LCI Update

January 10, 2019

Sustaining Sponsor


Words of Wisdom

“One goal for design on IPD projects is to only create deliverables that provide the necessary information to support decisions and construction in the most efficient possible form.” Integrated Project Delivery: An Action Guide for Leaders, pg.74

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LCI Welcomes Our New Members!

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Upcoming Events

January 15th
Lean Happy Hour
(Portland, OR)

January 16th
Beyond BIM – Technology Enabled Building Operations
(Seattle, WA)

January 16th
Scrum in Design and Construction
(Tempe, AZ)

January 17th
Introduction to Last Planner System®
(Holyoke, MA)

January 17th
A Lean Coffee
(Oak Brook, IL)

January 17th
How Owners are Overcoming Skilled Labor Shortages Which Threaten to Delete San Diego's Booming Construction Market
(San Diego, CA)

January 18th
A Lean Coffee
(Cincinnati, OH)

January 18th
Introduction to Lean Project Delivery
(Denver, CO)

January 23rd to
January 25th, 2019

P2SL-LCI-AIA Lean Design Forum
(Berkeley, CA)

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March 27th to
March 28th, 2019

Choosing By Advantages: Sound Decisionmaking
(Oklahoma CoP)

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May 16th, 2019 to
May 17th, 2019

IPI Collaboration 2019 Conference, Expo & Awards
(Burlingame, CA)

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May 29th, 2019 to
May 30th, 2019

2019 Design Forum
(Chicago, IL)

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July 1st, 2019 to
July 7th, 2019

International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC) annual conference
(Dublin, Ireland)

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October 14th, 2019 to
October 18th, 2019

21st LCI Congress
(Fort Worth, TX)

Save the DATE!
October 19th, 2020 to
October 23th, 2020

22nd LCI Congress
(Detroit, MI)

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Get ready for the 2019 LCI Congress
call for abstracts!

It’s that time of the year when design and construction practitioners are preparing their latest Lean story featuring successes, failures and tangible takeaways for a chance to speak at the 21st Annual LCI Congress! The 2019 call for abstracts opens Jan. 15 with a deadline for submitting as March 1.

Checkout the 2019 theme

What are your learning goals for 2019?

The LCI eLearning program benefits individuals and enhances company training programs by building a foundation of Lean knowledge and offering downloadable resources teams can use real-time in the field. Save 10% on each course until Feb. 28 with the NEWYEAR10 discount code OR save even more as a corporate member buying in bulk by emailing Learn more about the next course to be released this month!

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LCI Community of Practice (CoP) Corner

Houston and Southern Florida gauging local Lean interest to support CoPs in 2019

LCI Community of Practices (CoPs) form where there is a demand for Lean design and construction practices, and the Houston and Southern Florida markets are gaining momentum in 2019. If you know practitioners close to these areas, spread the word!

  • Jan. 24. – Register for the LCI Houston Area Lean Interest Group Lean Suds Kickoff event!
  • Jan. 25 – Register for the LCI Southern Florida CoP Lean Coffee!

To learn more about an LCI CoP near you, email Denise Erminger,

Find your closest LCI CoP!

LCI Member Spotlight:

Making Lean IPD Work

Because of traditional project delivery, designers and builders are not used to collaborating so closely. But, with Lean Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), the owner, architect and contractor work together from the start to streamline, problem solve and eliminate waste. Read SmithGroup’s perspective on how its team worked with Sutter Health, HerreroBOLDT, Southland Industries, and other trade partners to deliver a project with $150M in savings!

Join LCI at these industry learning events!

P2SL-LCI Lean Design Forum 2019 – Jan. 23-25 in Berkeley, CA

Architects, engineers and practitioners from all roles in project delivery attend the P2SL-LCI Lean Design Forum yearly to network and learn about industry trends and best practices. Learn more, then lock in your plans to join LCI at the forum!

2019 CURT National Conference – Feb. 11-14 in Orlando, FL.

Learn about innovations in technology, safety, leadership and more at the 2019 Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) National Conference. Driving results for owners will be the overarching goal of the learning sessions and presentations. Register now and visit LCI in the exhibit hall.

Collaboration 2019 – 10th Annual Conference, Expo & Awards – May 16-17 in Burlingame, CA.

Plan now to join your colleagues at IPI's 10th Annual Collaboration 2019 Conference, Expo & Awards to celebrate success, share lessons learned and best practices in structured collaborative partnering, network with owner and industry leaders, and acknowledge teams and individuals who achieve extraordinary results. Registration opens early 2019. Look for us on the exhibit floor.

2019 LCI Lean in Design Forum, in partnership with P2SL and AIA – May 29-30 in Chicago, IL.

Mark your calendar for the Learning Round Table discussions and presentations on trends and challenges that designers are facing at the 2019 LCI Lean in Design Forum. The agenda will be posted soon. Find more event details and information on the benefits of sponsoring and exhibiting.


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