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LCI honors Rebecca Snelling, JE Dunn Construction, with Chairman’s Award at upcoming LCI Congress

Monday, October 8, 2018

Arlington, Va. – Oct. 8, 2018 — Rebecca Snelling, JE Dunn Construction, will receive the Lean Construction Institute (LCI) Chairman’s Award for her contributions to LCI and the wider design and construction industry. Rebecca began her Lean journey 12 years ago by implementing Lean approaches while working for a construction company. Since then, she joined … Continue reading LCI honors Rebecca Snelling, JE Dunn Construction, with Chairman’s Award at upcoming LCI Congress

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LCI honors Henry Nutt, Southland Industries, with Pioneer Award at upcoming LCI Congress

Monday, October 1, 2018

Arlington, Va. – Oct. 1, 2018 — The Lean Construction Institute (LCI) will honor Henry Nutt, Southland Industries, with the Pioneer Award at the 20th Annual LCI Congress for his thought-leadership in the design and construction industry. Henry Nutt, Sheet Metal General Superintendent, has invested a significant amount of time and energy in supporting LCI’s … Continue reading LCI honors Henry Nutt, Southland Industries, with Pioneer Award at upcoming LCI Congress

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LCI Immersive Education Program launches e-Learning

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

The LCI Immersive Education Program launched its first e-Learning course, Introduction to Last Planner® System, to make practical Lean education more accessible to practitioners with busy schedules. The Introduction to Last Planner® System e-Learning course will issue a badge participants can add to email signatures and a certificate of completion to those who pass each … Continue reading LCI Immersive Education Program launches e-Learning

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LCI Recognizes Bevan Mace, Ph.D. with Chairman’s Award

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Each year, the Lean Construction Institute (LCI) grants its Chairman’s Award to individuals or an organization that has assisted LCI in transforming the built environment through Lean techniques and tools. For the 2017 Chairman’s Award, LCI has chosen Bevan Mace, Ph.D., in recognition of his significant contributions to LCI and the industry as a whole. … Continue reading LCI Recognizes Bevan Mace, Ph.D. with Chairman’s Award

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LCI Recognizes Michael Bade with the Prestigious 2017 Pioneer Award

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Each year, the Lean Construction Institute’s Board of Directors selects an exceptional individual or organization to receive LCI’s prestigious Pioneer Award. The award is granted annually to those who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to the advancement and implementation of Lean tools and techniques on capital construction projects. As such, LCI would like to congratulate this … Continue reading LCI Recognizes Michael Bade with the Prestigious 2017 Pioneer Award

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8th Annual Lean Construction Summit to Explore How Lean Construction can Improve the Delivery of Capital Projects

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Lean Construction Institute is proud to co-present the 8th Annual Lean Construction Summit on June 17, where hundreds of Lean professionals will come together to learn how organizations have effectively implemented LEAN Construction as a project delivery approach to eliminate construction waste through project lifecycles. The event, to be held at Marriott Minneapolis Southwest in … Continue reading 8th Annual Lean Construction Summit to Explore How Lean Construction can Improve the Delivery of Capital Projects

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Kristin Hill Joins Lean Construction Institute as Director of Education Programs

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

As Director of Education Programs, Kristin Hill will support the Lean Construction Institute’s Education Committee as the newest addition to the LCI team, starting March 20, 2017. Kristin’s previous experience coaching Lean and helping companies realize their full individual and organizational potential represents some of the qualifying experience she will draw on in supporting LCI’s … Continue reading Kristin Hill Joins Lean Construction Institute as Director of Education Programs

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LCI welcomes a new Manager, Communities of Practice

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Lean Construction Institute (LCI) welcomes Denise Erminger to our team as the new Manager, Communities of Practice (CoP) Relations. Denise will provide leadership and staff support for the LCI Practice Committee and the nationwide network of LCI’s CoPs it serves and leads. The Practice Committee is the policy- and practice-setting body for LCI CoPs, … Continue reading LCI welcomes a new Manager, Communities of Practice

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Lean Projects are Three Times More Likely to Complete Ahead of Schedule According to Dodge Data & Analytics’ Research

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Dodge Data & Analytics recently benchmarked the current state of capital project delivery performance and found a statistically significant correlation between use of Lean methods and better project outcomes. High Lean intensity projects were three times more likely to complete ahead of schedule and two times more likely to complete under budget. To establish a … Continue reading Lean Projects are Three Times More Likely to Complete Ahead of Schedule According to Dodge Data & Analytics’ Research

