LCI Update

November 30, 2017

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"The Kaizen Stairway provides a systematic framework to help Lean managers think more precisely about the specific steps needed to accomplish simultaneous, continuous improvement."
Transforming Design and Construction: A Framework for Change
Chapt. 31, page 180

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Upcoming Events

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

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

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 12th, 2017
Kaizen Practitioner Panel Discussion
(New England CoP)

December 13th, 2017
A Lean Coffee
(Southern New
England CoP)

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 14th, 2017
A Lean Coffee/Cocktail: Building a Lean
Culture & High
Performing Teams

(Carolinas CoP)

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

Save the DATE!
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)

View all events


Upcoming Webinars – CBA, Continuous Improvement, Last Planner System® and IPD

Individual and group viewing rates are available for any of the upcoming LCI webinars scheduled for the month of December:

Thursday, Dec. 7 at 11:00 a.m. EST Continuous Improvement – Why Care? An Introduction to Lean Project Delivery

  • Learn how to communicate through Lean tools and principles and recognize the various types of waste in design and construction with LCI’s Kristin Hill in this webinar based on the LCI learning module. Register!

Friday, Dec. 8 at 11:00 a.m. EST A Lean Coach’s Analysis of Last Planner® Successes & Failures

  • Hear how various project teams have implemented Last Planner System® (LPS®) and get tips on using LPS to achieve workflow and a higher PPC (percent plan complete) from Lean Coach Dan Fauchier, The ReAlignment Group of California. Register!

Thursday, Dec. 14 at 11:00 a.m. EST IPD for Small Projects – Is it Possible? An Owner’s Perspective

  • Gain the owner’s perspective and explore the team structure, lessons learned, Lean tools and outcomes of case studies on three smaller Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) projects with James Pease, Sutter Health. Register!

A few firsts from 2017 LCI Congress

The 19th annual LCI Congress followed a similar structure as past years, but the LCI Congress crowd experienced a few firsts as well! Read about the new ideas implemented this year such as calculating the top rated presentations based on the feedback submitted by attendees through the Congress event app in the 2017 LCI Congress Highlight Reel blog post.

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

Mark your calendar for 2018 Lean in Design Forum in Chicago, May 30-31, because industry-leading design practitioners will present on how designers can save more time for creative problem solving by implementing Lean processes.

Join us for Lean in Design Forum!

Sharing the value of LCI Community of Practice (CoP) workshops

The Michigan CoP recently hosted Introduction to Last Planner® - Villego Training Event, and you can click on the link below to watch Rob Martin, Chief Operating Officer of the John E. Green Company describe the value of attending this event from his perspective!

Watch the testimonial video!

"We learned quite a bit about Lean construction and the Last Planner System® itself, and met a lot of great people who will be resources for our company in the future," Rob Martin says in the CoP testimonial video.

Let’s demonstrate to others the value in engaging in local LCI CoP workshops and events! To share a testimonial from a CoP event, CoP leaders can contact Denise Erminger,

Connect with your local CoP

Design for safety
at P2SL Lean Design Forum – Feb. 8-9

Make your plans to join designers at the P2SL Lean Design Forum at University of California, Berkeley Feb. 8-9 to hear John Gambatese, professor at Oregon State University, explain designing for safety hazard prevention in construction. Gloria Flores, daughter of engineer and entrepreneur Fernando Flores, will speak on her book, "Learning to Learn: the Navigation of Moods."

The program will also include a panel led by Todd Henderson, Boulder Associates, on the application of evidence-based healthcare design and a panel organized by Rob Williamson, Taylor Design, will report on their new approach to architectural programming.

New LCI Education Advisory Group

As LCI continues to find new ways to meet the growing learning needs of our members, an Education Advisory Group is being created. The intent of this group is to support more rapid development of learning materials and methods. As we move in this direction, the LCI Board and staff would like to thank the current team of Education Committee volunteers who have contributed to creating learning materials: Katherine Copeland, Southland Industries; David Craft, Showalter Construction; Dan Fauchier, The ReAlignment Group of California; Cindy Menches, IMPACT; Rebecca Snelling, JE Dunn; Sarah Zdarko, Pankow Builders; and Jessica Kelley, Southland Industries, Education Committee Chair.

Skiles Group does #valuedelivery

Skiles Group developed a custom Lean dashboard and scorecard to find ways to eliminate waste and deliver value to the owner as shown in this #valuedelivery photo.

Custom Lean Dashboard & Scorecard photo

Value delivery comes in big packages – and big rooms – with trade partners, pull plans and a "Lean Machine." Check out how Skiles Group and its trade partners are providing enhanced value through the use of Lean!

#valuedelivery comes in Big Rooms photo

Pull Planning for Project Milestones photo

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!

Constructrr Podcast talked to
LCI Congress chair, designers and more
at 2017 LCI Congress!

Karen Martin, leading authority on Lean Management, elaborates on her 2017 LCI Congress keynote presentation and explains what organizations can do to achieve clarity in the Constuctrr Podcast episode, LCI Congress Recap: Maximize Performance Through Gaining Clarity First. Listen now!

In Part 2 of the LCI Congress recap series, Constructrr Podcast host Brittanie Campbell-Turner talks to the 2017 LCI Congress chair, an LCI Improved Instructor, LCI board member, LCI Congress speaker and an attendee about Lean behavior, a Lean mindset, Patrick Lencioni’s keynote speech on team dynamics and the future of Lean design and construction. Hear it now!

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.

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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