LCI Update

November 1, 2018

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Words of Wisdom

"The journey from conventional approaches to Lean brings transformation to the people and the processes. Naturally, that journey also demands a new kind of leadership, an Integrated Project Manager (IPM)."
Don't Conform, Transform!
Chapter 1, page 7

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Upcoming Events

November 1st, 2018
Lean In Action – Transforming Design & Construction
(Southern New
England CoP)

November 2nd, 2018
A Lean Coffee
(Michigan CoP)

November 2nd, 2018
Introduction to Lean Project Delivery
(San Antonio CoP)

November 5th, 2018
Lean Suds –
2018 Congress Recap
and 2019 Strategic
Planning Session

(Dallas / Fort
Worth CoP)

November 7th, 2018
Choosing by Advantages
(New York State CoP)

November 7th, 2018
Under Budget and Ahead of Schedule: Notes from the IPD Field
(Los Angeles and Orange County CoP)

November 8th, 2018
A Lean Coffee
(Upper Midwest CoP)

November 8th, 2018
Choosing by Advantages
(D.C. Metro CoP)

November 9th, 2018
A Lean Coffee
(Georgia CoP)

November 14th, 2018
An Owner and GC's Lean Journey
California CoP)

November 15th, 2018
Eliminate Failure Demand, The Hidden Drag on Design & Construction Firms' Performance
(New England CoP)

November 15th, 2018
2nd Annual Bob Krier Award Night
(Chicago CoP)

November 28th, 2018
Beyond BIM – Technology Enabled Lean Construction Processes
(Cascadia-Seattle CoP)

November 28th to
November 29th, 2018

Choosing By Advantages: Sound Decisionmaking
(Oklahoma CoP)

November 30th, 2018
Lean / IPD in Action – MSU Business
School Pavilion

(Michigan CoP)

November 30th, 2018
A Lean Coffee
(Colorado CoP)

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2019 Design Forum
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21st LCI Congress
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22nd LCI Congress
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Introduce Lean Project Delivery to your organization with LCI's new eLearning!

The second eLearning course, Introduction to Lean Project Delivery, was released during the 20th Annual LCI Congress in October and is your organization's solution to introducing Lean principles to hundreds of design and construction practitioners. Preview its first module here and learn more about LCI corporate member volume discounts available in addition to already reduced member rates and standard pricing by emailing Preview the first LCI eLearning course, Introduction to the Last Planner System®, here.

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LCI Congress recap and look-ahead

With almost 1,500 in attendance and an extensive program including 34 education courses, three keynotes, more than 250 speakers and six Gemba Walks, LCI and the 2018 LCI Congress planning team are pleased our attendees found such value in the annual event's content:

  • "1,500 people there with one thing in common...they all have an interest in Lean in one way or another."
  • "The networking opportunities and the chance to see how the Lean mindset is taking hold in other areas of the country."
  • "The diversity of the attendees and great content/presentations. Pushing us to think differently...not the same."
  • "The sharing of success stories of Lean implementation with feedback from the GC, subs, AND owners."

Next year's LCI Congress will be our 21st annual event, and the Lean community will take over Fort Worth, Texas from Oct. 14-18, 2019. Sign up to be notified when the 2019 LCI Congress call for abstracts opens!

The 2019 LCI Congress Fort Worth planning team is eager to take action on the feedback entered by attendees along with the tips shared by the 2018 planning team during the annual LCI Congress Lessons Learned meeting.

LCI is hugely grateful for the support around LCI Congress. Each year, we rely on the planning team volunteers, the Congress Champions and the LCI Community of Practice (CoP) closest to the host city to rally companies regionally to attend, sponsor, sign up for an exhibit booth, or present on a current Lean challenge.

Special thanks to the 2018 LCI Congress core planning team for all their efforts in putting together this year's in-depth program!

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Relive #LCICongress18 through photos
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Recap Video

Sending thanks to 20th Annual LCI Congress exhibitors and sponsors

LCI Congress would not be possible without our sponsors and exhibitors, so LCI and the Congress Planning Team would like to thank each sponsor and exhibitor for supporting the 2018 LCI Congress! Our Congress sponsors make all of our Congress offerings possible for you to use as resources for furthering your Lean Journey so please take the time to browse our listed LCI Congress sponsors and exhibitors!

In case you were not able to attend the 2018 LCI Congress Exhibit Hall, each one of our exhibitors has a video or live recording about their company and product on the LCI Congress site. You will notice a red asterisk to the left of an exhibitor logo – click on their logo to view their recording.

Once again, LCI and the Congress Planning Team would like to thank our 2018 Congress sponsors and exhibitors for working so hard to make this year's event a success.

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Exhibit Hall Reception Photos

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LCI Community of Practice (CoP) Corner - Celebrating success!

In 2018, the CoPs focused strongly on planning local event opportunities. Because of LCI's Immersive Education Program courses, CoPs have a wider variety of workshop topics and knowledge levels to offer in order to meet the needs of each CoP's local market. Together, CoPs have delivered more than 35 LCI in-person workshops. More than 5,450 Lean thinkers have accepted invitations to more than 170 CoP events including Lean Coffees, project presentations, Gemba tours and other general events. As of Sep. 30, the CoP organization has enjoyed a growth in local CoP event participation of just over 25% compared to 2017.

Find your preferred CoP at the LCI Communities of Practice page to learn more about upcoming events and leverage your local Lean resources. For more information about LCI CoPs, contact Denise Erminger,

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How Lean Leaders are changing the construction industry

Erin Miller, design engineer for Southland Industry's Mid-Atlantic Division, is leading by example in the Lean design and construction community by applying Lean processes to her current Penn Medicine's Pavilion Project. Erin also uses her Lean experience to engage the next generation of industry thought leaders with LCI's Lean Leader group and seeks to provide effective resources while participating in LCI's Education Advisory Group.

Read more about this Lean Leader's story in her Lean Construction Blog post.

Don't Conform, Transform!

If you're a leader looking to improve the process and outcomes of commercial construction projects, check out the brand new "Don't Conform, Transform!" book listed on the LCI Publications page. Read this book to discover eleven Lean practices developed and used by experienced practitioners to transform project delivery.


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