LCI Update

June 8, 2017

Sustaining Sponsors


Words of Wisdom

“Projects and practitioners who adopt a mentality of Continuous Reflection have the potential to achieve a greater level of improvement and innovation on their projects and in their work.”
Transforming Design and Construction: A Framework for Change.
Chapter 11: Continuous Reflection, page 65.


LCI Welcomes Our New Members!

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Upcoming Events

June 8th
2017 COAA-IL Workshop
(Chicago CoP)

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

June 9th
A Lean Coffee
(National Capital Region 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 14th
8th Annual Lean Construction Summit
Minnetonka, MN

June 14th
Joint Meeting with ISPE
(LA / Orange County CoP)

June 14th
The Business Case for Lean
(Northern California CoP)

June 15th
The Business Case for Lean in Design-Build
(LA / Orange County CoP)

June 15th
The Business Case for Lean
(San Diego CoP)

June 16th
A Lean Coffee
(Middle Tennessee CoP)

June 16th
A Lean Coffee
(Southern Florida CoP)

June 20th
A Lean Coffee
(Las Vegas CoP)

June 20th
A Lean Coffee
(Oklahoma CoP)

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

June 22nd, 2017
AAA® Construction Conference
(New York, NY)

June 22nd, 2017
P2SL Last Planner® Master's Class
(Oakland, CA)

June 22nd, 2017
Lean Design Workshop
(Upper Midwest CoP)

June 23rd, 2017
Introduction to Lean
(Kansas City CoP)

June 23rd, 2017
A Lean Coffee - Baltimore
(National Capital Region CoP)

June 26th, 2017
Better Problem Solving Through A3 and The Lean Way
(Dallas-Fort Worth CoP)

June 27th, 2017
Introduction to Lean Project Delivery
(New York State (LeanNY) CoP)

June 29th, 2017
A Business Case for Lean Presentation
(Memphis & Mid-South CoP)

July 6th, 2017
A Lean Coffee
(Chicago CoP)

July 11th, 2017
A Lean Coffee
(Central Indiana CoP)

October 16th, 2017 to
October 20th, 2017

19th LCI Congress
(Anaheim, CA)

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19th LCI Congress Sponsors

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Are you planning to attend LCI Congress? Take our short survey!

When you complete our quick, three-question survey, you’re helping us ensure this year’s LCI Congress event in Anaheim, Calif., from Oct. 16-20 is tailored to your interests and role in the industry as we put the finishing touches on the program.

This year’s theme is Capture and Leverage the Lean Advantage. We hope to see you there!

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Visit 2017 LCI Congress homepage

Calling on Owners dedicated to Lean - Register today for support!

Are you an Owner committed to implementing Lean techniques and Integrated Project Delivery or know someone who is? Sign up yourself or encourage a colleague to attend the LCI Owner Forum in Chicago June 22!

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

#valuedelivery Lean photo release!

Barton Malow took advantage of the #valuedelivery photo campaign by submitting three photos. Two photos showcase Lean Tools & Technology. One highlights the Line Dragon, used to pour concrete faster and smoother while improving safety, and the other showed the Mobile Conex Boxes that expedite the most current information to field workers.

To showcase how Barton Malow makes workflow more reliable while engaging the trade partners’ expertise, a third photo showed #valuedelivery under the Last Planner System® category.

The full collection of LCI corporate members’ #valuedelivery 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 the #valuedelivery photo collection.

See #valuedelivery photos

Join LCI today!

LCI Congress registration opening soon!

Check your emails because we’re opening 2017 LCI Congress registration in the near future. Register early to snag our early early bird discount rates by July 16! In the meantime, see what to expect at the 19th annual LCI Congress.

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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. A wastebasket (a Premium booth comes with two wastebaskets)
  5. An ID sign
  6. 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 the attendees time to network with the 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

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!

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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 14 - Walnut Creek, Calif.
  • June 15 - Los Angeles, Calif.
  • June 15 - San Diego, Calif.
  • June 29 - Memphis, TN
  • July 19 – Miami, Fl.

LCI-Sponsored Research Page

Community of Practice (CoP) Corner

In keeping step with a key Lean principle for “continuous improvement,” the Southern New England CoP regularly captures plus/deltas following each event. One such event presented the need for better signage at events as folks are checking in. They now have a reusable board that showcases their unique CoP city skyline along with the featured event, appreciation for sponsors and highlighting additional learning opportunities complete with links and QR codes!

Check out the reusable board!

LCI/P2SL/AIA Lean in Design Forum 2017 Recap

After two days of sessions focused on the designer’s role in Lean and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), the 2017 Lean in Design Forum ended as our largest to date. The forum kicked off May 31 with six classes focusing on Big Room, Last Planner System®, Target Value Delivery and more with a reception in the evening.

June 1 started with LCI Exec. Director Dan Heinemeier welcoming more than 150 attendees, followed by the two Eli Lilly and Company keynote speakers who spoke to what an owner needs from designers.

Next, the 2016 LCI-funded Business Case for Lean findings were shared and Stan Chiu, HGA, presented on knowledge-based design, design leadership and continuous improvement. After lunch, the seven Learning Round Tables began. Attendees were able to pick three out of seven sessions to learn from.

LCI sends our thanks to all the trainers, volunteers and attendees who helped make the busy two days in Chicago as value-adding as possible!

See all 2017 Design Forum photos

Weitz Showcases “The Lean Way”

“We want to build for those that share our passion for safety, quality and Lean implementation.”

Dave Rahe
The Weitz Company Minnesota Executive

In an article released by Construction Today Magazine, The Weitz Company was featured on its ability to foster one of the oldest commercial general contractors. The Weitz Company has been an LCI member since 2015 years with Dave Rahe, its Minnesota Executive serving as LCI’s Upper-Midwest CoP Chair. Throughout the article, Rahe, references the Last Planner System® and how the methods from “Lean practices” ensure a high quality product for customers. Rahe, continues to describe LCI and our vision while crediting his knowledge and commitment to “the Lean way” by mentioning our various outsourcing of knowledge through our programs and conferences.

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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?”

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P2SL Last Planner® Master’s Class - June 22 in Oakland, Calif.

If you’re an experienced practitioner, this highly interactive session is for you. If you plan to attend, instructor Glenn Ballard, University of California, Berkeley, asks that you send him your Last Planner® questions and mention any innovations that can be discussed with the group during the class.

Learn more & register

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