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Ten Deep-Dive Lean and IPD Case Studies Show Striking Uniformity of Project Success

Friday, November 25, 2016

Canada’s Integrated Project Delivery Alliance (IPDA) and the Lean Construction Institute (LCI) from the US are pleased to announce the release of “Motivation and Means: How and Why Lean and IPD Lead to Success,” a set of jointly sponsored case studies on projects utilizing Lean and IPD. These cases demonstrate how new and innovative practices, … Continue reading Ten Deep-Dive Lean and IPD Case Studies Show Striking Uniformity of Project Success

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Lean Construction Institute Names Balfour Beatty’s Mark Konchar Board Chairman

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The Lean Construction Institute (LCI) has named Mark Konchar the incoming chairman of its board of directors, a one-year term that will commence on Jan. 1, 2017. As Balfour Beatty Construction’s chief of innovation, Konchar currently serves as the board’s vice chairman. With a vision to transform the built environment through lean implementation, LCI is … Continue reading Lean Construction Institute Names Balfour Beatty’s Mark Konchar Board Chairman

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Lean Construction Institute Holds Record-Setting LCI Congress Event in Chicago, Illinois

Friday, October 14, 2016

October 15, 2016 (Arlington, Virginia) – Lean Construction Institute once again brought the Lean Construction community together October 3-7 for its 18th annual LCI Congress in Chicago, Illinois. There, hundreds of organizations came together to further the mission of enhancing stakeholder value and eliminating waste through Lean project techniques. Among LCI’s goals for this annual … Continue reading Lean Construction Institute Holds Record-Setting LCI Congress Event in Chicago, Illinois

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LCI Recognizes Sutter Health with Pioneer Award

Thursday, September 29, 2016

(Arlington, Virginia) – Lean Construction Institute (LCI) today announced that its board of directors has voted unanimously to award its highest annual recognition, the Pioneer Award, to Sutter Health. The award recognizes an individual or organization that has moved the design and construction industry forward in embracing and implementing Lean tools and techniques on capital … Continue reading LCI Recognizes Sutter Health with Pioneer Award

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LCI Recognizes Hal Macomber with Chairman’s Award

Monday, September 19, 2016

(Arlington, Virginia) – Lean Construction Institute (LCI) today announced that its board of directors has voted unanimously to present Hal Macomber with its Chairman’s Award. This award is LCI’s premier annual recognition for an individual who has served the Institute with extraordinary distinction and has furthered its mission of transforming design and construction through Lean … Continue reading LCI Recognizes Hal Macomber with Chairman’s Award

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AGC Agrees to Allow LCI Members Discounted Lean Construction Education Program Materials!

Monday, June 13, 2016

AGC Agrees to Allow LCI Members Discounted Lean Construction Education Program Materials! “New Benefit for LCI Members” LCI members are now be able to purchase AGC Lean Construction Education Program course materials at the AGC member rate. This will allow members to purchase books to hold courses in-house, within local Communities of Practice, or to … Continue reading AGC Agrees to Allow LCI Members Discounted Lean Construction Education Program Materials!

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Annual Design Forum to Showcase Leading Voices in Lean Design

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Lean Construction Institute, in collaboration with Project Production Systems Laboratory (P2SL) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA), is bringing architects and designers together June 1-2 for its annual Design Forum in Chicago, IL. The LCI/P2SL/AIA Design Forum is a must-attend event for today’s design professionals. In addition to earning 10 AIA Health, Safety and … Continue reading Annual Design Forum to Showcase Leading Voices in Lean Design

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Lean Construction Institute Announces New Collaborative Book from Leading Lean Professionals

Thursday, January 14, 2016

(Arlington, Virginia) — Lean Construction Institute (LCI) has published a collection of white papers from the country’s leading Lean Design and Construction professionals, “Transforming Design and Construction: A Framework for Change.” This publication seeks to further LCI’s mission to transform design and construction through new approaches to project design and delivery. Currently, 70% of construction … Continue reading Lean Construction Institute Announces New Collaborative Book from Leading Lean Professionals

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Balfour Beatty Construction Advances Lean Journey at LCI Congress 2015

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lean design and construction champions from Balfour Beatty Construction joined industry peers, building owners and trade partners to collaborate and share ideas at the recent 17th Annual Lean Construction Institute (LCI) Congress 2015 in Boston. With an expanded presence at this year’s conference, Balfour Beatty is advancing its own Lean journey and intentional commitment … Continue reading Balfour Beatty Construction Advances Lean Journey at LCI Congress 2015

