LCI Update

November 16, 2017

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Words of Wisdom

"Choosing By Advantages (CBA) often leads to alternatives previously not considered as participants gain a deeper understanding of the attributes, factors, criteria and advantages."
Transforming Design and Construction: A Framework for Change
Chapt. 22, page 30

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Upcoming Events

November 16th, 2017
First Annual
Bob Krier Award

(Chicago CoP)

November 17th, 2017
A Lean Coffee
(Ohio Valley CoP)

November 17th, 2017
A Lean Coffee
(New Orleans CoP)

November 21st, 2017
A Lean Coffee & LCI Congress Debrief
(Cascadia-Portland CoP)

November 27th, 2017
Highlights of the 2017 National LCI Congress
(Central Florida - Orlando CoP)

November 28th, 2017
Lessons Learned: Tales from the Front Lines. One GC shares their first experience using Last Planner
(Ohio Valley CoP)

November 29th, 2017
Highlights of 2017 National LCI Congress
(Central Florida - Tampa CoP)

November 30th, 2017
WEBINAR - Introduction to Choosing By Advantages (CBA)

December 1st, 2017
A Lean Coffee - Baltimore
(National Capital Region CoP)

December 5th-7th, 2017
Lean in the Public Sector (LIPS) Conference

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

December 7th, 2017
WEBINAR - Continuous Improvement – Why Care?

December 8th, 2017
A Lean Coffee
(Alabama CoP)

December 8th, 2017
WEBINAR - A Lean Coach's Analysis of Last Planner® Successes & Failures

December 14th, 2017
A Lean Coffee
(Upper Midwest CoP)

December 14th, 2017
WEBINAR - IPD for Small Projects – Is It Possible?: An Owner’s Perspective

December 15th, 2017
A Lean Coffee
(Ohio Valley CoP)

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May 30th, 2018 to
May 31st, 2018

Design Forum

Save the DATE!
October 15th, 2018 to
October 19th, 2018

20th LCI Congress
(Orlando, FL)

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

21st LCI Congress
(Fort Worth, TX)

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LCI Webinar – Introduction to
Choosing By Advantages

Have you and your project team struggled to collaboratively make the right decisions that are focused on the project’s value proposition? Register for the Introduction to Choosing By Advantages (CBA) webinar on Thursday, Nov. 30 starting at 2:00 p.m. EDT with Katherine Copeland, Southland Industries.

CBA is a decision-making system designed to guide participants toward basing decisions on objectively discovered and documented facts. Increase transparency around your decisions and ensure your decisions emphasize your project’s value to all stakeholders by using CBA with your project team!

Register for CBA webinar

2018 Lean in Design Forum, May 30-31
in Chicago – Save the Date!

Industry-leading design practitioners bring their knowledge to Lean in Design Forum each year to share Lean techniques that will free up time for creative problem-solving, innovative design and designing out safety hazards. As LCI-funded research shows, 76% of "best" projects engage key stakeholders before or during conceptualization, and Design Forum attendees will explore how Lean can improve both client services and your practice itself.

2018 Lean in Design Forum will offer presentations from Lean in design practitioners, interactive Q&A sessions, networking and Lean-specific training. We hope to see you in Chicago May 30-31!

See 2017 Lean in Design Forum photos

Start the Lean Conversation with Transforming Design and Construction

Get tips on how you and your project team or organization can use the short chapters in Transforming Design and Construction: A Framework for Change to implement a Lean culture of continuous improvement and on-time delivery in this week’s blog post!

Read this week’s blog post!

2017 LCI Congress presentations,
photos and videos

The 2017 LCI Congress presentations and videos are up on the website! 2017 LCI Congress attendees will receive instructions via email on Friday, Nov. 17 to access and download content.

Whether you were at the 19th annual LCI Congress in Anaheim, Calif., and want to relive the excitement or were not able to make it this year, but want to see what LCI Congress is all about, check out the 2017 LCI Congress photos and the highlight videos with the links below.

Tues-Wed recap video        Thurs recap video

Save the date for 2018 LCI Congress, our 20th annual event, Oct. 15-19 in Orlando, Fla.!

CoP leaders bring the CoP message to you

When a Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) member attended a Dallas/Ft. Worth Community of Practice (CoP) event this past summer, he saw real value that could benefit his association. So, the Dallas/Ft. Worth CoP core group visited CSI to introduce them to LCI and Lean design and construction.

"We outlined at a high elevation what Lean is all about, what the mission of LCI is, as well as presented some tidbit for the business case for Lean to help give the presentation some legs for the "skeptics," Joe Donarumo, Linbeck and Dallas/Ft. Worth CoP core group member, said about the CSI event.

The LCI CoP core group presentation was a hit with CSI and CSI invited the core group back in 2018 for another event!

If your organization would benefit from a visit from your local LCI CoP, contact Denise Erminger,

Connect with your local CoP!

PCL Construction does #valuedelivery technology and Last Planner System®

LCI member company PCL Construction did not stop searching for opportunities to improve in the weekly work planning until the very last tasks were completed as shown in this #valuedelivery photo, submitted for an LCI corporate member engagement campaign.

Photo 1

In addition to delivering value with Last Planner System®, PCL turned to innovation and technology like it did to complete the complex CitiTower in Orlando, Fla., with just-in-time deliveries and to help trade partners follow a specific flow using daily Lean planning techniques.

Photo 2    Photo 3

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.

See #valuedelivery photos

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

Join LCI today!

ConsensusDocs discount for LCI members

ConsensusDocs are the only contracts written by leading design and construction industry organizations. With a catalog of 100+ contract documents addressing all methods of project delivery, ConsensusDocs contracts incorporate fair risk allocation and best practices to represent the project’s best interests. Coalition organizations represent hundreds of thousands of design professionals, owners, contractors, subcontractors and sureties (DOCS). LCI members receive a 20% discount on all ConsensusDocs contracts. Please contact 866-925-Docs (3627) or email for details.

'The Hub' from LCI Congress
keynote Patrick Lencioni

As a follow-up to Patrick Lencioni’s keynote on organizational health and teamwork at 2017 LCI Congress, we want to make you aware of a great resource that his firm, The Table Group, recently launched to help reinforce the content and assist you in implementing the principles Pat addressed in Anaheim, Calif.

Essentially, it is a tool geared toward all things organizational health. It’s called ‘The Hub’ and it’s a website, a portal, a blog and an on-line magazine rolled into one. Its purpose is simply to provide fresh, regular and free content for anyone trying to build a healthy organization.

Check it out!

Lean in Public Sector (LIPS) Conference 2017

For the first time, LIPS Conference will be in Santiago, Chile for practitioners to share lessons learned in Lean construction, Lean government, Lean Service and Lean Enterprise transformations. This three-day event Dec. 5-7 will address Lean and BIM (building information modeling), sustainability (economic, environmental and social), and how an organization can get started with implementing Lean.

More info on LIPS 2017

Lean Construction and the Long Term –
LCI-UK Lean Summit 2017

LCI Board Member Digby Christian, Director of Integrated Lean Project Delivery at Sutter Health will be among the keynotes at The LCI-UK Summit 2017 on Dec. 26 sharing genuine experience and advice on how to deal with the challenges that come along with implementing Lean construction. Register for small interactive group sessions and networking in Birmingham, England.

Book the LCI-UK Lean Summit


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