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LCI in the News

How to Incorporate Lean Construction Practices Into Your Jobs

Monday, March 18, 2019

By Jon Behm, Featuring Kristin Hill Put simply, lean construction is all about reducing waste. Whether it’s wasted time, movement, materials or even human potential, lean construction techniques are continually being improved and implemented to make construction sites more efficient. Kristin Hill, Director of Education Programs at the Lean Construction Institute, defines lean construction as … Continue reading How to Incorporate Lean Construction Practices Into Your Jobs

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AGC’s ConstructorCast: Lean Construction episode

Thursday, January 10, 2019

by AGC   Listen to this AGC Lean Construction podcast episode to hear from LCI member Ashley Phelps on how Gilbane Construction Company is applying Lean across the company culture holistically for maximized success, not just applying Lean tools. Also learn more about LCI’s educational partnership with AGC and hear from Joe Cleves, Taft Law, … Continue reading AGC’s ConstructorCast: Lean Construction episode

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Lean Construction: Leveraging Collaboration and Advanced Practices to Increase Project Efficiency (2013)

Thursday, January 10, 2019

by McGraw Hill Construction   This report from 2013 builds upon the findings from previous studies on inefficiency by demonstrating that taking a Lean approach, including the use of BIM and prefabrication, makes firms more competitive and yields strong business benefits. Read More

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ENR California: Team for Sutter’s Van Ness Campus Hospital Thrives on Defying Norms

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Under Sutter Health leadership, the Van Ness Campus project team, including SmithGroup, Rosendin Electric and Southland Industries, challenged each other to defy project norms that did not add value to Sutter’s “most ambitious – and unorthodox – Lean IPD job. Read More

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Lean Construction: A Primer for Subcontractors

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

by Jim Cavaness, MMC Contractors West, Inc. in the American Subcontractors Association (ASA) educational journal, “The Contractor’s Compass.” There are so many different variables and conditions of satisfaction that must be considered by all involved in trying to bring a project to successful fruition. As a specialty contractor, we have a unique perspective on the … Continue reading Lean Construction: A Primer for Subcontractors

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Managing Uncertainty and Expectations in Building Design and Construction

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Perfection is a baseline expectation when you purchase a product. But as experienced owners of building projects know, design and construction is an imperfect process with a variety of inherent uncertainties. Given that reality, what can project teams do to identify, anticipate and mitigate the conditions and factors that drive uncertainty, and how can owners … Continue reading Managing Uncertainty and Expectations in Building Design and Construction

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INTEGRATED PROJECT DELIVERY An Action Guide for Leaders

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

by Charles Pankow Foundation This guide is the result of a collaborative writing process between five IPD subject-matter experts that made up the guide’s core team. Much of the content found in this guide derived from the conversations that took place at the IPD Advisory Council workshop on May 2, 2017, at the Center for … Continue reading INTEGRATED PROJECT DELIVERY An Action Guide for Leaders

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Movers + Shapers: Lean and Mean

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

by Building Design + Construction magazine For more than two decades, the Lean Construction Institute has been championing the efforts of a growing contingent of design and construction firms committed to the mantra of ‘continuous improvement.’ Read More

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