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LCI Alabama Community of Practice

Welcome to the Alabama Lean Construction Community of Practice! Our community is based out of Birmingham, AL but open to anyone in the state and neighboring areas. We’ve had folks interested in Lean Construction from Florida, Georgia and Mississippi attend our events in the past and all are welcome.

If you have questions about upcoming activities or how to become more involved, please contact John Gill (, 205-397-2322) or Katie Wells (

Keep a look out for announcements about our upcoming Lean Coffee series in conjunction with the Alabama chapter of the ABC!


UPCOMING National LCI Events

WEBINAR: Building a Healthy Team for Project Success: Cooperation vs Collaboration @ webinar
Mar 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Why collaborate? Because it works, and because we can!

To foster true collaborative behavior – collaboration that can withstand the inevitable challenges presented by complex construction projects – requires the right people performing the right tasks within an environment that promotes trust and mutuality of expectation over shared project outcomes. Teamwork produces optimal results in nearly all fields of human endeavor. Military engagements, marketing campaigns, and sporting contests all depend on closely coordinated team effort. The failure to work as a team often results in failure or worse.

Investing in building a collaborative culture and a “people first” initiative has been shown to be a primary ingredient to engender success and to improve project results. This presentation will present some basic leadership strategies for building a healthy project team and a culture of collaboration on projects of all scopes and complexity.

What is your leadership style?

  • Command and Control
  • Consensus
  • Collaborative


Bruce Cousins, AIA – Principal, SWORD Integrated Building Solutions

BCCPicture2.5x2Bruce has over forty years of diverse experience in Architecture and Design/Build project delivery. For the last ten years, he has served as a leader, consultant and mentor for non-traditional project delivery for both Architects and Builders. As an industry-recognized leader in the use of computers as a design tool, He has been an evangelist of the Building Information Modeling-BIM process in Architectural practice and Construction. After 36 years working in various industry disciplines, in 2014, he established Sword Integrated Building Solutions providing Leadership Coaching, BIM and Lean consulting to companies who recognize the value of implementing Lean principles and practices to realize operational excellence.

He has successfully implemented the Last Planner® System on many projects. He is a registered Architect, an LCI consultant partner, and a certified AGC CM-Lean instructor.

Registration for this webinar will close one hour before the webinar starts and you will receive an email with the webinar registration link within 24 hours of registering. If you register the day of, you will receive your confirmation an hour before the start of the webinar.

Please use the registration link email to add this webinar to your calendar. If you are not able to attend the webinar due to time zone misunderstandings, no refunds are given – there are no exceptions!

**This webinar will be recorded and a link will be sent to all paid registrants**

AGC Picture1 1.5 CM-Lean CE Credit | AGC of America recognizes “Building a Healthy Team for Project Success: Cooperation vs. Collaboration” as qualifying for continuing education hours towards the renewal of AGC’s Certificate of Management-Lean Construction (CM-Lean). Each hour of educational content is equal to 1 hour of CE credit. Attendees may earn up to 1.5 hours of CE Credit by attending this webinar.

Lean in Design Forum 2019 @ Palmer House - A Hilton Hotel
May 29 @ 7:30 am – May 30 @ 5:00 pm

Connect to the Industry Through Partner Investment.

As a member of the design community, your involvement in the beginning of the project planning process is crucial. From ensuring on-time delivery to guaranteeing high-quality project value, your role is vital to your team’s success. Lean in Design can help you continue to exceed expectations! Lean methodologies help design and construction companies in the U.S. and around the world become more efficient while increasing client satisfaction, cutting costs and eliminating re-work.

The 2019 Lean in Design Forum will address common challenges members of the design community often encounter such as:
Transforming a firm’s culture holistically
Implementing Last Planner® System in design effectively
Making sound decisions collaboratively
Onboarding team members consistently

The annual 2019 LCI Lean in Design Forum, in partnership with P2SL and AIA is a unique event where designers come together to learn about and advance Lean methodologies. Industry-leading design practitioners will present on how Lean techniques free up time for creative decision-making and innovative problem-solving on current topics affecting the design community.

2019 Lean in Design Forum attendees will find immense value in:
Presentations by experienced Lean practitioners
Interactive learning roundtables
Lean in design phase educational sessions
Networking among Lean practitioners with passion for collaboration, creativity and efficient project delivery.

Join your colleagues in the design community at this year’s Lean in Design Forum in Chicago — the must-attend design industry event of the year!

Your registration fee includes the Wednesday evening reception on May 29, plus full breakfast and lunch on the days for which you are registered.

Oct 14 – Oct 18 all-day

LCIs Alabama Community of Practice PAST Events

A Lean Coffee (Alabama CoP)

September 18, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Lean Coffee – February (Alabama CoP)

February 23, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 9:15 am

Lean Coffee – December (Alabama CoP)

December 8, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Business Case for Lean (Alabama CoP)

September 7, 2017 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Lean Coffee – August Alabama CoP

August 25, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Lean Coffee – July Alabama CoP

July 21, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Book Club – Transforming Design and Construction

August 11, 2016 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am

Introductions to Lean Construction & the Last Planner System

April 23, 2015 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Launching an Integrated Delivery Project

November 17, 2015 @ 11:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Introduction to Lean Design & Construction

March 26, 2014 @ 12:26 pm – 1:26 pm

CURT Past Events

April 20, 2016 @ 9:56 am – 10:56 am

Introduction to Lean Design & Construction

June 23, 2016

Launching an Integrated Delivery Project

November 17, 2015

Introductions to Lean Construction & the Last Planner System

April 23, 2015