LCI Update

August 10, 2017

Sustaining Sponsors


Words of Wisdom

Schedule improvements look just as promising with a few of our pilot projects seeing reductions of up to 30%. While cost and schedule improvements were expected, the benefits have gone well beyond that. Quality, safety, culture, and capability all improve with Lean IPD. Culture is the big winner when you ask project teams. Lean IPD creates an environment for collaboration and innovation. People enjoy working this way. At its core, Lean IPD enables us to get the right people together at the right time to work on our most challenging problems. Who wouldn’t love that?
Hooked on Lean IPD at P&G by Mike Staun, P&G


LCI Welcomes Our New Member!

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Upcoming Events

August 11th, 2017
A Lean Coffee
(National Capital Region CoP)

August 11th, 2017
WEBINAR: A Lean Coach's Analysis of Last Planner® Successes & Failures

August 16th, 2017
Coworkers and Cocktails LCI Happy Hour
(Kansas City Region CoP)

August 17th, 2017
Lean Happy Hour
(Austin CoP)

August 18th, 2017
A Lean Coffee
(Ohio Valley CoP)

August 18th, 2017
The Business Case for Lean
(New Orleans CoP)

August 22nd, 2017
A Lean Coffee
(Oklahoma CoP)

August 23rd, 2017
A Lean Coffee
(Los Angeles / Orange County CoP)

August 23rd, 2017
1 + 1 = 3? Forging a Key Partnership between Unions and Lean
(New England CoP)

August 24th, 2017
Study Action Team (SAT): How to effectively help others understand Lean Construction correlates to better project outcomes
(Colorado CoP)

August 24th, 2017
A Lean Coffee
(New England CoP)

August 24th, 2017
Agile/Scrum Work Planning: How to Empower Design Teams to Get More Done in Less Time
(San Diego CoP)

August 25th, 2017
A Lean Coffee
(Alabama CoP)

September 1st, 2017
WEBINAR - Using the Last Planner System® in Design

September 7th, 2017
A Lean Coffee
(Chicago CoP)

September 7th, 2017
The Business Case for Lean
(Alabama CoP)

September 7th, 2017
The Business Case for Lean
(Oklahoma CoP)

October 16th, 2017 to
October 20th, 2017

19th LCI Congress
(Anaheim, CA)

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How do Architects/Engineers benefit at
2017 LCI Congress?
Register by Sep. 8!

Architects, engineers and designers will find presentations on the designer’s new role on the project that delivers value to the owner by reducing waste and rework at the 2017 LCI Congress Oct. 16-20 in Anaheim, Calif. Register by Fri., Sep. 8 to save on your registration!

The design-focused track, Leveraging Lean in Planning & Design, will guide designers to presentations during the core program, Oct. 18-19. Check out the 19th Annual LCI Congress agenda online to find all Leveraging Lean in Planning & Design presentations when you search by track.

Below are just a few Oct. 16-17 LCI Congress training courses that will directly benefit designers.

  • Target Value Delivery (1-day training)
  • Lean in the Design Practice (half-day training)
  • Last Planner System® in Design (half-day training)
  • Lean in Design-Build (half-day training)

Register today to save!

Architects, Designers, Engineers - Take this survey by Aug. 16 for 20% off
2017 LCI Congress core program

The goal of this research survey is to determine the specific project practices, policies and tactics that most frequently correlate to better project outcomes and greater professional project delivery satisfaction. Upon completion, architect/engineering survey respondents can receive 20% off a 2017 LCI Congress core program, Oct. 18-19, registration and will receive a copy of the overall study findings. This survey closes Wednesday, Aug. 16, so don’t miss your chance to be a part of our 2017 LCI-funded research! Note: your participation will be completely confidential.

Take the survey!

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 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!

Alternatively, owners can enter discount code: OWNR20 at checkout to receive 20% off the core program registration (Oct. 18-19)!

Register and save today!

