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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 [email protected].

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 System® implementation. Last Planner System® is a production planning system designed to produce predictable work flow and rapid learning in programming, design, construction and commissioning of projects. Last Planner System® 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 System® can shield work groups from uncertainty and thereby improve performance of the production unit as well as overall system throughput.

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SHORT VIDEOS to Enrich… Enhance… Relaunch… Your Lean Initiatives Post-COVID

LCI has partnered with Construction Accelerator®  to enhance your re-launching of Lean initiatives that have been impacted by COVID-19.  Construction Accelerator® distills Lean topics into easily watched 3 to 9-minute videos than can be accessed at home, in the office, or in the field – whenever viewing is easiest for you. The LCI community receives a 20% discount by going to Consistent and thorough, each Construction Accelerator® topic includes references to download and print, quizzes to test your knowledge, and action items to implement as you learn. Specific topics can be watched again and again on demand.


  Construction Accelerator®'s  short Lean videos are excellent for:

  • Enabling each staff member to meet annual review goals, for example:
    • Learning 5S for safety
    • Mastering LPS® for planning and scheduling
    • Practicing Continuous Improvement for quality
  • Study Action Teams
  • Big Room discussions
  • Complimenting live/virtual staff training
  • Onboarding
  • Training Last Planners®
  • Training TVD Cluster Groups
  • Guiding staff along their Lean journey using the enterprise Mentoring dashboard.

This system has been adopted by AGC for their CM-LEAN Continuing Education program and is in use by Lean-journey companies around the US and Canada and in Australia. For your 20% LCI Discount visit the Construction Accelerator® website!

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.