LCI Update

July 12, 2018

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Words of Wisdom

"While flow is a critical attribute of Lean, people are at the crux of the success of any strategy."
This is Lean: Resolving the Efficiency Paradox
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Upcoming Events

July 12th, 2018
A Lean Happy Hour
(Memphis and
Mid-South CoP)

July 13th, 2018
A Lean Coffee & Virtual Design & Construction Panel Discussion
(Michigan CoP)

July 17th, 2018
Breakfast Program – Joint DBIA and LCI Training Workshop
County CoP)

July 19th, 2018
Big Room in Action
(Austin CoP)

July 20th, 2018
A Lean Coffee
(Carolinas -
Charlotte CoP)

July 20th, 2018
A Lean Coffee
(Carolinas -
Raleigh CoP)

July 20th, 2018
A Lean Coffee
(New Orleans CoP)

July 23rd, 2018
Introduction to Last Planner System®
(San Antonio CoP)

July 25th, 2018
Gemba Walk: Norman Public Library Branch
(Oklahoma CoP)

July 27th, 2018
A Lean Coffee
(Colorado CoP)

August 2nd, 2018
A Lean Coffee
(Chicago CoP)

August 3rd, 2018
4th Industry Day
(San Diego CoP)

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September 11th, 2018
Last Planners' Workshop
(Minneapolis, Minn.)

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October 15th, 2018 to
October 19th, 2018

20th LCI Congress
(Orlando, FL)

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May 29th, 2019 to
May 30th, 2019

2019 Design Forum
(Chicago, IL)

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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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20th LCI Congress Sponsors

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Discover cutting-edge Lean methods with 1,600 of your peers at LCI Congress

Get inspired and foster collaboration this fall when you attend the Lean design and construction event of the year, October 15–19 in Orlando, Florida. The 20th Annual LCI Congress program is specifically designed for your leadership role in the industry. Learn from Lean success stories with owners, trade partners, members of the design community, general contractors and other Lean professionals. Take advantage of the opening registration savings by registering by Friday, July 20.

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Capitalize on the LCI Congress
momentum as a sponsor!

Last year's record-breaking attendance of nearly 1,600 Lean professionals was the sixth year of consecutive growth for LCI Congress, and this year we are expecting an even larger crowd! Capitalize on the LCI Congress momentum by signing up for any available sponsorships that work for your organization's budget.

All sponsor organizations will see their logos in emails, the LCI Congress program and the conference app while a few featured sponsorships also have unique benefits like the few listed below:

  • Cocktail Charging Tables Sponsor ($20,000 or tables can be purchased individually for $7,500/each) who will have custom branding on 8 panels of the table.
  • Program Sponsor ($10,500) who will have a 1-page ad in the conference program
  • Silver Sponsor ($6,000, unlimited available) who will receive two complimentary registrations for the core program, Wednesday-Thursday.

If your organization can benefit from sponsoring or exhibiting at the 20th Annual LCI Congress, contact Ilene Goldberg,

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Exhibitor Packet

Another chance to attend a
LCI Last Planners Workshop!

The second LCI Last Planners Workshop of 2018 will take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Sep. 11, and registration is open to any LCI corporate member with considerable workface experience implementing Last Planner System® and other Lean processes.

The previous Last Planners Workshop in March combined the experience of 35 construction practitioners resulting in more than 170 years of Lean experience in the room. The upcoming planning team for the workshop is calling on the Lean community of Minneapolis and the surrounding areas to send a record-breaking 40 practitioners to make it our largest Last Planners Workshop yet, so spread the word!

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Increase e-Learning retention
with interactive modules

Research shows e-Learning knowledge retention is increased anywhere from 25-60 percent (Brandon-Hall) compared to classroom learning. You can maximize retention with the Introduction to Last Planner System® e-Learning course that will include interactive exercises and knowledge checks that require a minimum of 80 percent correct to advance to the next module.

If you're an LCI corporate member looking to educate as many of your employees as possible about Lean processes in a short amount of time, reach out to Ilene Goldberg,, for information about e-Learning volume discounts of up to 65 percent off the already reduced corporate member price.

2018 LCI Owner Forum Recap

Thank you to all the owners in attendance and for all of you who encouraged your owner contacts to attend! For the second time, owners passionate about Lean transformations gathered at the 2018 LCI Owner Forum, June 27 in Miami, Florida, where they heard Lean lessons learned from fellow owners along their Lean journey.

Among the topics discussed were procurement, program validation and more. Key takeaways were shared and the owner-exclusive forum concluded with a visit to a Big Room in operation at the host organization, Jackson Health System.

See photos from the day!

Community of Practice (CoP) Corner -
What can LCI CoPs do for you?

Do you really know what value a LCI Community of Practice offers to design and construction practitioners? Save a spot on your LCI Congress agenda for the LCI CoP Lean Lab presentation Wednesday morning to learn something new about the benefits of participating in LCI CoP events and workshops.

Three different CoPs from across the country will share their experiences hosting various learning events and workshops and how they saw attendees work together to learn something new that will improve the way they work with teams.

For questions on how you can benefit from your closest LCI CoP, contact Denise Erminger,

Connect with your closest LCI CoP

Join the online conversation
around your LCI CoP!

LCI CoPs aren't just a meeting ground for like-minded people learning about Lean – LCI CoPs are an invaluable tool to transforming the built environment through Lean implementation. Since the recent social media training with the CoPs and LCI national, LCI CoPs are building a buzz online with standardized graphics for events.

Read this blog post for steps to connecting with your closest CoP on social media and to see the hashtags commonly used by LCI CoPs so you can join the conversation too!

New to the LCI website: LCI in the News

The LCI in the News page was created as a home for case studies, guides and articles that mention LCI and our corporate members. There are two links on the page with more coming soon!

  • Integrated Project Delivery, An Action Guide for Leaders by Charles Pankow Foundation that is the first of its kind as an instructional guide for project team implementation of IPD.
  • Movers + Shapers: Lean and Mean by Building Design + Construction magazine features LCI corporate members who are leading Lean transformations in each of their organizations and markets.

The CII Annual Conference offers
knowledge to improve operations

The Construction Industry Institute (CII) Annual Conference in Indianapolis, July 23-25, will improve your operations. In addition to the invaluable opportunity to network with your peers in the capital projects industry, here are a few of the research presentations you'll see at the CII Annual Conference this year:

  • Construction Readiness Assessment for Productivity Improvement
  • Corporate Practices for Productivity Improvement Programs
  • Improved Integration of the Supply Chain in Materials Planning and Work Packaging
  • Improving the U.S. Workforce Development System
  • Integrated Project Delivery for Industrial Projects: Collaborate. Integrate. Succeed.

This is a CII members-only event, but prospective members are welcome! If you'd like to invite someone, please send a note to Jenny Bien,


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