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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].
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.
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.
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.
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 LCIvideoDiscount.org. 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.