LCI Update

May 24, 2018

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Words of Wisdom

"During validation, sufficient conceptual design decisions need to have been made, as this is the best opportunity to affect overall project value and cost impacts."
Target Value Delivery: Practitioner Guidebook to Implementation – Current State 2016
Chapt. 4, page 35

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LCI Welcomes Our New Member!

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Upcoming Events

May 25th, 2018
A Lean Coffee
(New Orleans CoP)

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May 30th, 2018 to
May 31st, 2018

Design Forum
(Chicago, IL)

May 30th, 2018
A Lean Coffee
(San Antonio CoP)

May 31st, 2018
Intro to Last Planner® Simulation – Villego Training Event
(Michigan CoP)

May 31st, 2018
Lean Suds
(Dallas / Fort
Worth CoP)

May 31st, 2018
Gemba Walks –
What are they?
How are they used?

(San Diego CoP)

June 1st, 2018
Introduction to Lean Project Delivery
California CoP)

June 6th, 2018
Current State of IPD with Sutter Health, DPR and Hanson Bridgett
California CoP)

June 7th, 2018
A Lean Coffee
(Chicago CoP)

June 7th, 2018
Beyond Big!
(Austin CoP)

June 8th, 2018
Introduction to Lean Project Delivery
(Colorado CoP)

June 13th, 2018
Introduction to Lean Project Delivery
(Kansas City CoP)

June 13th, 2018
Integrating Lean &
Ergo to Improve
Safety & Productivity

(Cascadia-Seattle CoP)

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June 27th, 2018
Owner Forum
(Miami, FL)

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October 15th, 2018 to
October 19th, 2018

20th LCI Congress
(Orlando, FL)

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October 14th, 2019 to
October 18th, 2019

21st LCI Congress
(Fort Worth, TX)

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October 19th, 2020 to
October 23th, 2020

22nd LCI Congress
(Detroit, MI)

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Do you know an owner invested in Lean?

Invite an owner you know who is invested in Lean design and construction to attend the second annual LCI Owner Forum, June 27 in Miami, Fla. On many projects, it is the owner who can demand a collaborative, Lean culture across designers, trades and the entire project team, which is why owners play a key role in transforming the built environment.

Send this flyer to an owner you know and encourage him or her to face the challenges of project delivery head on with other owners implementing Lean to cut costs and increase value at the owner-exclusive event hosted by Bill Seed, Jackson Health System.

Owner Registration      Owner Forum Agenda

Envision your future as a
LCI Congress sponsor or exhibitor

"Reflecting on Our Past, Envisioning Our Future" is the 20th annual LCI Congress theme encouraging Lean design and construction practitioners to look back at how far we've come as an industry and to look forward to the many improvements yet to come.

Each year, LCI Congress sponsors and exhibitors make the immense knowledge transfer possible for attendees as they share their technology, products, ideas and services that aim to improve project delivery. To learn more about how you can be a part of LCI Congress' 20th anniversary year, contact Ilene Goldberg,, for sponsor and exhibit opportunities.

Your LCI Congress sponsor & exhibit opportunities

Explore Target Value Delivery at
Lean in Design Forum on May 30th

Target Value Delivery (TVD) participants will learn key tools and techniques for implementing the TVD phases that veer away from more traditional delivery approaches at the 2018 Lean in Design Forum on Wednesday, May 30.

Don't delay your registration for the TVD learning session or you risk missing out on the hands-on workshop featuring the Parade of Trades® simulation because other sessions have already sold out!

2018 LCI Congress registration savings

The 20th annual LCI Congress will launch registration soon with a special opening registration rate that can save you up to $250, but only for a limited time! Registration rates will increase, so start making your plans to join us Oct. 15-19 in Orlando, Fla., to maximize your savings.

Owners have a huge opportunity to save when they apply for the LCI Congress Owner Scholarship! Accepted owner scholarship applicants will receive a free registration, valued at $1,195, to attend the LCI Congress core program, Oct. 17-18, which will feature owner-focused sessions like the Owner Perspective Panel, Owners Lean Coffee and presentations with owner insights. Save the date!

LCI e-learners will receive a badge and
CE units upon completion

For the first time, LCI e-learners who complete the LCI Immersive Education Program's first e-course, Introduction to Last Planner System®, will receive a badge that can be added to email signature lines and a certificate of completion specific to that e-course!

As LCI's e-course is being developed, we are excited to announce our partnership with American Institute of Architects (AIA), which offers 1.5 Continuous Education Units (CEUs), and the Association of General Contractors' Certificate of Management-Lean Construction (AGC CM-Lean), which offers 1.5 hours of Continuing Education (CE) hours for LCI e-course completion.

If you'd like to talk about corporate member e-learning volume discounts of up to 55 percent, contact Ilene Goldberg,

Community of Practice (CoP) Corner -
Opportunities abound at local CoP events!

Are you looking for local opportunities to meet like-minded Lean thinkers and practitioners? Between May 7th and 18th, there were 21 CoP events offered across the country ranging from Lean Coffees and networking events, three LCI education course offerings of Introduction to Last Planner System®, and various general presentations including:

  • A project tour of the OHSU Knight Cancer Research Building
  • Highlights of Current Research from the Project Production Systems Laboratory (P2SL)
  • Villego Simulation
  • Taking Time to Examine Takt Time
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Effective Pull Planning Facilitation – Reviewing the Basics
  • Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Forum

What will you discover at your local CoP? Find an event near you and connect with your closest CoP. Contact Denise Erminger at derminger@leanconstruction.orgwith your CoP-related questions.

Connect with your closest LCI CoP


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