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LCI Recognizes Iris Tommelein with Prestigious Pioneer Award

Monday, September 28, 2015

(Arlington, Virginia) — Lean Construction Institute (LCI) today announced that its board of directors has voted unanimously to award its highest annual recognition, the Pioneer Award, to Iris Tommelein. The award recognizes an individual or organization that has moved the design and construction industry forward in embracing and implementing Lean tools and techniques on capital … Continue reading LCI Recognizes Iris Tommelein with Prestigious Pioneer Award

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LCI Recognizes Bernita Beikmann with Chairman’s Award

Monday, September 28, 2015

(Arlington, Virginia) — Lean Construction Institute (LCI) today announced that its board of directors has voted unanimously to award Bernita Beikmann of HKS Architects with the Chairman’s Award, LCI’s premier annual recognition for an individual who has served the Institute with extraordinary distinction and has furthered its mission of transforming design and construction through Lean … Continue reading LCI Recognizes Bernita Beikmann with Chairman’s Award

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Lean Construction Institute Introduces New Safety Management Resources for Design and Construction Industries

Friday, July 17, 2015

(Arlington, Virginia) — Lean Construction Institute has published a new library of safety training resources for the Design and Construction community, available online at https://www.leanconstruction.org/lci-safety. “Every year, more than 80,000 workers suffer an injury on construction job sites across the U.S.,” said Dan Heinemeier, executive director. “Any one incident is one too many.” The statistics … Continue reading Lean Construction Institute Introduces New Safety Management Resources for Design and Construction Industries

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Lean Construction Institute Announces 17th Annual LCI Congress, October 12-16, 2015

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

(Arlington, Virginia) — Lean Construction Institute will host the Lean design/construction community October 12-16 at its annual LCI Congress in Boston, MA. There, hundreds of Lean organizations will come together to further their mission to eliminate waste through project lifecycles, and increase industry demand and capacity for Lean and Integrated approaches. “This year’s Congress promises … Continue reading Lean Construction Institute Announces 17th Annual LCI Congress, October 12-16, 2015

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Delivering Better Design Technically and Aesthetically: Key Focus of Design Forum, June 17-18

Friday, May 29, 2015

(Arlington, Virginia) — Lean Construction Institute, in collaboration with Project Production Systems Laboratory (P2SL) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA), is bringing the design community together June 17-18 for its annual Design Forum in Chicago, IL. The LCI/P2SL/AIA Design Forum is a must-attend event for today’s designers. In addition to earning 10 AIA Health, … Continue reading Delivering Better Design Technically and Aesthetically: Key Focus of Design Forum, June 17-18

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Lean Construction Institute Introduces New Members-Only Lean Implementation Resources

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

(Arlington, Virginia) — Lean Construction Institute has published a new library of members-only resources to facilitate Lean construction implementation, available online at www.leanconstruction.org. These materials further the organization’s mission to eliminate waste through project lifecycles and increase construction industry demand and capacity for Lean and Integrated approaches. LCI’s new online members-only resources include: Last Planner® … Continue reading Lean Construction Institute Introduces New Members-Only Lean Implementation Resources

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James Pease Gives a Webinar on Reliable Delivery of Capital Projects with Lean Integrated Project Delivery

Friday, January 9, 2015

(Arlington, Virginia) James Pease, the Senior Project Manager for Sutter Health Facility and Property Services, will give a lecture “Reliable Delivery of Capital Projects with Lean Integrated Project Delivery.” Seminar participation is $75 for members and $150 for non-members. The group viewing rate (for several participants viewing the same screen) is $650 for members and … Continue reading James Pease Gives a Webinar on Reliable Delivery of Capital Projects with Lean Integrated Project Delivery

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David Umstot Hosts Lean Construction Institute (LCI) Webinar on Target Value Design for Businesses

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

ARLINGTON, VA–(Marketwired – Nov 10, 2014) – Dave Umstot is a well-respected speaker in the Lean Construction community. He will give a Webinar on “Target Value Design” on November 21, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST. Learn more by visiting: https://www.leanconstruction.org/events/calendar/ and clicking on the November 21 webinar. Cost for members of Lean … Continue reading David Umstot Hosts Lean Construction Institute (LCI) Webinar on Target Value Design for Businesses

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LCI Recognizes Romano Nickerson with Annual Chairman’s Award

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Lean Construction Institute (LCI) today announced that its board of directors has voted unanimously to award Romano Nickerson, Boulder Associates Architects the Chairman’s Award, LCI’s premier annual recognition for an individual who has served the Institute with extraordinary distinction and furthered its mission of transforming design and construction through Lean tools and techniques.

