April 23, 2015 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

LCI – Alabama Community of Practice

Introductions to Lean Construction & the Last Planner®® System

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015

Time: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Location: ABC-Alabama
1830 28th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL  35209

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided


The Introductions to Lean and Construction and The Last Planner System® (LPS®) cover several fundamental Lean Principles and how they are applied to project-based work. The Intro to Lean workshop explores the history of lean as well as safety, cost and schedule performance metrics from successful applications. It includes a production system simulation that emphasizes the benefits of 1-piece flow, balanced workloads, in-place quality, working at the pull of the customer and collaboration – all through the application of scientific management and the Plan-Do-Check-Adjust (PDCA) cycle.

The LPS® is a production planning system designed to produce predictable work flow and rapid learning and programming, design, construction and commissioning of projects. Participants in this program will learn the basics of the system and how to implement it on their projects. This Session includes 2 interactive simulations: 1) the Parade of Trades ™ to demonstrate the negative impact of variation and the importance of reliability and 2) a Pull Planning exercise to demonstrate effective production system design.

In The Introduction to Lean Course, a Lean implementation roadmap will be discussed in light of the three connected opportunities of Lean: impeccable coordination, the project as a production system and the project as a collective enterprise.  The course covers driving value into projects through eliminating waste. In the LPS portion of the class, participants will learn the value of measuring Percent Plan Complete (PPC) and how tracking variances can increase reliability and flow in design and construction through using the LPS.

David MacNeel is a Lean Construction coach and the founder of On Point Lean Consulting.  He started the firm after a 20-year career with one of the largest specialty contractors in the U.S., Baker Concrete Construction.  He has taught Lean thinking and The Last Planner System® on over 100 projects to craft workers and corporate executives alike.  These companies and projects regularly saw fewer injuries, sizable reductions in durations, and significant cost savings.  MacNeel began his Lean journey in 2001.

MacNeel holds an MBA from Xavier University and a BS in Construction Management from the University of Cincinnati.  He is a LEED© Accredited Professional and co-chairs the Ohio Valley Community of Practice for the Lean Construction Institute.  MacNeel participates on the LCI Education Committee and is a former member the AGC Lean Forum Steering Committee.

 This class is AIA/CES registered for 7 LU credits

LCI Members Registration…………….$250.00
Non-Members Registration……….$300.00