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A podcast dedicated to stories, case studies and lessons learned of applying Lean Construction from around the world.

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A podcast dedicated to stories, case studies and lessons learned of applying Lean Construction from around the world.

    Episode 22 - Will Lichtig : The origins of the integrated form of agreement (IFOA)

    Episode 22 - Will Lichtig : The origins of the integrated form of agreement (IFOA)

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    Will Lichtig is Executive VP and Chief of Staff at The Boldt Company. Many know Will by his informal title, "Chief Provocateur."  Will was the author of the original Integrated Form of Agreement and has been central to the development and implementation of lean processes for target value design, lean production planning and control, Built in Quality, lean problem solving, and other key processes that provide innovative approaches to project delivery.  Saying that he is a leader in the lean and integrated project delivery movement almost understates his importance to our community. He is a former Board member of the Lean Construction Institute and recipient of the 2nd Pioneer Award from LCI that “ recognizes individuals who have moved the design and construction industry forward in embracing and implementing Lean tools and techniques.”  He was preceded only by Greg Howell and Glenn Ballard.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 21 - Andreas Phelps : An intentional life, intentionally lean

    Episode 21 - Andreas Phelps : An intentional life, intentionally lean

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    Dr. Andreas Phelps is an original thinker of the first order.  He has a phd in Construction Management from Penn State University and is the CEO of the Collective Potential.  He lives with his talented wife and two incredible kids off the grid in a tiny house in the Bay Area.  His Tiny House Presentation at the 2021 LCI Congress was so popular he was brought back to this year’s Congress to keynote the opening of the Congress, speaking on intentionality and leadership.  Join us as we discuss living an intentional life that is intentionally lean.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode 20 - Mike Casten : Using Timelapse to Understand How Construction Actually Happens

    Episode 20 - Mike Casten : Using Timelapse to Understand How Construction Actually Happens

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    Mike Casten started his construction career as a carpenters’ apprentice before attending Colorado State University as an Industrial Construction Management major.  He was working with Hensel Phelps when he was introduced to time lapse photography and Greg Howell.  He was an early pioneer in the quest for improvement of the productivity of the work at the construction crew level overall as well as overall project performance. Over the last forty plus years he has provided consulting services on projects of every size and type all across the US as well as in Canada, Mexico, and Venezuela.  He is currently completing a book on Crew Centered Construction.  Join us as we discuss improving the predictability and reliability of project work flow, the optimizing effectiveness and efficiency of the work at the crew level while supporting a culture of continuous improvement.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 19 - Gerry McCabe : Increasing Reliability of Cost Estimates

    Episode 19 - Gerry McCabe : Increasing Reliability of Cost Estimates

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    Gerry McCabe is the Managing Director of Turner and Townsend in Canada.  He was a founding member of his own company that was acquired by Turner and Townsend in 2010.  He grew up in Belfast during the “troubles.”  He came to Canada to visit relatives originally and decided to stay.  He’s a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and one of the most interesting people you’ll meet.  Come join as we chat about how to estimate the cost of something that hasn’t been designed and what to look for in Canadian Supply Chains in the next 5 years.

    • 53 min
    Episode 18 - Gary Fischer : Deliberately Designing the Project Production System

    Episode 18 - Gary Fischer : Deliberately Designing the Project Production System

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    Gary Fischer is currently the Executive Director of the Project Production Institute (PPI). After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University he spent 40 years in Chevron’s capital projects organization. Gary was responsible for Chevron’s project management system and led the group that provided functional expertise across the corporation’s capital projects portfolio. He pioneered Chevron’s implementation of Project Production Management on capital projects which he shares with us in this episode of the Podcast.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 17 - Rex Miller : The Importance Of Soft Skills In Construction

    Episode 17 - Rex Miller : The Importance Of Soft Skills In Construction

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    Rex Miller was a successful manager for a major office furniture manufacturer when he got down-sized—as in out of a job.  He knows hard times. He also knows resilience, perseverance, creativity and leadership. Rex has coached hundreds of teams in North America to understand their strengths and deliver on their commitments.  He kicked off a lot of people’s thinking around lean construction when he wrote the Commercial Real Estate Revolution with a team of like-minded believers.    Perhaps nothing describes his life better than his own introduction on his Linked-In page:  “I am on a journey to help 1 million people discover their lost Genius Spark, to be clear about their unique purpose and resilient under any conditions.”  Join Rex for an hour of reminisces and rejoinders on what was behind and what lays ahead.

    • 1 hr 10 min

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