LCI Update

May 25, 2017

Sustaining Sponsors


Words of Wisdom

Myth #5 of 5 About IPD and Lean: “IPD and IPD-lite are essentially the same; financial incentives and release of liability are no big deal.”
The Myth Busted: Many teams noted a significant increase in collaborative behavior and fun & showed resilience despite difficult challenges using IPD vs. “IPD-lite.” See a video on 5 Myths Busted about IPD and Lean at


LCI Welcomes Our New Members!

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Upcoming Events

May 30th
Owners Forum: The Business Case for Lean Construction
(Chicago CoP)

May 31st, 2017 to
June 1st, 2017

LCI Design Forum

June 1st
The Business Case for Lean
(Southern New England CoP)

June 1st
Last Planner – Explained at Last
(Las Vegas CoP)

June 2nd
A Lean Coffee
(Georgia CoP)

June 2nd
A Lean Coffee
(Carolinas CoP)

June 6th
A Lean Coffee
(Cascadia-Seattle CoP)

June 6th
Continuous Improvement: Implementing a Study Action Group
(Ohio Valley CoP)

June 7th
A Lean Coffee
(Los Angeles / Orange County CoP)

June 8th
A Lean Coffee
(Upper Midwest CoP)

June 9th
Introduction to Lean Project Delivery
(Carolinas CoP)

June 13th
A Lean Coffee
(Central Indiana CoP)

June 13th
LEAN Construction in Cascadia an evening of Continuous Improvement, Sharing and Reflection
(Cascadia-Seattle CoP)

June 22nd, 2017
LCI Owner Forum
(Chicago, IL)

October 16th, 2017 to
October 20th, 2017

19th LCI Congress
(Anaheim, CA)

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19th LCI Congress Sponsors

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Promotional Item Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Red Sponsors

Please click here for information about sponsorship opportunities

#valuedelivery Lean photo release!

The full collection of #valuedelivery Lean photos are up on LCI’s website! See how 17 LCI corporate members deliver value by using Last Planner System®, Lean People & Processes, and Lean Tools & Technologies on the job with these photos.

LCI gave away a free core-program (Oct. 18-19) pass to the 2017 LCI Congress to a randomly selected winner, Linbeck. More LCI corporate member campaigns are upcoming, so stay tuned for the next!

See #valuedelivery photos

Join LCI today!

AIA credits available at 2017 Lean in Design Forum in Chicago!

Earn up to 15 AIA credits when you register and attend 2017 Lean in Design Forum May 31-June 1! See which of this year’s training offerings and Learning Round Table topics will benefit you and your organization’s Lean journey the most, but don’t wait any longer to sign up! Sessions are first come, first served and registration is filling up faster than expected.

Register today to maximize your AIA credits and to learn more about your design-specific role in delivering Lean/IPD projects on time and on budget!

Register & learn more

LCI 2017 Congress
Sponsorship/Exhibit Opportunities

Bringing value to every aspect of Congress is a top goal for LCI, and we want our attendees to benefit from their time spent at our event. The contributions of the vast array of exhibitors are just another way to add value to the educational offerings of Congress. Owners, designers, general contractors and trade partners visit the exhibit hall to learn about the newest tools and technology for support in different phases of their Lean journey.

Last year’s record breaking attendance of 1,325 Lean professionals was the fifth year of consecutive growth, and in 2017 we expect continued growth over our 2016 attendance.

ALL exhibit spaces come with:

  1. Pipe and drape
  2. 6’ draped and skirted table (a Premium booth comes with two tables)
  3. Two chairs (a Premium booth comes with four chairs)
  4. The ability to create a “Lean Coffee” handout explaining the Lean Coffee process, to be given out at the coffees, with your logo on them
  5. A wastebasket (a Premium booth comes with two wastebaskets)
  6. An ID sign
  7. Free WIFI

Other benefits for exhibitors include, the ability to present a webinar for the entirety of LCI (30 minutes), pre- and -post Congress attendee lists, representation in the Congress app, and a free registration to Congress days Wed. – Fri.

