LCI Update

July 27, 2017

Sustaining Sponsors


Words of Wisdom

"Companies should always seek the new standard by elevating the baseline through innovation. As new innovations arise, the baseline moves in concert to become the new better practice that is spread through the company as the updated standard."
Transforming Design and Construction
Chapter 39: Work Structuring, pg. 218
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LCI Welcomes Our New Members!

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Upcoming Events

July 28th, 2017
A Lean Coffee
(Carolinas CoP)

July 28th, 2017
WEBINAR - On Time and On Budget at Sutter Health

August 3rd, 2017
A Lean Coffee
(Chicago CoP)

August 8th, 2017
A Lean Coffee
(Central Indiana CoP)

August 9th, 2017
Transforming Culture: Learning Essential Conversations and How to Navigate Moods
(Northern California CoP)

August 9th, 2017
Maximizing Value By Design
(Northern California CoP)

August 10th, 2017
A Lean Coffee
(Upper Midwest 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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Emerald Sponsor

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Conference App

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Gold Sponsors

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Bronze Sponsors

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Congress Publication Sponsors

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How do Owners benefit at 2017 LCI Congress?

Owners drive the demand for collaborative delivery methods such as Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and design-build. At 2017 LCI Congress, owners will attend owner-specific sessions and engage in conversations with Lean practitioners who have achieved improved designs and building performance through Lean principles and tools.

Lean Project Delivery allows project teams to obtain better predictability and fewer change orders. You can learn from sessions as well as other owners how to build better with Lean at the 19th annual LCI Congress Oct. 16-20 in Anaheim, Calif.

  • Owner's Perspective Panel - On Thursday morning, hear struggles and successes from owners experienced with IPD.
  • Owners' Lean Coffee - Network and engage with owners who are just starting or are well into their Lean journey.
  • Getting Over the Hump - Learn how to achieve a high-performing team and avoid the common "traps" of a team's good intentions in this owner-only training course.
  • Owner Keynote, Elizabeth Fikes - Listen as Procter & Gamble's Director of Product Supply Engineering in Cincinnati tells her story based on 23 years of experience project delivery and research.

Owners, save on your 2017 LCI Congress registration!
Scholarship opportunities are available for individuals directly employed by an owner organization (vs. owner's representative) to attend the core program, Oct. 18-19 for free! Please make this benefit known to the network of owner organizations with which you work.

Apply today!

To save even more, owners can enter discount code: OWNR20 at checkout to receive 20% off registration!

Register and save today!

LCI 2017 Congress Sponsorship/Exhibitor Opportunities

Be a part of the fastest growing Lean Construction event in the United States – showcase your brand through sponsorship/exhibitor opportunities at the LCI 2017 Annual Congress! Last year's record breaking attendance of 1,325 Lean professionals was the fifth year of consecutive growth, and this year we expect continued growth.

Key Card Sponsor $20,000– 2 Sponsorships available

First come first served for host hotel

  1. Create your own design for the hotel room key cards. Four color bleed on both sides of cards
  2. 1 Complimentary registration for Congress week (Mon. – Fri.)
  3. Pre- and- Post Congress attendee lists
  4. Listing in Congress app with logo and 75-word description
  5. 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 Construction event for the Built Environment this year? Consider having a booth in the Exhibit Hall for the 2017 Annual LCI Congress! Congress exhibit booths are going fast - be sure to reserve your spot today!

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

Sponsorship/Exhibitor Information

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 event:

  • Aug. 18 - New Orleans, LA

LCI-Sponsored Research Page

Webinar to feature Sutter Health Project

Want to learn more about Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)? Maybe you want to learn how owners set up their project to be on time, on budget and within scope even on complicated capital projects. On July 28, James Pease, Sutter Health, will present on his experiences with IPD when working on a $160M medical facility. If you want to learn more about his process and path to decision making, sign up today!

Register for Webinar!

Community of Practice (CoP) Corner – Innovative ways to market your event

Are you looking for an innovative idea to advertise your CoP events? Try this!

The Alabama CoP held a Lean Coffee on July 21, which was hosted by LCI corporate member, SSOE Group. Ahead of the event, in addition to tweeting @LeanConstruct on Twitter, SSOE Group created a Facebook event and made LCI the co-host. In doing so, LCI was able to add the event to the LCI Facebook page as well! What an awesome way to quickly bring about awareness of an upcoming event!

Does your CoP have an innovative idea to share? Send them to Denise Erminger, Manager, CoP Relations, at

Get involved in your CoP today!

Purchase Toyota by Toyota and save 20%!

Enter the promo code 815DP at checkout and you’ll receive 20% off your order of Toyota by Toyota: Reflections from the Inside Leaders on the Techniques that Revolutionized the Industry. Former Toyota associates share little-known insights about the Toyota Production System (TPS) in this book. Through their experiences, reflections and struggles, you can avoid navigating through the same challenges.

Order Toyota by Toyota today!

Black & Veatch does #valuedelivery with Lean People and Processes

Since making Stand-Up meetings a staple, Black & Veatch has decreased design investigation cycles, increased collaboration and achieved faster implementation of change after lessons learned meetings. The three photos Black & Veatch sent to LCI compare the team’s old way of capturing deltas to the new and improved way, as well as how a basketball helps keep the team’s attention on the speaker.

See #valuedelivery photos

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.

To participate in the next LCI corporate member engagement campaign, sign up to be a corporate member! If you have questions about LCI corporate membership, please contact Ilene Goldberg, Manager, Membership and Corporate Engagement.

Join LCI today!

LCI members get 10% off Total Leadership Library - soft skills training

Technical skills aren’t everything in our industry. People skills help teams execute collaborative projects and the Total Leadership Library (TLL) combines interactive text, audio instruction, videos, hands-on exercises and immediate feedback to take your team to the next level. LCI members save 10%! Contact Brent Darnell at for more information.

You may remember Brent Darnell from his most recent LCI Congress training in Chicago last year when he taught the well-received Introduction to Emotional Intelligence course for 2016 attendees.

Learn more about TLL

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 information

Loqust joins LCI as our newest Corporate Member!

This month, Loqust joined LCI as a new corporate member. Loqust stands for Location Quantity Scheduling Tool, which has been a pioneering tool for just over three decades. LCI is glad to call them a corporate member and would like to help you join as a corporate member as well! Check out their web page and if you are looking to become a member find out how.

Join LCI today!

LCI Co-founder to present at CNLC 2017

Glenn Ballard has applied Lean theory and techniques to transform project management and is sharing his knowledge as a keynote speaker at the CNLC 2017 held in Peru Aug. 24-25.

Learn more today!

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