Due to complications in the planning, notice, and implementation of the Owner’s Only Forum planned for October 27th and certain national events, the Ohio Valley Chapter of the Lean Construction Institute has decided to postpone the event until 2015. We will be in touch with more details as our plans become more clear. Thank you! Read More
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You're Invited to Attend Lean Construction Institute's "Implementation of Lean Concepts" Event on Monday, June 2, 2014
You’re Invited to Attend Lean Construction Institute’s “Implementation of Lean Concepts” Event on Monday, June 2, 2014. To Register email email@example.com « Back to newsSubscribe
You’re invited to attend the 2014 Ohio Construction Conference on Thursday, March 13, 2014, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Lean Construction Institute – Ohio Valley Community of Practice is pleased to support the event being held at The Ohio Union of The Ohio State University.
You're Invited To LCI's Lean Design & Construction: Process Mapping in the Construction Industry on March 24, 2014
You’re invited to attend Lean Construction Institute’s Lean Design & Construction: Process Mapping in the Construction Industry on March 24, 2014.
You're Invited To LCI's Lean Design & Construction: Principles and Best Practices on December 9, 2013
You’re invited to attend LCI’s Lean Design & Construction: Principles and Best Practices on Monday, December 9, 2013. The event takes place from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm at the Allied Construction Industries Office & Training Center in Lockland, OH.
You’re invited to attend LCI’s Lean Practitioners’ Forum And Holiday Social on Monday, December 2, 2013, from 2:00 – 5:00 pm at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Blue Ash, OH. Registration begins at 1:30 pm.
You’re Invited to LCI’s Benefits of Lean Series: Tour of Toyota’s Georgetown Plant on Tuesday, August 6, 2013.
You're Invited to LCI's Integrated Project Delivery: A Research Based Approach Seminar on April 22, 2013
You’re invited to LCI’s Integrated Project Delivery: A Research Based Approach Seminar on April 22, 2013, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5901 Pfeiffer Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242. Registration begins at 1:00 p.m. and the program runs from 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.
You’re invited to attend the Lean Construction Institute Ohio Valley Chapter’s Learning Last Planner System with Villego Seminar on February 18, 2013.
The Ohio Department of Commerce recently adopted a new residential building code that should lead to increased savings and safety for homeowners, but add compliance concerns for homebuilders. The new code goes into effect January 1, 2013 and represents “a monumental update” from the current code, which was last modified in 2003, according to Corey Roblee, a manager with the International Code Council, the non-profit that designs building codes.
Since 1966, Ohio courts have required builders to perform in a workmanlike manner when constructing new homes. Ohio interprets the term “workmanlike manner” as the use of ordinary care in performing work on, and selecting materials for, a home. Thus, the implied warranty puts a duty on contractors to work as a reasonable and competent contractor would in the same situation.
The general contractor for a project may often find itself in a vulnerable position. One such instance of this can arise as the contractor submits its bid and contracts with the owner of a project. In arriving at its bid, the contractor obviously must consider the cost of its performance. The determination of the cost of performance necessarily includes calculating the sum of the subcontractors’ bids for their work.
In May, the American Institute of Architects (“AIA”) released new contract forms intended to assist Owners, Contractors, and Architects with drafting contracts for projects with sustainability-based goals. Sustainable contracting, similar to green construction, uses resources responsibly and efficiently.
You’re invited to the LCI Ohio Valley Chapter’s Benefit in Lean Series on August 7, 2012: Implementing Lean Design & Preconstruction.
The Kentucky Court of Appeals just issued an opinion on April 13, 2012, hammering home the strict requirements imposed on developers that must be met in order to make a subdivision street private (as opposed to a public road).
With Integrated Project Delivery’s (IPD’s) promises of high-quality, timely, and economical projects, why are budget-strapped governments not the first in line to see whether IPD lives up to its reputation?
When a construction project goes badly, the project participants will start pointing fingers. Did the contractor follow the design? Did the Owner offer an accurate design? If the contractor followed a faulty design, a court may or may not hold the contractor liable.
Public-sector construction contracts can provide a wide berth of benefits but may also present a variety of practical and legal pitfalls. Such projects tend to be more financially stable, an important incentive in the current economy. However, contractors may be subject to the political preferences of the public entity sponsoring the particular project. Additionally, contractors Read More
You’re invited to the LCI Ohio Valley Chapter’s Benefit in Lean Series on April 24, 2012: A tour of Toyota’s Georgetown Plant followed by a Roundtable Discussion on Application of Lean Manufacturing Principles in Construction.
On February 3, 2012, the Ohio State Architect’s Office published the necessary contract documents for the construction manager at risk project delivery method on Ohio public construction projects. This release comes as part of the ongoing implementation of the laws and regulations making up the Ohio Construction Reform (OCR) and will be of great interest to the Buckeye State’s construction industry.
Picture this: An owner hires a contractor to provide construction and engineering services for its upcoming project. The project progresses, and the contractor realizes the flooring specified for the project will not be conducive to the owner’s use of the building. At the owner’s direction, the contractor substitutes another flooring for the project, more compatible with the owner’s use. As a result of this substitution, the project is delayed, and the contractor suffers damages. Later, when the owner refuses to pay the contractor’s damages, the contractor is forced to seek retribution from the owner in court.
In June 2011, Ohio law governing public construction projects changed for the first time in 134 years. This law, known as Ohio Construction Reform (OCR), provides for new methods of construction delivery. Design build is one method authorized by the OCR, which proposes regulations for choosing a design build firm that presents the “best value” to the public authority.
America’s commercial design and construction industry is fragmented, adversarial and inefficient. The industry that depends more than all others upon coordination, cooperation and teamwork among multiple participants is our most adversarial. It is the only major industry that is less productive today than it was in 1964, while other industries have doubled their productivity.
Attention: Program update for LCI’s Benefits of Lean Series Seminar on February 15, 2012.