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Attendee Guide: Selecting the right Lean in Design Forum roundtable discussions for you

Each architect, engineer, owner and Lean professional at 2018 Lean in Design Forum  will be at different stages of their Lean journey. Because of this, attendees have the opportunity to choose two out of the eight roundtable discussions that will benefit their current professional focus the most. The suggested level of practical experience needed to … Continue reading Attendee Guide: Selecting the right Lean in Design Forum roundtable discussions for you

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Owner Keynote Brings IPD, IFOA and Lessons Learned to Lean in Design Forum

Al Manshum, senior vice president of operations integration at Advocate Health Care, will take the stage as the 2018 Lean in Design Forum keynote speaker to share how he led the owner organization’s journey to Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and developed its first Master Contract using an Integrated Form of Agreement (IFOA). He will bring lessons … Continue reading Owner Keynote Brings IPD, IFOA and Lessons Learned to Lean in Design Forum

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Lean Trilogy: Three Teams Discuss “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly”

Panel insights by Rich Seiler, Unified Works Lead architects and owner’s representatives from three project teams will candidly share the value of engaging designers early in the Lean process at the 2018 Lean in Design Forum‘s plenary panel on May 31 in Chicago, Ill. Panelists from The Lean Trilogy: Three Teams Discuss “The Good, The … Continue reading Lean Trilogy: Three Teams Discuss “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly”

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Why Attend the 2018 Lean in Design Forum?

The 2018 Lean in Design Forum program, in partnership with P2SL and AIA, is about driving design excellence into projects using Lean tools in the design phase. Owners, trade partners and general contractors also attend to discover valuable takeaways they can immediately implement on the job. Architects, engineers and project team members will convene in … Continue reading Why Attend the 2018 Lean in Design Forum?

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LCI Immersive Education Program will launch with Last Planner® System E-course!

Photo: Skiles Group team members work with trade partners to pull plan for project milestones.   This spring, LCI will release the first interactive online course of our LCI Immersive Education Program, Introduction to Last Planner® System (LP®S), so that you can learn Lean on your own time. Sixty-two percent of Lean practitioners believe the design … Continue reading LCI Immersive Education Program will launch with Last Planner® System E-course!

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Lean Expert Insight: Pioneering Lean from the Trade Partner’s Perspective

By Henry Nutt, Sheet Metal General Superintendent, Southland Industries About the expert: As Sheet Metal General Superintendent for Southland’s Northern California Division, Henry Nutt is responsible for managing shop and field staff, assisting with project scheduling, personnel assignments and training, managing tools and equipment and project safety, as well as interfacing with the unions. He … Continue reading Lean Expert Insight: Pioneering Lean from the Trade Partner’s Perspective

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Karen Martin closes LCI Congress as a Leading Authority on Lean Management

Witness Karen Martin’s passion for quality, efficiency and helping organizations develop strong problem-solving skills in the 2017 LCI Congress closing keynote presentation, Clarity First, Thursday, Oct. 19 in Anaheim, Calif. Since 1993, Karen and her team at The Karen Martin Group have worked to improve business performance with AT&T, Chevron, U.S. Navy, Intel, Mayo Clinic, … Continue reading Karen Martin closes LCI Congress as a Leading Authority on Lean Management

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LCI Congress Keynote Speaker Liz Fikes Takes Center Stage

2017 LCI Congress attendees will hear twice from Liz Fikes, director of product supply engineering at Procter & Gamble (P&G), as she delivers an inspiring industry keynote presentation Thursday, Oct. 18 at 8 a.m., and then joins the Owner’s Perspective Panel immediately following. Learn from Fikes’ vast experience in supply chain design, leading initiative launches … Continue reading LCI Congress Keynote Speaker Liz Fikes Takes Center Stage

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LCI Congress Keynote Opener – Patrick Lencioni

The 2017 LCI Congress program is gearing up to be bigger and better than ever before — LCI’s all-star keynote lineup leads off with Patrick Lencioni, best-selling author and founder of The Table Group, sharing his passion for organization and teams with the 2017 LCI Congress crowd Wednesday morning, Oct. 18. Attendees can read about … Continue reading LCI Congress Keynote Opener – Patrick Lencioni

