August 16, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Besthq LLC
12745 SW Beaverdam Rd
Beaverton, OR 97005


LCI Cascadia-Portland Community of Practice


Introduction to Lean Project Delivery 

Overview: What if you could add more value for your customers while meeting schedule and budget requirements? By recognizing the various types of waste in project delivery processes, you can start to increase productivity by implementing the Lean approaches taught in Introduction to Lean Project Delivery. With a small mindset shift, the silos set up by traditional delivery methods can be broken to allow architects, engineers, general contractors, trade partners and owners to closely collaborate and problem solve together. This LCI education course, taught with real-life design and construction examples and a hands-on simulation, will be an important step on your journey to achieve Lean thinking.


  • Definition of Lean and the principles associated with a Lean operating system.
  • Identify the principles and tools relevant to Lean design and Construction processes.
  • Recognize various types of waste in design and construction and apply tools to reduce, minimize and/or eliminate waste.
  • Increase collaboration and communication on projects through application of structured planning systems and processes


John Strickland -Jacobs -Mr. Strickland has been a pioneer in bringing innovative thinking to the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) industry with passion for workplace safety, learning, innovation and creating smooth flow based on Lean project delivery principles. An active member of LCI for over 20 years he combines a strong understanding of Lean theory with many years of practical construction experience ranging from hands on work as a carpenter to leading major design/build projects.
Matt Horvat – Vancouver Clinic- Matt is the founder of Lean Portland, and is the Expansion/Process Improvement Program Manager at The Vancouver Clinic. He started learning how to coach Lean from thought leaders in engineering, philosophy, and management. He is a lifelong learner of customer-focused production system design in both construction projects and healthcare operations. His message is about the attitude of respect and the responsibility we have for one another. He was academically trained in Quality and Reliability, a sub-discipline of Industrial Engineering and holds numerous professional licenses, degrees, and certificates.

Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided

AIA Logo for invitesThis course is AIA/CES registered for 5 LU credits