LCI Update

August 25, 2016

Sustaining Sponsors


Words of Wisdom

From "Lean Design: Facilitating User-Driven Decisions within Project Goals, Safety Parameters," in Lean Operations, Lean Design, Lean Construction, compiled by the Akron Children's Tower Team, 2014, p. 77. The design process is perhaps the most disruptive component of the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) model. Architects, interior designers, and engineers are process facilitators – rather than process owners – and they use multiple sub-processes and tools during a series of week-long workshops to help users make detailed decisions, literally from ceilings to flooring…In IPD, end-users make the design decisions for the client team based on their needs, which for Akron Children's included patients, patient families, and hospital professionals – clinical and support services.


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Upcoming Events

August 25th
LCI National Webinar – Fireside Chat with Executive Director, Dan Heinemeier

August 25th
2016 Congress Exhibit Hall Webinar Series - Creating Effective Contractor Communication Through a LEAN Board

August 26th
Integrated Practices in Design and Lessons Learned on the UHS Henderson Hospital
(Colorado CoP)

August 26th
Introduction to Lean
(Dallas-Fort Worth CoP)

August 26th
A Lean Coffee - Baltimore
(National Capital Region CoP)

August 29th
2016 Congress Exhibit Hall Webinar Series - How LEAN Organizations Improve Efficiency Through Workflow Automation

August 29th
2016 Congress Exhibit Hall Webinar Series - Learn how a Superintendent is using technology to facilitate the Last Planner System®

August 30th
2016 Congress Exhibit Hall Webinar Series - Decentralizing Decision Making: Trading Visibility for Autonomy

August 30th
2016 Congress Exhibit Hall Webinar Series - Effective Management of the Last Planner System® using vPlanner

September 1st
2016 Congress Exhibit Hall Webinar Series - Integrating BIM and LEAN for Project Delivery – Construction of a Major Hospital in Jordan

September 1st
2016 Congress Exhibit Hall Webinar Series - Low Cost- High Productivity- Safe Construction Every Project

September 7th
2016 Congress Exhibit Hall Webinar Series - Driving Efficiencies at The Weitz Company with Bluebeam Revu

September 7th
2016 Congress Exhibit Hall Webinar Series - Lean Processes at Herrero

September 12th thru 14th
Lean In the Public Sector (LIPS) Construction Conference 2016

September 13th
A Lean Coffee
(Central Indiana CoP)

September 13th
2016 Congress Exhibit Hall Webinar Series - Industrial Project Success: Utilizing BMWC's Latest Virtual Design Technologies in Lean Construction

September 14th
The Informed Decision – Choosing By Advantages – An Overview and Workshop
(Northern California CoP)

September 15th
Lean Project Delivery: Improve Your Status Quo
(New York State (LeanNY) CoP)

October 3rd thru 7th
18th Annual LCI Congress
(Chicago, IL)

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18th LCI Congress Sponsors

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Congress Early-Bird Discount Expires August 31st

Register for Congress by August 31st before the Congress rates increase! Register today and receive your confirmation to be able to book a hotel room. Our hotel room block is filling fast!

Did you know that design and construction companies that have successfully applied Lean methods have reduced construction time by up to 30% and reduced costs by up to 15%? Cost and time savings are just some of the many benefits Lean Construction offers to the owner community. Learn more about the innovative ideas and huge project productivity gains Lean has to offer at the Lean Construction Institute's Annual Congress in Chicago on Oct. 3-7.

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Congress' goal is to bring the Lean Design and Construction community further together to share Lean leadership training, networking opportunities and ways to implement Lean in all aspects of a company.

Here is a preview of this year's colorful agenda:

  • October 3-4 will offer 20+ training courses in the following tracks: Focus on People, Lean Executive Courses, Lean Improvement Tools, Lean Fundamentals, Lean in Design and Path to Certification.
  • October 5-6 will include 5 breakout sessions that allow attendees to choose which introductory or advanced presentations will benefit them the most. The breakout session tracks are: Building People, Leading Change in Design and Construction, Lessons Learned, Safety and Scaling Lean in the Enterprise.
  • October 7 is Gemba Day, and attendees can choose to visit one of several sites featuring Lean implementation and Lean's progress in today's building environment.

LCI Congress Owner's Scholarship Applications are due by August 31st

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 before the August 31 deadline!

Scholarship Application

Panelists announced for Owner's Panel at Congress!

We are pleased to announce the speakers for the Owner's panel at the LCI Congress:

Al Manshum – Advocate Health – The Preferred Partner Program Master IFOA Agreement
Jim Sexton - Procter & Gamble – Innovation in Prefabrication and Modularization
Ed Fitzgerald - Genentech – Challenges in implementing lean company wide
Moderator – Victor Sanvido, Southland Industries, LCI Board Member

This session will start with three leading owners in the USA who are catalyzing transformation of the Construction Industry. The panel will present:

  • An example of innovative Lean program-wide project delivery
  • An example of what is possible to deliver modular solutions for an owner across the world
  • Challenges in implementing Lean company-wide in a large company

Last chance to secure your exhibit space and sponsorship opportunities!!

