Kata dans un contexte de gestion d’un chantier de construction afin de réduire les délais et les coûts.

17:15 - 19:00 — Networking Reception

LCI-C Conference Agenda for May 2, 2019

08:30 - 09:00 — Share the Vision: Lean Training and Certification

The Associated General Contractors of America will provide an update on and share their vision of the Lean Construction Education Program.

09:00 - 10:00 — Successful Implementation of LPD on Projects with or without Client and Consultant Buy-in

Brian Bec

A review of 4 projects where Lean Project Delivery implementation was utilized. These projects involved 2 different clients that had 2 different understanding and mindsets to the process. The results were different but success was achieved to various degrees on all projects.

09:00 - 10:00 — Learning while Leading

Neal Panchuk

Building a team that can provide effective Lean design and construction services is a balance of implementing continuous improvement while utilizing resources with evolving levels of knowledge and experience. Mentorship through execution is a way in which all team members can improve and implement their collective Lean knowledge while ensuring the project is delivered with best value to the client.

10:00 - 10:15 — Health Break

10:15 - 11:15 — 5S – Bringing Lean to the Field

David MacKay

5S is so much more than organizing your jobsite. It is a key to bringing Lean thinking to frontline field workers. Learn how to fully utilize 5S to improve flow, productivity, safety and quality on the jobsite. Learn how to use Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize and Sustain to become the basis for a Lean field operation.

10:15 - 11:15 — Lean et BIM – plus fort ensemble – Étude de cas

Carolyne Filion
Ivanka Iordanova
Fernando Valdivieso

Cette étude de cas va présenter l’utilisation conjointe des stratégies de Lean Construction et des outils de Building Information Modeling (BIM) dans le cadre d’un projet de construction. Ainsi, Location based scheduling, Last Planner System, Takt Planning et gestion visuelle ont été mis en place, ensemble avec l’utilisation de BIM pour la coordination multidisciplinaire, la simulation de l’ordonnancement des travaux, l’extraction des quantités, et le contrôle de la qualité. Les défis de cette implémentation seront discutés, et l’effet d’amplification des bénéfices sera souligné.

11:15 - 12:15 — Win-Win Lean Work and Employee Engagement

Ming Tian

Calgary Board of Education (CBE) started its Lean journey in June 2016. Starting from zero without any external help can be challenging, however, CBE chose to build the Lean culture as the foundation to start the Lean journey. To tackle the massive continuous improvement demands and expectations, CBE adopted a way of achieving small-step improvements using project management procedures. In 3 years, Lean projects have been started, executed and completed. Success stories prove a win-win situation for Lean journey and employee engagement.

11:15 - 12:15 — Lean construction travaux civils

Jean-Marc Legentil

Depuis plusieurs années, les entreprises de construction qui utilisent la méthode LEAN ont augmenté leur productivité́ de façon très importante. Cette conférence vous permettra de découvrir les concepts et les outils propres au Lean Construction selon les étapes globales d’un projet. On y parlera de réduction des Activités à non-valeur ajoutée, de synchronisation des opérations avec le temps TAKT, la Gestion visuelle au chantier (DMS), l’amélioration  de l’ordre et de la propreté́ sécuritaire avec le 5S+S, la planification trois semaines (P3S ou LastPlanner tm très réputée dans le monde), de l’utilisation de la pré-construction et de Résolution de problème par le personnel.

12:15 - 13:00 — Lunch

13:00 - 14:45 — Speakers’ Panel: Lessons Learned

14:45 - 15:00 — Wrap-up