LCI Update

November 15, 2018

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Words of Wisdom

"First, a project leader (ideally, the owner's senior representative) needs to break down the industry hierarchy and eliminate company silos. In other words, he or she must build a new type of organization, one that optimizes the whole."
Don't Conform, Transform!
Chapter 2, page 16

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Upcoming Events

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

November 16th, 2018
A Lean Coffee
(Ohio Valley CoP)

November 16th, 2018
Villego Last
Planner Simulation

(Oklahoma CoP)

November 27th, 2018
A Lean Coffee
(Central Indiana CoP)

November 28th, 2018
A Lean Coffee
(San Antonio CoP)

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

November 28th, 2018
Highlights of
2018 LCI Congress

(Central Florida - Orlando CoP)

November 28th to
November 29th, 2018

Choosing By Advantages: Sound Decisionmaking
(Oklahoma CoP)

November 29th, 2018
A Lean Coffee
(Chicago CoP)

November 29th, 2018
Highlights of
2018 LCI Congress

(Central Florida -
Tampa 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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December 3rd to
December 5th, 2018

Lean in Public Sector 2018 Conference
(University of California – Clark Kerr Campus, Berkeley)

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May 29th, 2019 to
May 30th, 2019

2019 Design Forum
(Chicago, IL)

Save the DATE!
October 14th, 2019 to
October 18th, 2019

21st LCI Congress
(Fort Worth, TX)

Save the DATE!
October 19th, 2020 to
October 23th, 2020

22nd LCI Congress
(Detroit, MI)

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Spread Lean culture efficiently to combat our industry's stagnant productivity level

Lean project delivery is the solution to our industry's problem of delivering 70% of projects late or over budget, and LCI eLearning is the answer to efficiently spreading Lean culture company-wide. Read how the new Introduction to Lean Project Delivery eLearning course will develop a Lean mindset that will improve future project outcomes in this blog post.

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LCI Community of Practice (CoP) Corner

Do you have an engaging presentation to share?

Lead an engaging presentation or workshop locally at your LCI CoP to share what is working and what did not work on your past and present projects! Reach out to your LCI Community of Practice (CoP) with your input for which Lean topics should be included in next year's event line-up as CoP core groups work on their 2019 Strategic Plan A3s. If you aren't sure who to contact, email Denise Erminger,

Connect with your closest LCI CoP

LCI corporate members
are defying industry norms

The Van Ness Campus (VNC) Hospital is Sutter Health's "most ambitious – and unorthodox – Lean IPD job." Read the ENR article to learn how this project team thrived by challenging each bad norm and by deploying Lean tools like Target Value Design, Last Planner System® and others.

LCI corporate members Sutter Health, The Boldt Company, SmithGroup, Southland Industries and Rosendin Electric worked together to deliver the VNC project as one team. If you'd like more information on how LCI can help along your Lean journey, contact Ilene Goldberg,

Check out new papers added to the
Lean Construction Journal 2018 Issue

Three new technical papers and one book review have been added to the Lean Construction Journal 2018 Issue! Stay up-to-date with industry trends as you read about the nine tenets on the nature of value, Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) challenges and more in the 2018 Issue.

Mark your calendar for these must-attend
LCI events in 2019!

Save the date for the 21st Annual LCI Congress, Oct. 14-19 in Fort Worth, Texas, to network with top Lean thinkers and to build on your Lean skills. Watch the video and see the photos from the 20th Annual LCI Congress to know what to expect.

Make your plans for the 2019 Lean in Design Forum, May 29-30 in Chicago, Illinois, to participate in interactive round table discussions on topics that matter to designers as they advance their Lean journey. View photos from last year's event for a taste of the 2019 agenda.

Learning opportunities
from our partners in Lean

Become inspired by the thought-provoking speakers and workshop leaders at the Lean in Public Sector (LIPS) 2018 Conference in Berkeley, California, Dec. 3-6, 2018. Topics include applying Lean in transportation, higher education and more. Register and view the agenda!

Look forward to the P2SL-LCI-AIA Lean Design Forum in Berkeley, California, Jan. 24-25, 2019 where you will hear lessons learned shared by speakers and participate in good discussion. Learn more!

Plan ahead for the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC) annual conference in Dublin, Ireland, July 1-7, 2019 to attend a Workshop Day to learn about takt planning, Lean in design and more. Other parts of the week include Industry Day, Research Conference and Summer School. Review academic submission criteria if you plan to submit a paper. Learn more and register for IGLC 2019!


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