The Tuesday evening Exhibitor Sneak Peek Reception; all-day refreshments (coffee, water and snacks), as well as food and snacks for afternoon breaks; and all Lean Coffees will happen in the Exhibit Hall. All of these opportunities are designed to give attendees time to network with exhibitors.

Looking for the perfect opportunity to showcase your company or firm at the largest Lean event for the Built Environment this year? Consider sponsorship for the 2017 Annual LCI Congress!

Contact Ilene Goldberg today about this or other sponsorship/exhibit opportunities,

Exhibit info      Floor Plan

Sponsorship information

Advance Lean with
Owner-to-Owner collaboration

Register today!

Save the date for LCI Owner Forum, June 22 in Chicago. This one-day, Owners Only event is an opportunity for Lean leaders to share learnings and address implementation challenges with others who are committed to implementing Lean on capital projects.

Register & More Info

Owners - Apply for LCI Congress Scholarship!

Scholarship opportunities are available for individuals directly employed by an owner organization. If you or your colleague are directly employed by an owner organization (vs. owner's representative) and are interested in attending Congress but challenged to find the budget support to do so, you can apply for funding support through the LCI scholarship program! Please make this benefit known to the network of owner organizations with which you work.
Apply for scholarship support today!

Apply here

Attend a Lean Business Case event near you!

Catch The Business Case for Lean Construction, a presentation on two LCI-sponsored research efforts at any of our Communities of Practice (CoP). Register for your local research event and learn empirical evidence that will help you fully communicate the advantages of Lean to your organization, project team and owner!

For a research overview, go to the Learning tab on our website and select Research. There is a running list of CoP events covering the research on the right sidebar. Check back regularly for updates!

Upcoming LCI research events:

  • June 1 - Hartford, Conn.
  • June 14 - Walnut Creek, Calif.
  • June 15 - Los Angeles, Calif.
  • June 15 - San Diego, Calif.
  • June 29 - Memphis, TN

LCI-Sponsored Research Page

Community of Practice (CoP) Corner

LCI’s Denver CoP hosted a Root Cause Analysis (RCA) training Friday, May 19, to give its local Lean community members a more robust method for uncovering multiple root causes. In this Lean training, 30 designers and builders worked together on a “fishbone” diagram to do just that!

See a photo from this RCA training


Find a CoP event near you!

The CURT/LCI/CII/AGC Lean Summit - June 14 in Minneapolis

The CURT/LCI/CII/AGC Lean Summit takes place in Minneapolis June 14. The day-long program includes presentations on many Lean-related subjects, such as safety, pre-fabrication, technology in design, and relevant research around delivery model and supply chain innovation. A wrap-up panel will discuss “Envisioning the future: What is beyond the project delivery horizon?”

More Information

Construction Industry Institute’s (CII) 2017 Annual Conference - July 31-Aug. 2 in Orlando, Fl.

CII’s 2017 Annual Conference brings industry experts, innovative researchers and great minds in academia together to discover how CII can help develop capital projects and build shareholder value for companies. Registrants will hear from the industry’s dynamic leaders, panelists and keynote speakers.

For more info and to register

Lean Learning Video – Onboarding Team Members featuring Ryan Seckinger

Onboarding team members ensures cultural and behavioral expectations are met and is not a one-time event, but rather a continuous process, Ryan Seckinger, Walter P. Moore says.

Onboarding classes involve team members in activities to increase collaboration, trust and ownership of Lean principles in individuals and the team as a whole. Solid team member onboarding transfers to a better project delivery.

Watch the Onboarding Team Members video

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. To learn more about proper onboarding, read our book available for purchase under SHOP LCI on the top, right corner of our website! 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

Buy Transforming Design and Construction

Have you read This Is Lean yet?

Written as an easy-read about the benefits of favoring flow efficiency over resource efficiency, this book helps you to transform your organization into one with a Lean culture of respect for people and continuous improvement. With relatable stories illustrating what Lean is and what Lean is not, the reader is sure to achieve a solid understanding of the Lean concept in relation to increased efficiency.

Purchase yours and start reading today!

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