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    Name: First Friday Forum - 7/16/2021
    Date: July 16, 2021
    Time: 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM HST
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    Event Description:

    Lean Construction Best Practices

    If Lean Construction practices are not a part of your company?s culture, now is the time to start as these habits will be a competitive edge.
    Some of the benefits of implementing lean construction include:

    • Efficient Safe Work Practices. Implementing lean practices into construction begins with a study of how a job is completed.
    • Reducing Waste. There are many types of waste: waste of product, time, energy, resources (people), and money.
    • Jobs Are Finished Faster.
    • Saves on Total Labor Costs.
    • Bottom Line: More Money, Less Waste, Happier Workforce!
    Don?t let the competition leave you behind!
    Please join us to hear from one of the country?s most respected authorities on this subject, Dave Weckwerth. 
    Principal, Accel Construction Consulting
    David started his construction career in the Alaskan Oilfields as a Union Pipefitter/Welder from 1981-1993. He then switched his craft to Carpentry by becoming a Union Carpenters Apprentice in 1993. He, his wife and 5 children moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1994 where he took his Journeyman test and became a Commercial Construction Carpenter in 1995. By 2000 he was a Senior Superintendent at the company building schools, churches, office buildings and telephone equipment sub stations.

    In 2007 he and his family moved to Maui and David joined Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company working as a Supt. on Makenna, Maui?s Maluaka Development, Big Island Mauna Kea Resort Restoration and Remodel, Ala Moana Mall additions and remodels as well as being a Project Manager, Supt and Quality Manager for the Disney Aulani Resort and Spa until Dec. 2012. David joined Nordic PCL in April of 2014 as a Project Quality Manager and became the PCL District Quality and Lean Construction Manager. David?s bout with cancer made him realize family was the most important thing in life and he and his wife returned to the Seattle area in Dec 2019 when he joined PCL?s Seattle District until April 2020 and Covid layoffs eliminated the position.

    David is now Principal and Coach at Accel Construction Consulting focusing on helping the whole industry improve their bottom lines and their workers lives.
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    Date/Time Information:
    Due to the 4th of July weekend, the July forum has been scheduled for July 16, 2021
    12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
    Contact Information:
    Barry Tokuhama
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    $10 for nonmembers

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