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JANUARY

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Learn the Fundamentals of Lean Plus - An Overview of the Last Planner System

Lean Construction Course

Projects with a variety of contracting arrangements carry significant risk to the project stakeholders in terms of both cost and schedule.  The potential for strained relationships developing between the owner, contractor and sub-trades exists which often results in conflicts.  When this occurs, we see an increased level of waste on the project and adversely affected schedules and budgets. 

To mitigate these issues, a disciplined and consistent effort to control workflow variation, reduce waste, increase productivity and drive continuous improvement is required.  As part of an overall program to implement Lean strategies in an organization, providing key members of the Project Execution teams with a workshop on the fundamentals of site level Lean tools is critical. 

This informative 7 hour live instructor led workshop (delivered virtually or in-person) walks through the history and evolution of Lean Construction and demonstrates how to apply Lean principles throughout the life of a project with a focus on takt time and Last Planner System implementation strategies.  We will use a workflow simulation to demonstrate how to use Lean Construction tools and participants will leave with the ability to begin implementing Lean tools on your projects immediately.  This workshop is also ideally suited for initial project team training as it ensures that all stakeholders have the same base level of Lean knowledge.

Topics:

  • History of Lean
  • Eliminating Waste
  • Production in Construction & Takt Time
  • The Impact of Workflow Variation
  • Last Planner® System Implementation Strategies

Audience:

All members of a construction project team, including Project Managers, Project Coordinators, Site Superintendents and Management

What’s included:

A participant manual (PDF) and e-certificate

Speaker:
James Johnston, P. Eng., CM-Lean
President, Quality Dynamics Inc.

*Sign up for membership within one month of attending the session (subject to board approval of the application) in order to be eligible for a reimbursement for the difference between the member and non-member rate!


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FEBRUARY

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Impacts of COVID-19 on Contract Clauses and the Supply Chain - Joint Session between MCABC, ECABC & RCABC

Webinar description: 

Have you or your business been affected by new COVID-19 contract clauses, particularly vaccination clauses added after a contract has been signed? Is your business struggling with supply chain disruptions? In this webinar, Dan Leduc will provide subcontractors and trade contractors with advice for managing and dealing with these impacts of COVID-19.

Date & time:

  • February 15, 2022
  • 10:00am – 11:30am PT

Price:

  • ECABC/MCABC/RCABC Members: Complimentary

Speaker:

Dan Leduc practices primarily construction law and dispute resolution. Within construction law, he is frequently called upon to advise and represent owners, engineers, subcontractors, suppliers and builders in such front-end services as contract review, tender issues and general construction matters, as well as in litigation and arbitration.

Dan has over 25 years of experience in negotiating, mediating, arbitrating and litigating construction disputes including construction liens, trust claims, delay claims, construction insurance claims, and architect’s and engineer’s errors and omissions. He has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating various forms of construction contracts on behalf of owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers.

Dan also has experience in surety bonding claims on construction projects, including performance bond claims and labour and material payment bond claims, and managing cases involving large volumes of documents, at times in excess of 300,000 documents.

In the last 10 years, Dan has reviewed around 50 contracts for the Subcontract Committee Program and led numerous seminars and webinars for ECABC members.