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Lean in Action

Introduce Lean Project Delivery to your team with new eLearning

Thursday, November 8, 2018

In the design and construction industry, we face the reality that 70 percent of projects are delivered late, over budget, or both. The traditional, siloed approach that teams have relied on for more than 50 years has failed to improve productivity or solve the challenges our people face daily. Lean project delivery is the solution. … Continue reading Introduce Lean Project Delivery to your team with new eLearning

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LCI Chicago CoP is serving the need to support local students in design and construction

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The LCI Chicago Community of Practice (CoP) recognized the late Bob Krier, a pioneer in the Chicago-land market in spreading the value of Lean construction, in November 2017 with the 1st Annual Bob Krier Award Night. Currently, the CoP core group is in the planning process for the 2nd Annual Bob Krier Award Night scheduled … Continue reading LCI Chicago CoP is serving the need to support local students in design and construction

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LCI launched its first eLearning course with badging and certificate of completion!

Monday, July 30, 2018

For the first time, the LCI Immersive Education Program launched an eLearning course, Introduction to Last Planner® System, that will award a certificate of completion and a badge eLearners can add to their email signature to show they are on the path to advancing their Lean journey. Go to LCI eLearning! E-Learners will only receive … Continue reading LCI launched its first eLearning course with badging and certificate of completion!

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Build an online Lean buzz around your LCI Community of Practice (CoP)

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

LCI Communities of Practice (CoPs) are more than just meeting grounds located around the country comprised by people interested in learning more about Lean design and construction processes; LCI CoPs are an invaluable tool for achieving LCI’s goal of transforming the built environment through Lean implementation. When design and construction professionals come together at LCI … Continue reading Build an online Lean buzz around your LCI Community of Practice (CoP)

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Updated Last Planner® System Standard Work is your roadmap to implementation

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Ahead of LCI’s first e-Learning course debut of Introduction to Last Planner® System, the Last Planner® System Standard Work documents have been updated to better guide superintendents, foremen and project teams to effective Last Planner® System (LPS) implementation. Each of the 12 documents in the LPS Standard Work are written with the practitioner in mind … Continue reading Updated Last Planner® System Standard Work is your roadmap to implementation

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Lean expert insight: Technology, flow efficiency and a grass roots Lean journey

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

By Ryan Seckinger, Principal on the Structures team at Walter P Moore About the expert: Ryan Seckinger is a Principal at Walter P Moore with over 16 years of structural engineering and team management experience. He leads the firm’s Lean and integrated project delivery Lean initiatives and is located in the firm’s Washington DC office. … Continue reading Lean expert insight: Technology, flow efficiency and a grass roots Lean journey

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

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

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

Monday, April 30, 2018

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”

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

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?

Thursday, March 29, 2018

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!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

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

Saturday, February 17, 2018

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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Lean Expert Insight: A Designer’s Perspective on Starting the Lean Journey and Team Onboarding

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

By Andrea Sponsel, vice president and senior interior designer, HKS About the expert: Andrea Sponsel is a vice president and senior interior designer at HKS. She began her Lean journey seven years ago, and was immediately immersed in the philosophy of continuous improvement, standardization of work and eliminating waste to create value. The process was … Continue reading Lean Expert Insight: A Designer’s Perspective on Starting the Lean Journey and Team Onboarding

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Looking to Increase Owner Value and Eliminate Waste on Projects? LCI’s Target Value Delivery Guidebook Shows you How!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Chapter one of LCI’s “Target Value Delivery: Practitioner Guidebook to Implementation – Current State 2016” defines TVD as “a disciplined management practice to be used throughout the project to assure the facility meets the operational needs and values of the users, is delivered within the allowable budget and promotes innovation throughout the process to increase … Continue reading Looking to Increase Owner Value and Eliminate Waste on Projects? LCI’s Target Value Delivery Guidebook Shows you How!

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2017 LCI Congress Highlight Reel

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

More than 1,500 Lean professionals attended 2017 LCI Congress to capture and leverage the Lean advantage, making the 19th annual event our biggest yet! The week of LCI Congress, Oct. 16-20, followed a similar structure as years past—with training days, the core program and Gemba day. However, in addition to the usual program, the 2017 … Continue reading 2017 LCI Congress Highlight Reel

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Start the Lean Conversation with Transforming Design and Construction: A Framework for Change

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Lean design and construction is a relationship-based system that improves trust and is a direct response to the lack of productivity and customer satisfaction that has plagued our industry while all other non-farming labor efficiency has essentially doubled since the 1960s. As of the release of our publication, “Transforming Design and Construction: A Framework for … Continue reading Start the Lean Conversation with Transforming Design and Construction: A Framework for Change

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

Monday, October 2, 2017

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

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

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

Saturday, September 16, 2017

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

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

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

Monday, August 28, 2017

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

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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?

Friday, August 11, 2017

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!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

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

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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

Thursday, June 22, 2017

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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How do LCI Corporate Members deliver value?

Monday, April 17, 2017

As leaders in the Lean design and construction community, our corporate members deliver value daily whether it be to their owners, to their fellow project team members or internally within their organizations. LCI has launched its first #valuedelivery campaign Mon. April 17, calling for photos of corporate members delivering value – because we want everyone … Continue reading How do LCI Corporate Members deliver value?

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Celebrating our Biggest Congress Event Yet!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

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!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

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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