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Below are some of our most comprehensive tools for a successful Lean journey, representing the best knowledge in the Design and Construction industry today. As we recognize that learning is continuous, we encourage comment and feedback on this content for the purpose of improvement. If you want to share any feedback, please email membership@leanconstruction.org.

Knowledge Transfer Learning Center

This set of over 40 papers collected from over 15 Lean construction practitioners, offers their professional perspective and advice on Lean implementation. These papers, presented in chapter format, are intended to encourage discussion, learning and experimentation.  They will help direct readers further along their learning journey.

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Last Planner System® Standard Work

This set of documents was produced by the LCI Standards Committee to help members with Last Planner® implementation. Last Planner® is a production planning system designed to produce predictable work flow and rapid learning in programming, design, construction and commissioning of projects. Last Planner® was developed by Glenn Ballard and Greg Howell. LCI licenses the use of these processes to various organizations, including most recently the Associated General Contractors of America.

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Last Planner System® Workbook

Lean Construction planning and control techniques reduce waste by improving work flow reliability. The starting point is improving the reliability of assignments at the crew level. This is in contrast to current management approaches that rely on project-level plans to manage contracts instead of managing work. Lacking a predictable work flow, design squads, field crews, or similar production units must adopt a strategy of flexibility to keep busy. Using this workbook you will gain a new perspective on what it means to plan a job. You will develop a better understanding of the impact variability has on downstream performance, and you will learn how the Last Planner® can shield work groups from uncertainty and thereby improve performance of the production unit as well as overall system throughput.

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UHS Lean Project Delivery Guide

This comprehensive set of materials was developed by Universal Health Services (UHS), representing the best and most complete owner’s manual to Lean project delivery that the group has encountered.

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Integrated Project Delivery: An Action Guide for Leaders

Published by the Charles Pankow Foundation.

This guide is the result of a collaborative writing process between five IPD subject-matter experts that made up the guide’s core team. Much of the content found in this guide derived from the conversations that took place at the IPD Advisory Council workshop on May 2, 2017.

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Lean Contracting Strategy The Procter & Gamble Way: Deriving the Target Cost

When done right, a magical moment occurs when all parties sign an IPD Agreement. It’s game-on! The owner feels great that the team has taken on the challenge and the Engineering & Construction (E&C) partners feel great to take it on. The focus immediately moves from agreeing to a Target Cost to executing against it … from “What” needs to be executed to “How” it’s going to be executed.

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LCI's Project Validation Guide

  • Fill out the form below to download this first-of-its-kind guide aimed at providing teams with direction and resources for validating projects to maximize owner value and team performance.

    Owners, design professionals, superintendents and all Lean professionals will find value in this guide developed by LCI Research Committee member Dr. David Grau and his research team at Arizona State University.

Lean Deployment Planning Guide

  • LCI’s Lean Deployment Planning Guide

    Fill out the form below to download the new Lean Deployment Planning Guide developed under an LCI-funded research project with John Messner at Penn State. John also has chaired our research committee in 2019.