The last day to grab your exhibit space and sponsorship is September 2nd. There is still prime exhibit space left and sponsorship opportunities of many different levels that fit your budget. At our last year's Congress, we had approximately 1,000 professionals who were owners, designers, contractors and trades contractors attend. Congress has enjoyed a 40% growth rate in attendance over the past three years...and 28% of the companies in the $712b construction market have implemented at least one Lean practice. Based on these numbers, we would like for you to think about sponsoring and exhibiting with us. Think of the benefits that would be provided for your company if all of these people would be able to see your name and be aware of your service. We expect about 1,300 – 1,400 attendees this year with a 20% increase of owners and designers!

Please be sure to contact Ilene Goldberg, with any questions that you may have about sponsorship or exhibiting opportunities.

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Highlighted Sponsorship of the week:
Safety Sponsorship $25,000

Safety has always been an important subject to the Lean industry and now there is a track at Congress, dedicated specifically to safety topics, that is available for sponsorship!

  • Name/Logo recognition on all LCI printed literature, including program, website, newsletters and Congress e-blasts
  • Pre and Post Congress attendee lists
  • Conduct safety moments in all three plenary sessions – 90 seconds – during Congress days Wednesday and Thursday
  • Introduce 3 Safety Track sessions (Wednesday and Thursday)
  • Signage around venue on Wednesday and Thursday announcing that you are Safety Sponsor
  • Two Complimentary passes to the Corporate Member's only reception
  • Listing in Congress app with logo and 75-word company description
  • 3 complimentary registrations for Congress week (Monday – Friday)
  • Exhibit booth with one exhibit booth registration

Contact Ilene Goldberg, now to take advantage of this opportunity!

Exhibitor Webinar Series:

Thank you to those exhibitors that have presented their webinars so far. We are looking forward to seeing you at Congress. However, there are more to come. Check out our Calendar of Events to check on the next exhibitor webinar.

To view the past and future exhibitor webinars, please go to the exhibitor section of and click on the logo of the exhibitor whose webinar you would like to watch. The asterisks recognize any exhibitor who has already presented a webinar.

Again, thank you to all who are presenting webinars for LCI and we look forward to seeing you in the Exhibit Hall at Congress.

Deadline to register for the LIPS 2016 conference is fast approaching!

Now there are three weeks to the International Conference on Lean in the public sector, LIPS 2016. Come to Elsinore and the clock is ticking ... it is a unique opportunity for you to both get new life in your Lean work but also to give your clients and colleagues insight into what Lean can contribute and how it is approached (and how not to be approached!). There is something for both building and construction, and how Lean example interact with BIM, VDC, Integrated Project Delivery and Health, Safety and Environment. You will meet: Builders from, among others Property Agency, North Jutland, Copenhagen Airports, Norwegian Statsbygg and Finnish Northern Ostrobothnia Hospital District; and practitioners from NCC, Skanska, Cowi, learn about BIM from the English BIM Task Group and IPD from American Hanson Bridgett LLP and Australian AECOM. So hurry to join us, and take the opportunity to get new inspiration and life in your Lean journey - and get your customers to see the value of your efforts.

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AGC's BuildCon 2016

Take advantage of the early bird rate! Save $100 and register by September 6, 2016 for this premier building contractor's event! BuildCon 2016 brings together high-level leaders in the building construction industry to share, learn and discuss the issues that are essential to them and their business.

NEW this year, BuildCon attendees will have access to the Fall BIMForum sessions - allowing attendees to interface with Designers, Specialty Contractors, Engineers and Owners to discuss the issues that matter most. The co-location of this event is allows for additional pre-conference educational opportunities. October 16 & 17, AGC will be present both BIM and Lean Construction education programs. To see the complete of the courses being offered, click here.

This year's theme is "Design Assist and Associated Risk". Building Session Highlights Include:

  • The Hidden Risks of Design-Assist
  • Transforming BIM & Lean into Risk Management
  • BIM for Business Development
  • Which Standard Form Design-Build Contract is Right for You and Your Project?
  • And Much More

Register Now!

and remember to bring your BIM professionals; this is one event you won't want to miss!

McKinsey Global Institute Survey – Understanding Construction Productivity

McKinsey Global Institute in partnership with our Capital Projects & Infrastructure practice is launching a major effort to investigate labor productivity challenges in the construction sector, and we are reaching out to leading companies and select industry experts in order to incorporate the most valuable perspectives and knowledge into our work. Specifically, we'll be identifying companies which have been able to achieve excellence in productivity, and determining organizational, process, and technological innovations that have enabled that excellence. We will be developing recommendations for policy makers, asset owners, contractors and suppliers on how to boost productivity and remain competitive going forward.

This survey is an essential tool in helping us learn more about what the industry feels has been holding productivity back, how different sectors are approaching innovation, and where there have been strides forward. In addition to sharing the report that will be published, we are happy to play back individual survey results that can help to map practices across the industry average. This can help to pin point strengths and opportunity areas.

15 Minute Survey

Community of Practice (CoP) Corner

LCI would like to thank all of the CoP core team members who volunteered their time to be on the Practice Committee. The newly revamped Practice Committee met for the first time on August 24th. The committee agreed that its goal was to work for the betterment of the CoPs by way of standardization and transparency. Their starting goal is to create a document to help with onboarding a new CoP core team member or someone in a leadership position. The committee hopes to have the first draft of this document completed by the LCI Annual Congress. They also agreed to meet in person at the Congress to go over their ideas and comments. This promises to be a very productive year for the Practice Committee, under the leadership of Alex Gregory from the Dallas Fort Worth CoP.


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Dan C. Heinemeier, CAE
Executive Director

Ph: (423) 760-3667 · @:

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