LCI Update

March 24, 2016

Sustaining Sponsors


Words of Wisdom

From: "Respect for People" in Transforming Design and Construction, LCI, 2015, pp. 77-78.
Collaborative project teams have learned that by respecting the individual first, then the role, participants will become more engaged in an enterprise and contribute in more meaningful ways…Respect for people, together with Continuous Improvement, form the two pillars of Lean management. However, it is the many Lean tools—aimed at making waste visible and improving processes—upon which organizations tend to myopically focus as they attempt to adopt the Lean philosophy. Experience demonstrates that Lean transformations fail to deliver sustainable results without equal attention to both pillars.


LCI Welcomes Our New Members!

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Upcoming Events

March 24th
Special Event with Sammy Obara of Honsha
(San Diego CoP)

March 25th
Lean 101 - Foundational Overview of Lean
(Colorado CoP)

March 30th
Sustaining Excellence Through Innovation
(LCI Ireland)

March 31st
A Lean Coffee
(Cascadia-Seattle CoP)

April 6th - 8th
Lean Construction Conference
(LCI - Canada)

April 6th
Intro to the Last Planner System
(Carolinas CoP)

April 6th
The State of the Art in IPD Contracting: The New ConsensusDocs 300 and How to Contract for IPD & Lean

April 7th
A Lean Coffee
(Chicago CoP)

April 8th
The Benefits of Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) - A Panel Discussion
(Kansas City CoP)

April 12th
Lean 101: Introduction to Lean Design and Construction
(Northern California CoP)

April 12th
Lean Happy Hour
(New York State CoP)

April 12th
Rapid Creation of a High Performing Team
(Northern California CoP)

April 13th
LastPlanner System Pull Planning Blocks Simulation
(Los Angeles CoP)

April 19th
The A3: An Introduction to the Use, Business Case and Benefit
(New England CoP)

April 20th
A Lean Coffee
(Kansas City CoP)

April 27th
A Lean Coffee
(Austin CoP)

June 1st and 2nd
Design Forum
(Chicago, IL)

October 3rd thru 7th
18th Annual LCI Congress
(Chicago, IL)


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18th LCI Congress Sponsors

Featured Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

Promotional Item Sponsors

Congress Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsor

Please click here for information about sponsorship opportunities

Congress 2016

On behalf of the Congress Planning Team, we thank those who have submitted abstracts for the 18th Annual Congress, October 3-7 in Chicago. We were pleased to receive a 50% increase in the number of abstract submissions over 2015! The Congress Champion Core team is reviewing abstract submissions and beginning to build a comprehensive agenda for 2016.

Our theme this year is Building People, Transforming Culture. The 2016 Congress planning team is building the program on these key focus areas:

  • Building People
  • Safety
  • Scaling Lean in the Enterprise
  • Lessons Learned
  • Leading Change in Design and Construction

Please contact Joan Piccariello with any questions on the Congress program,

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Brand New Sponsorships for Congress, 2016!

LCI is offering two brand new opportunities to put your firm on the map in front of over 1,000 attendees at the 2016 Congress. These sponsorships are not in our Executive Summary so this is the first look you are getting at them. If you are interested in either of these sponsorships, please contact Ilene Goldberg, for more information!

Featured Sponsor

Professional Head Shot Photo Booth $25,000

A pair of photographers will be available onsite next to your booth who will take professional head shots and then put them on a USB. The USB will be branded with your logo and have your information already on it so that when people go to look at their pictures, they will see your information.

  • Name/Logo Recognition on all LCI printed literature including program, LCI website and Congress e-mails
  • Pre and Post Congress attendee lists
  • Listing in Congress app with logo and 75-word company description
  • Booth next to photographer who will have specified hours during the show
  • USB drives branded with your logo and your company material on them that head shots will go on immediately after photograph is taken
  • 5 Complimentary registrations for Congress week (Mon. – Fri.)
  • 2 Exhibit Hall passes
  • 5 Passes to the Corporate Members Only Reception
  • Push notifications through the Congress app about your sponsorship of the photographer during photography sessions and the rest of the trade show

Deluxe Sponsor

ExpressPass Sponsorship $25,000

Make sure that everyone sees your logo and tagline! Sponsor the ExpressPass stations this year. LCI is going to a print-your-own-badge system and you have the capability to put your logo and tagline on every screen that is available for attendees to print their badges from. Below are images of what the ExpressPass interface looks like and the box on the left that says "Print Your Badge Here" is what can be sponsored. Please remember that EVERYONE has to pass through this station before they can get to Congress!

  • Name/Logo Recognition on all LCI printed literature including program, LCI website and Congress e-mails
  • Pre and Post Congress attendee lists
  • Listing in Congress app with logo and 75-word company description
  • 3 Complimentary registrations for Congress week (Mon. – Fri.)
  • 3 Passes to the Corporate Members Only Reception
  • Dimensions of the box image to be sponsored are: height: 227 px; width: 370 px
  • The event name in the top left corner will be changed to LCI Congress.

click on each image above to see a larger image

For more information on sponsorship of exhibit opportunities, please contact Ilene Goldberg, Hurry, exhibit tables are almost sold out!!

Sponsorship Information

Staff Cameo

LCI wants you to get to know our staff - what they do and who you can go to for assistance with your questions. Therefore, in our LCI Updates, we will be featuring a staff person for you to "meet" and become familiar with and this time it's Joan Piccariello, our Director of Program Development.
(703) 387-3046

Joan is from Chicago and has over 20 years' experience in all aspects of association management, marketing and forecasting. She has served the technology, federal contracting and construction industries, and loves working with high performing teams in collaborative environments to produce consensus results. She has a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan and earned her PMP (Project Management Professional) certification. Joan joined LCI in 2015 and enjoys supporting the community on their Lean journey.

Joan lives in Arlington, Virginia, with her husband and son. She stays busy keeping up with seven nieces, a nephew and 27 cousins!

Members in the News

The Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) has partnered with Kyle Woody and Thomas Emison from LCI's member firm, Kraus-Anderson Construction Company, on an article titled "A Day in the Life of a Lean Contractor." Kyle Woody is a Lean Champion for Kraus-Anderson in Minneapolis as well as the Chair of the Upper Midwest CoP. Thomas Emison is Vice-President of Strategy & Innovation for Kraus-Anderson also in Minneapolis.

Thank you to CFMA for allowing us to share this article with our associates!

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National Webinar:

The State of the Art in IPD Contracting: The ConsensusDocs 300 and How to Contract for IPD & Lean
April 6, 2014 – 3:30pm - 5:00pm EDT

How do you contractually effectuate Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and lean tools? Contracts that match your intentions of actually encouraging collaboration and communication are more likely to achieve success. Much has been learned and refined during the past five years, and ConsensusDocs just released an entirely updated standard IPD agreement and new IPD Joining Agreement. This webinar will provide insight into the latest, best practices for IPD and lean based upon experiences. You will hear from some of the lead drafters of the new ConsensusDocs 300 IPD Agreement and 396 Joining agreement.

Registration is free of charge. This webinar is open to the first 500 people to sign on. Anyone to sign on after that will be placed in a waiting room until there is space available.

Register Here

Community of Practice (CoP) Corner

Thank you to the 24 CoPs who registered for our work session happening on March 28-29 in Ft. Worth, TX. The purpose of this meeting is to have dialogue with LCI Board leaders on the programs and future direction for the CoPs and how LCI can best help them achieve their goals given their current needs. With your presence and energy we know that the event will be a great success!


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Dan C. Heinemeier, CAE
Executive Director

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