Owner-exclusive training at
2017 LCI Congress

Projects start with a bang of good intentions and often get stuck. Instructor Rex Miller, Mindshift, calls this the “Romance to Reality” trap. Getting Over the Hump: Getting Beyond Good Intentions to High Performance is the only owner-exclusive training at 2017 LCI Congress and will leave owners with ways to avoid common traps that suck time and money out of a project.

Add Getting Over the Hump, scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 1-5:00 p.m., to your 2017 LCI Congress registration when you register by the early-bird deadline, Sep. 8!

Register here!

If you’ve already registered for Congress, but want to add this owner-exclusive event, contact Carolyn Martin,

2017 LCI 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 a 30 percent increase in attendance over our 2016 numbers.

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 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

Planning your Journey to LCI Congress
2017 LCI Congress blog

Catch up on the first two blog posts in the 2017 LCI Congress blog, Planning your Journey to LCI Congress, for featured highlights of the Oct. 16-17 training days and owner-focused sessions.

The Training Days blog summarizes what trainings Congress attendees can choose from, including all LCI-branded courses, all seven AGC CM-Lean courses, LEI courses and more! LCI corporate member-only and owner-exclusive trainings are also available.

In the Owners, Discover the Lean Advantage! blog post, you can read more about owner-focused sessions like the Owner’s Perspective Panel and the owner keynote with Procter & Gamble, Elizabeth Fikes, as well as ways to save money on the LCI Congress core program, Oct. 18-19!

Stay tuned for this week’s blog post!

Go to the Congress blog!

Upcoming Last Planner System® webinars

A Lean Coach’s Analysis of Last Planner®
Successes & Failures
Friday, Aug. 11

Dan Fauchier, The ReAlignment Group of California, is your Lean coach who will discuss the triumphs and pitfalls of more than twelve project teams that implemented Last Planner System® (LPS®) on a variety of project types from prisons to hospitals. In this webinar, Dan will share case studies, photos, facilitation tips and field any of your questions.

Get the pre-session reading and register here!

Using the Last Planner System® in Design
Friday, Sep. 1

In this shortened version of the Last Planner System® in Design workshop, Christian Pikel, The ReAlignment Group, will introduce the concepts of collaborative design planning and how LPS principles are adapted for the design phase versus the construction phase. This webinar will leave registrants knowing why it’s important to break down traditional large design document set deliverables into a map of information.

Register here!

To find more LCI events and to stay up to date with the latest webinars, check our calendar regularly!

LCI calendar

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 listed 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:

  • Aug. 18 - New Orleans, LA
  • Sep. 7 – Birmingham, AL
  • Sep. 7 – Oklahoma City, OK

LCI-Sponsored Research Page

Community of Practice (CoP) Corner

How about a new twist on a Lean Coffee? During the summer months, the Southern New England CoP changed it up by turning the “Lean Coffee” into a “Lean Brew!” Instead of holding an early morning event, they have moved it to an after-work event at a local brewing company. What a great concept! The CoP gets the opportunity to draw a new audience and participants can support a local business while sampling a new beverage!

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

Get involved in your CoP today!

DPR Construction does #valuedelivery with Lean Tools and Technologies

A DPR Construction superintendent reviews a design onsite with a mixed reality headset, Hololens, to decrease field changes in a congested area at Genentech and to optimize construction planning in this photo submitted for the #valuedelivery photo campaign.

See DPR's photo

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!

Bookings open for the LCI-UK Training Day and Summit Oct. 25-26

The LCI-UK Lean Construction Training Day on Oct. 25 has morning and afternoon workshops for beginners, Lean practitioners and everyone in between. Lean and the Long Term - the benefits of commitment and continuity is the theme of the Oct. 26th Summit’s small group sessions and keynote speakers. Among the keynote speakers will be Digby Christian, LCI Board Member and Sutter Health’s Director of Integrated Lean Project Delivery.

Book your spot!

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

Save 20% when you buy Toyota by Toyota

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!

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!

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