May 30, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
35 E Wacker Dr Ste 2200
IL 60601-2162 US


LCI Chicago Community of Practice


Owners Forum: The Business Case for Lean Construction

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

11:00 am to 12:30 pm

35 East Wacker Drive
Suite 900
Chicago, IL  60601

Traditionally we have relied on anecdotal evidence to suggest how Lean project teams typically deliver better project outcomes. Empirical evidence now shows that projects with high Lean intensity are three times more likely to complete ahead of schedule and two times more likely to complete under budget. How and why Lean and IPD projects are excelling were explored through two separate Lean Construction Institute research efforts conducted by Dodge Data & Analytics and University of Minnesota.

• 162 projects were benchmarked and we inquired about 27 management methods

• Research results now demonstrate statistically significant correlations between high Lean intensity and project success

• This effort definitively breaks down some common myths about Lean project work, and makes a compelling case that Lean makes a positive difference in project performance

Join us to find out why owners, architects, engineers, and constructors are forging ahead with Lean. Attendees will learn how to use this compelling information as a call to action, and a way to change the project mindset for the better. They will leave the event with an understanding of how to get started, and the best way to tell the story.

This Special Owners & Architects Only Forum allows each of you to have open dialog as it relates to your specific location on your Journey to Lean and how you can benchmark with your peers regardless if you are just starting or well on your way!


Bevan Mace, Ph.D. –  Bevan is a National Vice President for Operations & Lean at Balfour Beatty Construction, is dedicated to maximizing value for customers by nurturing lean, innovation and knowledge sharing across the company’s North American operations. For over 15 years and with a background in operations, Bevan has led or coached teams in translating lean philosophy into practical tactics – turning over $5 billion of concepts into reality – and is a regular speaker at industry conferences.

Lunch is provided

How to Register:  Simply send an email to [email protected].  Include your contact information and title, along with any food restrictions for us to properly prepare your food.