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How Construction Unions Can Leverage the Lean Advantage Too

By Cindy Menches, Ph.D., P.E., STSC IMPACT Director of Professional Development & Training  The construction industry’s union membership decreased by 4% to 13.2% from 2002 to 2015, according to Construction Dive. Higher costs associated with Union workers are justified by providing better benefit packages, a safer work environment and a more educated and efficient workforce. … Continue reading How Construction Unions Can Leverage the Lean Advantage Too

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Planning Your Journey to LCI Congress – A Planning Team Member’s Insight

By Tara Laski, Operations Manager, Southland Industries As co-chair of the Gemba walks for the 2017 LCI Congress, to be held this upcoming Oct. 16-20 in Anaheim, Calif., I plan tours like the Southland Industries’ Gemba walk of our connected solutions. This onsite walk, along with the other four Gemba walks, will take place on … Continue reading Planning Your Journey to LCI Congress – A Planning Team Member’s Insight

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Planning your Journey to LCI Congress – Go to the Gemba

How can you understand all aspects of a project without physical observation? “Going to the Work, called Going to the Gemba in original Toyota Production System (TPS) language, is crucial to improving overall quality control and eliminating waste in the workflow process.” — Transforming Design and Construction: A Framework for Change, Chapter 33, pg. 191 … Continue reading Planning your Journey to LCI Congress – Go to the Gemba

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Why is LCI Congress in Anaheim, California a Must-Attend Event?

By Shaun Sleeth LCI Los Angeles/Orange County CoP Leader Director, Business Development, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. Attendees of the 2017 LCI Congress have a great deal to be excited about this year! One huge benefit will be taking a page from the deep experience that California-based project teams have in Lean Construction. Forming integrated teams … Continue reading Why is LCI Congress in Anaheim, California a Must-Attend Event?

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Planning your Journey to LCI Congress – Owners, discover the Lean advantage!

Owners have the ability to drive the demand for collaborative delivery methods like Integrated Lean Project Delivery (ILPD), and the 2017 LCI Congress is where owners can take a deeper dive into Lean design and construction principles for better project outcomes. To emphasize how important owners are to LCI’s mission of transforming the built environment, … Continue reading Planning your Journey to LCI Congress – Owners, discover the Lean advantage!

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Planning your Journey to LCI Congress: Training Days

As our excitement for the 2017 LCI Congress gains momentum, we are happy to announce our training courses offered this year! Where would LCI Congress be without its own LCI-branded courses? We will be offering seven LCI-branded courses: Introduction to Last Planner® System Introduction to Lean Project Delivery Last Planner® System in Design Lean in … Continue reading Planning your Journey to LCI Congress: Training Days

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LCI recruits a summer intern, Alicia Huerta, for LCI Congress support

As Lean Construction Institute prepares for the 2017 LCI Congress, Oct. 16-20 in Anaheim, Calif., we found it beneficial to bring on a new face to help with the day-to-day adventures at LCI headquarters in Arlington, Va. We are happy to welcome our new summer intern, Alicia Huerta, to our team as we embark on … Continue reading LCI recruits a summer intern, Alicia Huerta, for LCI Congress support

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Celebrating our Biggest Congress Event Yet!

We had an amazing time at our 18th Annual Congress event October 3-7! Thank to you all of the Lean construction and design professionals who attended this year’s event. It was our biggest Congress ever, in both programming options and attendance. We couldn’t be more proud of the team that pulled it all together. Each … Continue reading Celebrating our Biggest Congress Event Yet!

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18th Annual LCI Congress is Fast Approaching!

We can’t wait to see all of our Lean Design & Construction pros in Chicago this October 3 – 7 at our annual Congress! Lean Design and Construction are rapidly becoming the standard for project planning across the U.S., making the LCI Congress the industry’s #1 must-attend event. In fact, 28% of the companies in the … Continue reading 18th Annual LCI Congress is Fast Approaching!

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