LCI Update

February 2, 2017

Sustaining Sponsors


Words of Wisdom

From: “Why We Do It” in Target Value Delivery, Practitioner Guidebook, Lean Construction Institute, 2016, p. 42.
Continuous improvement is a core tenet of Lean Construction and requires users to constantly test their assumptions and make adjustments based on results. The project team uses the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle throughout the life of the project, but the Value Post-Construction phase provides the opportunity for the owner and key partners to apply PDCA from one project to the next.


LCI Welcomes Our New Member!

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Upcoming Events

February 8th
AGC Lean Construction Education Program - Unit 2 (CM-Lean
(Dallas-Fort Worth CoP)

February 8th
Rebuilding Trust & Collaboration – Lessons Learned of a Project’s Community of Practice
(Los Angeles & Orange County CoP)

February 8th
Lean Happy Hour
(Northern California Bay Area CoP)

February 8th
Lean Happy Hour
(Northern California Central Valley CoP)

February 9th
A Lean Coffee
(Upper Midwest CoP)

February 9th
Accelerating Speed to Market through Adaptive Lean Methods
(Chicago CoP)

February 10th
A Lean Coffee
(National Capital Region CoP)

February 14th
A Lean Coffee
(Central Indiana CoP)

February 15th
A Lean Coffee
(Oklahoma CoP)

February 15th
Highlights of the 2016 National LCI Congress
(Central Florida CoP)

February 15th
Using the Hero’s Journey to Achieve Lean Cultural Transformation
(Arizona CoP)

February 17th
A Lean Coffee
(New Orleans CoP)

February 21st
Continuous Improvement
(Austin CoP)

February 22nd
Villego® Simulation
(Colorado CoP)

February 22nd
A Lean Coffee
(Middle Tennessee CoP)

February 22nd
2017 Season Kickoff
(National Capital Region CoP)

February 22nd
State of the Union – How We All Use Lean Everyday
(Dallas-Fort Worth CoP)

February 23rd
The Business Case for Lean Construction – Proof Positive!
(New England CoP)

February 24th
A Lean Coffee - Baltimore
(National Capital Region CoP)

May 31st, 2017 to
June 1st, 2017

LCI Design Forum

October 16th, 2017 to
October 20th, 2017

19th LCI Congress
(Anaheim, CA)

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19th LCI Congress Sponsors

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2017 LCI Congress
Call for Abstracts – NOW OPEN

Abstracts are due March, 15 2017

If you have a Lean experience to share, submit an abstract to be considered for a presentation slot at the 19th annual LCI Congress, Oct. 16-20 in Anaheim, Ca. This year’s theme is Capture and Leverage the Lean Advantage, and the 2017 LCI Congress Planning Team wants presentations of all levels! The abstract submission deadline is March 15, 2017, so don’t miss your chance!

Submit Here

2017 LCI Congress Tracks:

  • Lean Interventions, Challenges & Transformations
  • Leveraging Lean in Planning & Design
  • Field-Driven Lean
  • The Business Case for Lean
  • Technology & New Techniques in Lean

Please contact Joan Piccariello,, with questions.

2017 LCI Congress homepage

LCI 2017 Congress Sponsorship/Exhibit Opportunities

Be a part of the fastest growing Lean event in the United States – showcase your brand through sponsorship/exhibit opportunities at the LCI 2017 Annual Congress! Each year, our event grows exponentially and this year we expect a 30 percent increase in attendance over last year’s number of 1,325.

Contact Ilene Goldberg today about sponsorship/exhibit opportunities,

View Sponsorship Opportunities

Lean Learning Video - Team Forming and Team Initiation featuring Christian Pikel

Christian Pikel builds on the six tenets of Lean by explaining how they are used to build project teams that build better projects.

Watch the Team Forming Video

Team formation is not instantaneous, instead, trust develops over time. If new team members are quickly caught up to speed on the team’s pre-established, expected behaviors, the team will deliver more successful, timely projects.

The Lean Learning Video series of 12 is based on key chapters in LCI’s first book, Transforming Design and Construction: A Framework for Change. You can watch this video and the rest of the series on the LCI website under Learning, Getting Started with Lean.

Watch the Lean Learning Video Series

Go to the Gemba page!

New to the Learning section of the LCI website, the Gemba page is packed with information, videos from the Gemba Training at the 2016 LCI Congress in Chicago, photos of the Friday gemba walks from the 2016 LCI Congress and a link to The Gemba Walk presentation by Jim Womack from the 2011 Lean Transformation Summit.

LCI Gemba page

Lean Leader Videos – Best Practices, Lean Improvements

In December, LCI put out our first Lean Leader Call for Videos and 12 LCI corporate members submitted videos that fall into three buckets: Lean Journeys, Best Practices/Lean Improvements, and Lean Tools and Technologies. Watch two Best Practices/Lean Improvements videos below:

Questions We Ask Ourselves by DPR Construction shares the project team’s questions that drove success and efficiency throughout the successful planning and construction of a new hospital.

Hoar Construction’s Last Planner System® implementation creates culture of collaboration video tells Hoar Construction’s story of how LPS solved problems in communication, collaboration and planning.

DPR Construction    Hoar Construction

Be sure to watch the entire Lean Leader Video Series and keep an eye out for our next call for Lean Leader Videos!

Lean Leader Videos

From Construction Law to Construction Management

One question made former LCI chair Will Lichtig redirect his career path from construction litigation to Lean construction management. Lichtig asked, “Why are we here?” in a room full of attorneys and a mediator who met to place blame anywhere but on themselves after a construction project was derailed.

This was a pivotal moment for Lichtig and as he researched ways for clients to avoid legal messes like this, he found Lean design and construction.

Read the full article

The LCI Learning Cycle

LCI’s Learning Cycle follows the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) sequence. It begins with research funneled into the learning cycle, which is incorporated in a plan and in turn influences development of “standards” or Lean building blocks. These are handed off in turn for content/curriculum development, which once approved is made available through our Community of Practice events, seminars, and other national training activities. But the cycle doesn’t end there. Instead, feedback from instructors and those trained is funneled back into the research cycle, and the learning cycle repeats itself in the spirit of continuous improvement.

LCI Learning Cycle

Free Webinar with New ConsensusDocs Contracts

LCI partner ConsensusDocs is offering a free webinar Feb. 15 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST that will highlight significant contractual changes including faster payment terms, terminations, avoiding fiduciary relationships and more. Keep ahead of the curve with the new ConsensusDocs contracts and learn how recent industry updates impact your business.

Register Here


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Executive Director

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