LCI Update

June 22, 2017

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Words of Wisdom

“A Big Room aims to improve collaboration through greater team interaction. Teams are able to deliver a “high-performing building” on time and on budget; and team members support each other more effectively and align themselves with the goals of the project.”
Target Value Delivery: Practitioner Guidebook to Implementation Current State 2016
Chapter 8: The Big Room, pg. 81
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Upcoming Events

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
Ochsner West Tower Presentation & Project Tour (Gemba Walk)
(New Orleans CoP)

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

June 30th, 2017
A Lean Coffee
(Carolinas CoP)

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

July 6th, 2017
The Daily Huddle
(Las Vegas CoP)

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

July 12th, 2017
Last Planners Workshop

July 12th, 2017
A Lean Brew
(Southern New England CoP)

July 13th, 2017
A Lean Coffee
(Upper Midwest CoP)

July 13th, 2017
Business Case for Lean
(Michigan CoP)

July 18th, 2017
Tampa: Business Case for Lean
(Central Florida CoP)

July 18th, 2017
Orlando: Business Case for Lean
(Central Florida CoP)

July 19th, 2017
Business Case for Lean
(Southern Florida CoP)

October 16th, 2017 to
October 20th, 2017

19th LCI Congress
(Anaheim, CA)

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2017 LCI Congress registration is OPEN!

Register today for the early, early bird rate to save money and join more than 1,300 industry professionals looking to learn best practices and lessons learned for Lean construction implementation challenges at the 19th annual LCI Congress Oct. 16-20 in Anaheim, Calif.!

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  • Monday-Tuesday: Training days (half-,1-, and 2-day course options)
  • Wednesday-Thursday: Breakout sessions, keynote speakers, Owner’s Perspective Panel, LCI research reveal and networking breaks in the exhibit hall
  • Friday: Gemba day, where attendees go to the work of one of several local projects to apply what they’ve learned during LCI Congress week

See full Congress agenda

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 sponsors and 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.

Sponsor the 2017 Theme Congress track:
Leveraging Lean in Planning & Design (2017 Themed) Track $30,000

  • 5 Complimentary registrations for Congress days (Wed. – Fri.)
  • Ability to introduce 3 sessions in this track – 90 seconds
  • Name/logo on signage un front of up to 5 track sessions on each day saying that you are the sponsor of those sessions
  • Pre and Post Congress attendee lists
  • Listing in Congress app with logo and 75-word description
  • Name/Logo recognition on all LCI printed literature, including program, LCI website, Congress e-mails and LCI Update

Looking for the perfect opportunity to showcase your company or firm at the largest Lean event for the Built Environment this year? Consider exhibiting at the 2017 Annual LCI Congress!
Contact Ilene Goldberg today about this or other sponsorship/exhibit opportunities,

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Exhibit info      Floor Plan

Owners - Apply for LCI Congress Scholarship for FREE Wed-Thu registration!

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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Learn the best way to communicate the Lean Construction Advantage

Catch The Business Case for Lean Construction, a presentation on two LCI-sponsored research efforts at any of our Communities of Practice (CoP) or affiliated events! 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 research events covering the research on the right sidebar. Check back regularly for updates!

Upcoming LCI research events:

  • June 29 - Memphis, TN
  • July 13 - Big Rapids, MI
  • July 18 - Tampa, FL
  • July 18 - Orlando, FL
  • July 19 - Miami, FL
  • Aug. 18 - New Orleans, LA

LCI-Sponsored Research Page

New LCI Research Committee Includes Seven Academic Fellows Focused on Future Research Agenda

LCI has engaged representatives from seven universities in support of our efforts to promote research that benefits the Lean community. In a day-long session June 1, these LCI Academic Fellows worked to capture a long list of potential research topics and approaches. By day’s end, they had identified two specific initiatives they will work to pursue in the months leading up to the LCI annual Congress in Anaheim, Calif. in October. These topics include the owner validation process, a key aspect of effective Lean Project Delivery and one not as fully documented and understood as it should be considering its critical importance. A team was established to conduct interviews with owners, explore the state of current practice, and begin to document and identify better practices. The second topic area concerns the need for development of a more structured approach to Lean Construction strategy implementation on projects. The team feels a more structured approach will help teams ensure they have in place an effective planning process for choosing and leveraging an appropriate set of Lean tools for their projects. The ultimate goal here is a guidebook and sample templates for effective implementation.

Community of Practice (CoP) Corner

RTKL Callisons Architects hosted the National Capital Region (NCR) CoP Lean Coffee on June 9, and it had a unique dynamic. RTKL Callisons designers currently working on a project invited their builder, Turner Construction, to create a real-time back and forth discussion.

Turner explained how their daily huddles are not about solving a problem, but are about making sure tasks have been completed & identifying what’s coming next. The leadership role rotates to encourage others to engage in leading discussions.

The designers’ main takeaway in the Just-in-Time Design conversation was that communication is key to figuring out what designers really need and to have everyone on the same page.

For your next Lean Coffee, invite others on your project team and make it a discussion about how you can deliver more value to your current client!

See NCR Lean Coffee photos

Find your local CoP!

Warfel Construction does #valuedelivery with Phase Pull Planning

Warfel Construction’s #valuedelivery photo shows the builder, owner and trade partners gathering in a Big Room for a Phase Pull Planning session before the project broke ground. Phase Pull Planning is the second of five levels in the Last Planner System® and establishes what should be done.

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

To participate in the next LCI corporate member engagement campaign, sign up to be a corporate member!

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A Year in Review: Before the Regret

At the end of May, Lean Construction Blog released a post describing the use and practice of Lean methods and research when coming to terms with your New Year’s Resolutions by Bevan Mace, Balfour Beatty Construction. Mace describes this time as the point of no turning back and is the start to actually completing those goals, whether they be personal or in the design and construction industry. In this blog, he explains his experience with and observation of the Integrated Project Delivery System and how he came to terms with its effectiveness and improvement of his project goals.

Read the full blog

LCI recruits a summer intern, Alicia Huerta, for LCI Congress support

As LCI prepares for the 2017 LCI Congress, Oct. 16-20 in Anaheim, Calif., it is no doubt that we would bring on a new face to help with the day-to-day adventures at LCI headquarters in Arlington, Va. We are happy to welcome our new marketing communications intern, Alicia Huerta, to our team as we embark on our 19th annual LCI Congress journey.

“LCI has given me a new way to challenge my workday. I have taken the LCI journey to Congress as a personal journey and cannot wait to see the outcome of our work!,” Alicia says.

When she started her college career, she never saw herself near the construction industry; but now she is taking a course on project management with hopes to get her certification and since joining the LCI team, she can’t stop thinking about how her skills can be used to help LCI and the industry grow!

Read more on our blog!

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 concept of Lean in relation to increased efficiency.

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