Fall 2017-Lean Construction Program Series Units 1-7Name: Fall 2017-Lean Construction Program Series Units 1-7Date: September 8, 2017Time: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM EDTRegistration: Register NowEvent Description:TAKE ONE UNIT OR ALL SEVEN
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Unit 1, Variation in Production Systems
- Understand the different types of variation
- Learn the concept of throughput
- Distinguish the concepts of throughput and work in progress
- Describe the role of variation in production operations
- List sources of variation in construction settings
- Explain variation mitigation techniques
- Contrast variation mitigation techniques
- Compare batch-and-queue and continuous-flow production systems
- Distinguish push systems from pull systems
- Identify the effects of batching on production systems
- Identify the effects of pull on production systems
- Explain Little’s Law
- Apply the methods and tools utilized in pull planning
- Describe the concept of Lean Workstructuring
- Outline the desired products of Lean Workstructuring
- Describe the characteristics and application of the Last Planner® System
- Building on the work begin in LCEP Unit 3, this course revisits the Last Planner System (LPS) in greater depth, focusing on the concept of production planning, as contrasted with project management.
- Following completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Apply the Last Planner System on a project;
- Hold make-ready and weekly work planning sessions; and
- Calculate, track and analyze percent plan complete for a project
Unit 5 is divided into 4 sessions totaling 8 hours of instruction and will include:
- Differentiate between traditional procurement practices and lean supply chain applications
- Identify waste and value-adding activities within the supply chain and assembly
- Identify strategies needed at the project and company levels to support the lean supply chain
- Expand lean beyond the individual project
- Create a value stream map to diagnose and improve the supply chain
- Defining Design
- Applying Lean in Design
- Contractors in Design
- Team Problem Solving
- Lean Construction Problem Solving Tools
- Using Those Tools
Colin has 15 years construction management experience in both the office and the field combined with seven years of university teaching experience in construction engineering and management.
Colin has work with public and private organizations on projects ranging from $2 million to $1 billion, assisting project teams and organizations implement Lean Construction and Enterprise practices. He has a Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley where he studied Lean Construction and tolerance management with the founders of the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). In addition, Colin co-founded LCI San Diego, is a member of the International Group for Lean Construction advisory board and is on the core group of LCI New England.
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