LCI Update

April 21, 2016

Sustaining Sponsors


Words of Wisdom

From: "Five Big Ideas" in glossary accompanying Transforming Design and Construction, LCI, 2015, p. 247.
A set of organizing concepts that support Lean Project Delivery. They were developed to explain and organize the Sutter Health Lean Construction Initiative: Optimize the project, not the piece; Collaborate, Really Collaborate (originally implied "specialty contractors involved at schematic design"); Projects as Networks of Commitment; Increase Relatedness; and Tightly Couple Action and Learning.


LCI Welcomes Our New Member!

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Upcoming Events

April 21st
Lean Happy Hour
(Ohio Valley CoP)

April 22nd
Lean in Your Company
(Colorado CoP)

April 26th
Preliminary Findings From National Project Performance Research

April 27th
A Lean Coffee
(Memphis and Mid-South CoP)

April 27th
A Lean Coffee
(Austin CoP)

April 28th
A Lean Coffee
(Cascadia-Seattle CoP)

April 28th
Kanban Method for Knowledge Work
(Cascadia-Portland CoP)

May 18-20th
Choosing by Advantages: A Sound Decision Making System
(Cascadia-Seattle CoP)

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

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

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Design Forum – Chicago, IL – June 1-2 – Achieving Better Designs with Higher Client Satisfaction

Join us for our annual mid-year program focused on how Lean fits into the Design world. Again this year we have coupled some excellent training coursework with "Lean Laboratory" breakout sessions focused on design-related subjects in the afternoon. Discussion topics include: Conditions of Satisfaction; Technology/BIM; Developments in 3P Design; Building a Lean Culture on a Project; Agile/scrum work planning: an engineering perspective; Innovative methods to manage risk/contingency on an IPD project. Attendance is limited by the size of the facility and structure of the breakout sessions.

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P2SL Annual Conference – April 27

The P2SL Annual Conference will take place NEXT WEEK on Wednesday April 27 from 8:00 to 4:30 in the Garden Room at UC Berkeley's Clark Kerr Campus.

"It's the best Lean Construction conversation in town!"

a previous participant

This day is for all P2SL researchers to report findings of research we have underway, conducted jointly with our industry members. Please join us in sharing provocative ideas and engaging in rich discussion. This event also offers you the opportunity to learn about our new research initiatives on safety, takt time planning, conceptual estimating, and others... and to decide to get engaged with us as a P2SL member to learn together. Every participant will receive the latest edition of our Lean Construction Glossary, and you can order additional copies when you register online. We hope to see you there!
-- Iris Tommelein & Glenn Ballard

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Congress Training Offerings

The Congress Training subcommittee has been hard at work building a program for Monday and Tuesday of Congress week (October 3-7, 2016) at the Chicago Hilton. The training plan was recently approved by the LCI Education Committee. The training program is offering six tracks:

  • Lean Fundamentals
  • Path to Certification
  • Lean in Design
  • Lean Improvement Tools
  • Lean Executive Courses
  • Focus on People

The Lean Fundamentals track includes:

  • Introduction to Lean
  • Introduction to Last Planner System®
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Villego Last Planner® Intensive Simulation.

Stay tuned for as we highlight additional Congress Training offerings in future newsletters!

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

Congress Information

For more information on sponsorship of exhibit opportunities, please contact Ilene Goldberg,

Sponsorship Information

CURT/LCI/AGC Lean Summit Coming up in June – Sponsorships Available

Our annual co-sponsorship with CURT and AGC of a Lean Summit for owners and others is coming up again this year on June 15 in Henderson, NV (Las Vegas). Sponsorship packages range from $1,000 to $7,500. Click here to see prices and benefits at various levels.

Sponsorship Info

Article: "Emerging Best Practices for Hospital Projects Getting Leaner and more Efficient"

The Design Cost Data publication for May/June 2016 carries an article with the above title by Joe Cleves, leader of LCI's Ohio Valley Community of Practice (and partner with our member law firm Dressman Benzinger LaVelle) and Brian Perlberg (ConsensusDocs).

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Available from LCI: Transforming Design and Construction: A Framework for Change

A diverse set of contributors have collaborated to create this Framework for Learning based on the transformative projects and experiences of their Lean practices. They span the breadth of the industry: owners, designers, builders, specialty contractors, educators and consultants. The papers, presented in chapter format, are intended to encourage discussion, learning and experimentation. They alone will not offer sufficient knowledge to implement all of these concepts. They will, however, help direct readers further along their learning journey.

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National Webinar:

Looking to improve the delivery of your capital projects? Preliminary findings from National Project Performance Research.
April 26, 2016 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Bevan Mace, Balfour Beatty and Steve Jones, Dodge Analytics

Did you know that 75% of best performing projects engage key stakeholders before schematic design starts compared with just 28% on typical projects? The resulting benefit... of those best projects 28% complete early and 63% complete under budget. Even more staggering is of typical projects 53% complete late and 66% complete over budget.

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National Seminar:

Choosing by Advantages – a Sound Decision Making System
May 18-20, 2016 8:00 am – 4:00 pm PDT
Jim and Margaret Suhr

The Cascadia-Seattle CoP will be presenting the original class by the creator of the CBA system, Jim Suhr and his wife, Margaret. We urge you to come and participate. You will learn the principles of sound decision-making, the concept of anchoring and how CBA can help you in your daily lives as well as your workspaces. There are only 20 spots available in this class so make your reservations now!

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Dan C. Heinemeier, CAE
Executive Director

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