LCI Update

May 19, 2016

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Words of Wisdom

From: Shaping the Future of Construction--A Breakthrough in Mindset and Technology, World Economic Forum, 2016, p. 30.
...[T]hose construction companies that have successfully applied lean methods have reduced construction time by up to 30% and reduced costs by up to 15%. But the adoption of lean methods is still not widely prevalent in the construction industry, despite the relatively low investment needed. To make major and lasting productivity improvements, the industry must embrace lean construction more broadly. (See accompanying article in this newsletter for more information.)


LCI Welcomes Our New Members!

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Upcoming Events

May 19th
Lean in Action: Tools to Enhance Scheduling on Construction Projects
(San Diego CoP)

May 20th
A Business Model for Integrated Project Delivery
(Colorado CoP)

May 24th
LCI Target Value Design: From Conception to Delivery
(Northern California CoP)

May 25th

May 26th

May 26th
Gemba Walk at the Church of the Resurrection Project
(Kansas City CoP)

June 1st and 2nd
Design Forum -

(Chicago, IL)

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

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World Economic Forum Report Cites Lean as Means to address Poor Construction Productivity

While productivity increases in other business sectors has been substantial in recent decades, construction continues to lag behind. The forum suggests a number of means to address this in a new report, including embracing new technologies and Lean Construction techniques. The Forum report, Shaping the Future of Construction--A Breakthrough in Mindset and Technology is available online.

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Register for the Annual Lean Construction Summit in Henderson, NV on June 15

The 7th Annual Lean Construction Summit is jointly presented by CURT, the Lean Construction Institute, Construction Industry Institute, and the Associated General Contractors of America. It will explore why and how owners can use Lean construction to improve the delivery of their capital projects. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

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IGLC 2016 – Advances in Lean Design & Construction Practice full-day event

Join the 24th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction ( on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, in Boston for a dynamic dialogue about the latest challenges and solutions that have emerged in New England, across the US, and abroad! With at least 10 sessions and 19 speakers confirmed already (including Stuart Eckblad of UCSF Health, Derek Drysdale formerly of Highways England, and Company Leader, Superintendent, and Trade Partner panels), this full-day event will feature a rich discussion about what it takes to lead, implement, and sustain a Lean transformation within our organizations and on projects.

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Owner Support needed for LCI Satisfaction Survey

LCI continues to encourage our owner participants – whether members of the Institute or not – to complete our online benchmarking survey to help us understand and report to the community on the level of owner satisfaction with project outcomes nation-wide. The anonymous, 20-minute survey is not onerous to fill out for those with direct project knowledge, and analysis of the results—comparing an average project with an excellent one—will be very helpful as a benchmark to the community as a whole. We still need another 45+ responses, so please take time to complete it today. More information is available at, including a recorded webinar that shares some very interesting preliminary results based on over 30 responses.

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National Webinars:

Looking to improve the delivery of your capital projects? Preliminary findings from National Project Performance Research.
May 26, 2016, 11:00 am - 12:00 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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Target Value Design: What is It?
June 3, 2016, 11:00am – 12:30 pm EDT
David Umstot, Umstot Project Facilities and Solutions

Target value Design – What is It? Why are owners using it? What are the common pitfalls and keys to success?

Join your LCI Colleagues and David Umstot to learn the answers to these questions and more. David brings extensive experience using Target value Design as a public agency owner on more than $400M in projects and lessons learned from coaching teams implementing Target Value Design since 2013.

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LCI/P2SL/AIA Design Forum – Chicago, IL – June 1-2 – Achieving Better Designs with Higher Client Satisfaction – SOLD OUT

Our annual mid-year program focused on how Lean fits into the Design world is now sold out. Attendance is limited by the size of the facility and structure of the program, which seeks to maximize audience interaction through small-scale breakout sessions.

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 program is offering six tracks:

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

The Lean Improvement Tools track includes:

  • Choosing by Advantages
  • Value Stream Improvement
  • Improvement Kata Experience

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

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

Congress Information

Congress Sponsorships

There's still a lot of great opportunities to sponsor and exhibit at Congress this year! At our last year's Congress, we had approximately 1,000 professionals who were owners, designers, contractors and trades contractors attend. Congress has enjoyed a 40% growth rate in attendance over the past three years. Based on these numbers, we would like for you to think about exhibiting and sponsoring with us. Think of the benefits that would be provided for your company if all of these people would be able to see your name and be aware of your service!

For more information about sponsoring or exhibiting at Congress, please contact Ilene Goldberg,

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Community of Practice (CoP) Corner

At our meeting in Ft. Worth, TX, the CoP Chairs discussed some of the ways that the CoPs and LCI could work together and what some of the common goals are. Here are the top four:

  • Enhance two-way communication between CoPs and LCI
  • Improve "onboarding" guidance and help for new CoPs
  • Greater ability to manage CoP lists/events, plus more user-friendly website
  • Help with speakers and programming ideas

We are now looking for volunteers among the CoP Chairs to help bring us closer to solving some of the common issues that LCI and the CoPs face. We are looking for no more than two Chairs per goal so if you are interested, please contact Ilene Goldberg, with your choice. Thank you!


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Dan C. Heinemeier, CAE
Executive Director

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