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LCI Recognizes Walt Disney Imagineering With Annual Pioneer Award

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Lean Construction Institute (LCI) today announced that its board of directors has voted unanimously to award the Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI) organization the Pioneer Award, LCI’s highest annual recognition. The award recognizes an individual or organization that has moved the design and construction industry forward in embracing and implementing Lean tools and techniques on … Continue reading LCI Recognizes Walt Disney Imagineering With Annual Pioneer Award

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Success with San Diego Lean Project Delivery Highlighted at International Conference in Oslo

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

San Diego, CA, July 7, 2014 – How did the San Diego Community College District, a public agency, save an average of $900,000 per project, save $13.6M in change orders over past experience, yield an additional $7.7M in project savings and reduce maintenance costs by 53% over 3 years? The answers to these questions were … Continue reading Success with San Diego Lean Project Delivery Highlighted at International Conference in Oslo

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Lean Models for Information Exchange Deliver a More Effective “Big Room”

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Utilizing the “big room”-collocating all project team members onsite in a single environment—to achieve true integrated project delivery (IPD) can be the best way to drive efficiency, reduce waste, and improve project outcomes through a shared pain/shared gain contract structure for all stakeholders. But it also can create a lot of noise in the form … Continue reading Lean Models for Information Exchange Deliver a More Effective “Big Room”

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New Standard Construction Management Agreement Clarifies Costs & Fees in CM Agency Contracts

Monday, January 27, 2014

WASHINGTON — Today, the ConsensusDocs Coalition is publishing a new Construction Management Agency standard agreement. The ConsensusDocs 830 Agreement Between Owner and Construction Manager (CM Provides General Conditions) and related exhibits will replace the current ConsensusDocs 801 Construction Management Agreement. The new agreement was revised based upon industry feedback and the Drafting Council’s evaluation that … Continue reading New Standard Construction Management Agreement Clarifies Costs & Fees in CM Agency Contracts

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2013 TURNER PRIZE RECIPIENT ANNOUNCED

Friday, November 8, 2013

National Building Museum and Turner Construction Honor Lean Construction Institute WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Building Museum and Turner Construction Company present the 11th Henry C. Turner Prize for Innovation in Construction to Lean Construction Institute. Lean construction is an innovative way to design and build structures that strives to create a safer workplace, reduce … Continue reading 2013 TURNER PRIZE RECIPIENT ANNOUNCED

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SMACNA MEMBERS TO SEE MORE LEAN CONSTRUCTION EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) announced that it recently signed a mutual agreement—a memorandum of understanding—with the Lean Construction Institute (LCI) of Arlington, Va.

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Growing Lean – Skender Construction Shares Lean Techniques to Build ICU Efficiently

Friday, May 24, 2013

Skender Construction and its trade partners recently experienced how Lean Construction can help complete a project in a short timeframe with a limited amount of disruption for the client. Northwestern Memorial Hospital enlisted Skender to refurbish four of its 20-year-old ICUs, and they hoped to get it done quickly and efficiently.

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McCarthy Tops Out Concrete Construction for J. Craig Venter Institute on UCSD Campus, uses Target Value Design to Enhance Performance

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. has topped out concrete construction for the new 45,000-square-foot J. Craig Venter Institute, La Jolla, located on the UCSD campus. Designed to be the most environmentally friendly and only “net zero energy” biological laboratory in the world, the $39 million facility will support approximately 125 scientists and other staff in their … Continue reading McCarthy Tops Out Concrete Construction for J. Craig Venter Institute on UCSD Campus, uses Target Value Design to Enhance Performance

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Lean Construction Institute Appoints New Executive Director

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Lean Construction Institute (LCI) announced today that Dan C. Heinemeier, CAE has joined its staff as executive director, replacing interim executive director Richard Bayer, who returns to his industry consulting practice. LCI board chairman Victor Sanvido, Senior Vice President, Southland Industries, said, “We are very pleased to have recruited Dan to join the LCI … Continue reading Lean Construction Institute Appoints New Executive Director

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New Agreement Ensures That First-Ever Lean Construction Education Program Will Include Latest Research and Content

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Associated General Contractors of America and the Lean Construction Institute Launch Partnership Designed to Educate Construction Community about the Hyper-Efficient Process. The first-ever lean construction education program will include the latest research and content thanks to an agreement announced today between the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). Both … Continue reading New Agreement Ensures That First-Ever Lean Construction Education Program Will Include Latest Research and Content

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