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Lean Construction Immersive Education Courses

The LCI Immersive Education Program has both Instructor-Led education courses for in-person training and eLearning courses to cater to your personalized learning style.

Introduction to Lean Project Delivery

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 5-6 hour LCI learning 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.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define Lean and the Lean operating system’s principles
  • Identify principles and tools relevant to Lean design and construction processes
  • Recognize various types of waste and apply tools to reduce and/or eliminate waste
  • Increase collaboration and communication on projects through structured planning systems and processes

Details:

  • Journey: unaware to aware
  • Length: 5-6 hours
  • AIA learning units: 5
  • Simulation: Make-A-Card
  • # attendees: 30 ideal, 50 max
Introduction to Last Planner® System

Unpredictable workflows correlate with an increase to construction costs and schedules. In response to 1990s research revealing 54 percent of construction project commitments were completed on time, LCI developed the Last Planner® System (LP®S) with five levels designed to help project teams maintain reliable workflow while maximizing efficiency and safety. Now, you can complete LCI's Introduction to Last Planner® System to learn how it improves communication, trust and transparency across all stakeholders. Engage in group discussions and see for yourself how variations in flow impact the entire project with the Parade of Trades simulation embedded in this 4-hour LCI learning module.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand an overview of each of the 5 connected conversations of LP®S and how they inter-relate
  • Recognize the need for reliability on projects and how LP®S produces it
  • Identify the need to reduce variation in work flow and how LP®S supports this
  • Know the basic mechanics of the 5 connected conversations of LP®S

Details:

  • Journey: unaware to aware
  • Length: 4 hours
  • AIA learning units: 4
  • Simulation: Parade of Trades (groups of 7)
  • # attendees: 35 max ideal for one instructor
Mindset of an Effective Big Room

High-performing teams function on collaborative brain power to rapidly advance work and add value by driving down overall project costs in a Big Room setting. Effective Big Rooms are only possible with the right kind of mindset and behaviors that break down the traditional silos to allow for cross-functional team collaboration and decision-making. LCI’s Mindset of an Effective Big Room learning module creates a simulated Big Room experience encouraging you to create, manage and lead your own detailed Big Room concept and implementation plan tailored to your project’s specific needs whether you have had previous experience or not. Small groups will discuss onboarding new members, technology and real world challenges to Big Room implementation and report back to the large group to share and create a list of standards and better practices.

Learning Objectives:

  • Immerse yourself in a Big Room atmosphere
  • Tightly couple learning with action
  • "Pull" the learning needed from facilitators and participants
  • Develop your own detailed Big Room concept and implementation plan
  • Learn how to organize and manage a Big Room tailored to your specific project needs
  • Collaboratively develop a list of standards and better practices

Details:

  • Journey: aware to understanding
  • Length: 4 hours
  • AIA learning units: 4
  • Simulation: Big Room
  • # attendees: 30 ideal, 50 max
Target Value Delivery

Staying within the allowable budget and ensuring the team’s innovation decreases waste and increases value to the customer are attributes of successful project delivery and can be achieved through Target Value Delivery (TVD). TVD is a disciplined management practice with several phases (Business Case Planning, Validation, Value Delivery and Value Post Construction) meant to be applied holistically to obtain maximum value. The phases of TVD can be supplemented by core components like team organization, Big Room, project planning, cost modeling, continuous estimating and conceptual design. Start your journey towards mastering each of the TVD phases and all of the core components through simulation, group discussion and step-by-step guidance in the 8-hour Target Value Delivery learning module to align your project deliverables with customer-defined value.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe attributes of a team culture required to support TVD
  • Understand how to align project deliverables with customer-defined value
  • Define the major phases in the TVD process and how they relate
  • Gain first-hand experience with the types of challenges and decisions which typically arise in TVD

Details:

  • Journey: aware to understanding
  • Length: 8 hours
  • AIA learning units: 7
  • Simulation: Real project simulation
  • # attendees: 50 max ideal for one instructor
Business Case for Lean

The latest results are in and provide empirical evidence that Lean Construction correlates to better project outcomes! This session will present the highlights of two LCI-sponsored research studies by Dodge Data & Analytics and University of Minnesota. We collectively examined 172 projects across the country to learn from the good to the great and why some projects excel. The research advances LCI’s primary goal of increasing owner and supply chain satisfaction with design and construction delivery.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn what differentiates best from typical projects
  • Understand the impact of project delivery choices and use of Lean techniques on project outcomes
  • Become a Lean change agent

Details:

  • Journey: unaware to aware
  • Length: 1.5 hours
  • AIA learning units: 1
  • Simulation: None
  • # attendees: 50-100

 

Where can you find LCI educational offerings?

Advantages of eLearning:

  • On-demand learning you can do at any time on your desktop, tablet or mobile device
  • Small batch learning to increase retention
  • Personalized learning that appeals to various learning styles with videos and simulations
  • Knowledge checks along the way to benchmark your progress


Make-A-Card simulation in the Introduction to Lean Project Delivery course.

LCI Congress participants learn the 5 conversations in the Introduction to Last Planner® System course.
 

Mindset of an Effective Big Room allowed LCI Congress attendees to immerse themselves into an authentic Big Room atmosphere.

Target Value Delivery teaches participants how to align project deliverables with customer-defined value at LCI Congress.