Biography at a Glance
Dick Bayer is the president of the ReAlignment Group, Ltd., a successful lean partnering and coaching consultancy doing business throughout North America. Between July, 2010 and January, 2013, he was the Interim Executive Director of the Lean Construction Institute where he was previously a Board Member. He was recently awarded the inaugural Chairman’s Award for “creating a stable and secure future for LCI’s success.”
He and his co-founding partner, Dan Fauchier were the chief facilitators for the California Prison Healthcare Project in Sacramento from April, 2008 through October, 2009 and learned, facilitated and taught lean principles on that project. He has consulted on over 100 lean or IPD projects throughout North America and Europe, worked with numerous owners, construction and design firms and trade partners on lean strategy.
Dick has dedicated his career to solving difficult and intractable problems and delivering claims free projects. He is a licensed attorney, having practiced construction law in Colorado, California and Idaho for the past 36 years. He has been an AAA arbitrator since the mid-1980’s and a credentialed mediator since 1996. He has mediated over 300 construction, business, land-use, environmental and other cases in the last twelve years. He is a member of the neutral panel for the United States Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution. He was selected as the “Professional of the Year: Environmental Law,” by Strathmore’s Who’s Who in 2005. He is a former member of the California Academy of Distinguished Neutrals and several other well-known panels. He has served on the boards of the Lean Construction Institute, the National Conflict Resolution Center (formerly the San Diego Mediation Center), the California Independent Petroleum Association, ADR-San Diego and the California Dispute Resolution Council (CDRC), the non-profit advocate for all ADR providers in California. He was president of CDRC in 2005. From 1992 through 2004, he taught Environmental Law at the University of San Diego graduate careers program. With Dan Fauchier, he wrote the Partnering Chapter for the recently released MEGAPROJECTS: CHALLENGES AND RECOMMENDED PRACTICES (ACEC, Washington, D.C. 2010). He is the principle author of the PROGRAM DELIVERY GUIDE FOR THE CALIFORNIA PRISON HEALTH CARE RECEIVERSHIP and recently rewrote the OHIO PARTNERING MANUAL for the Department of Transportation of the State of Ohio. He is the co-author with Kurt Dettman of “Alignment Partnering”: A Bridge to ADR Processes?” published in the May, 2013 Special Section issue of the Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction, a publication of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He has written extensively on lean construction, partnering and dispute resolution and is a frequent lecturer on those topics.
His expertise includes:
- Facilitation, training and coaching for lean capital project development
- Lean design and construction implementation
- Integrated Project Delivery training, strategy, team formation & integration
- Team building, collaboration and partnering
- Organizational Realignment
- Contract negotiation and drafting
- Incentive Plan development
- Thought Leader & Strategic Planner
- Lean trainings and simulations