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Why Join LCI?

With its roots in production management, Lean practices produce significant improvements in schedule with dramatically reduced waste and enhance owner value, particularly on complex, uncertain and quick projects. Join our rapidly growing membership, comprised of forward-thinking owners, the design community (architect and engineering firms), general contractors and trade contractors — all of whom share a common goal to transform the Design and Construction industries.

Our members benefit from:

Cutting-Edge Training

Members enjoy reduced prices for our extensive series of LCI trainings, including our popular “Introduction to Lean Construction,” a 1-day seminar covering the Lean Project Delivery System.

Future Trends & Networking

Networking and sharing stories about Lean successes and challenges is truly the hallmark of our LCI member events. In fact, it was the catalyst for the creation of LCI. From the beginning, LCI members have made a point to share information with one another, despite being competitors, for the betterment of the industry.

Ongoing Education

Continuing education is at the core of what we do. We offer education programs throughout each year at both national forums and local Communities of Practice, where we share new learnings and address questions and methods. Seminar topics include the tenets of Lean (Project Definition, Lean Design, Lean Supply, Lean Assembly, Production Control and Work Structuring) as well as specific topics such as safety, contractual agreements, cost control and implementation approaches. Our education sessions are known for facilitating some of the best conversation in the industry.

Members-Only Website Access

LCI maintains an extensive collection of materials, forms, articles and technical information in a password-protected section on this site. Check out the latest information on The Last Planner® System, the UHS Lean Delivery Guide and trending white papers and readings.

Supporting Materials

To help our members in their Lean journey, LCI maintains an extensive (and growing!) library of training materials, handbooks and planning tools to help member companies train their own employees, as well as those in their supply and demand chains. We also provide consulting through member partners for our trademarked Last Planner® System (LPS), the basis for Lean implementation.

Surveys & Innovative Research Findings

Innovations develop where concept and practice intersect. And new solutions require new thinking! Joint exploration carried out by LCI members and researchers is the key to innovation and continuous improvement. Together with our members, LCI explores new approaches, research projects, and potential products for the betterment of the industry.

LCI Journal

The Lean Construction Journal is LCI’s internationally-refereed journal devoted to Lean Construction practice and research. Since 2003, the Lean Construction Journal (LCJ) has published articles on research approaches, findings and theoretical foundations, as well as practitioner reports, case studies and essays from the field. Its primary objective is to stimulate a systematic rethinking of the construction process, both on- and off-site, by providing a forum for disseminating knowledge and exchanging ideas between industry and academia.