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Please submit your press releases that reflect in some way your use and support of Lean techniques to Ilene Goldberg at igoldberg@leanconstruction.org.

Press Release

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 JE Dunn Construction and has made...

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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 mission, goals and educational p...

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LCI in the News

Lean Construction: A Primer for Subcontractors

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

by Jim Cavaness, MMC Contractors West, Inc. in the American Subcontractors Association (ASA) educational journal, \"The Contractor's Compass.\" There are so many different variables and conditions of satisfaction that must be considered by all involved in trying to bring a project to successful fruition. As a specialty contractor, we have a unique perspective on the use of Lean constructi...

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LCI Chicago CoP is serving the need to support local students in design and construction

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The LCI Chicago Community of Practice (CoP) recognized the late Bob Krier, a pioneer in the Chicago-land market in spreading the value of Lean construction, in November 2017 with the 1st Annual Bob Krier Award Night. Currently, the CoP core group is in the planning process for the 2nd Annual Bob Krier Award Night scheduled for November 15, 2018. The Chicago CoP felt that there was no better way...

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LCI in the News

Managing Uncertainty and Expectations in Building Design and Construction

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Perfection is a baseline expectation when you purchase a product. But as experienced owners of building projects know, design and construction is an imperfect process with a variety of inherent uncertainties. Given that reality, what can project teams do to identify, anticipate and mitigate the conditions and factors that drive uncertainty, and how can owners adjust their expectations of project t...

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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 knowledge check and th...

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LCI launched its first eLearning course with badging and certificate of completion!

Monday, July 30, 2018

For the first time, the LCI Immersive Education Program launched an eLearning course, Introduction to Last Planner® System, that will award a certificate of completion and a badge eLearners can add to their email signature to show they are on the path to advancing their Lean journey. Go to LCI eLearning! E-Learners will only receive the downloadable badge and certificate if they complete th...

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Build an online Lean buzz around your LCI Community of Practice (CoP)

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

LCI Communities of Practice (CoPs) are more than just meeting grounds located around the country comprised by people interested in learning more about Lean design and construction processes; LCI CoPs are an invaluable tool for achieving LCI’s goal of transforming the built environment through Lean implementation. When design and construction professionals come together at LCI CoP events, they...

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LCI in the News

INTEGRATED PROJECT DELIVERY An Action Guide for Leaders

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

by 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, at the Center for Education and Research in Construction of the Department of Construction...

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Updated Last Planner® System Standard Work is your roadmap to implementation

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Ahead of LCI's first e-Learning course debut of Introduction to Last Planner® System, the Last Planner® System Standard Work documents have been updated to better guide superintendents, foremen and project teams to effective Last Planner® System (LPS) implementation. Each of the 12 documents in the LPS Standard Work are written with the practitioner in mind and cover topics such as Perc...

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From the Blog

Lean expert insight: Technology, flow efficiency and a grass roots Lean journey

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

By Ryan Seckinger, Principal on the Structures team at Walter P Moore About the expert: Ryan Seckinger is a Principal at Walter P Moore with over 16 years of structural engineering and team management experience. He leads the firm's Lean and integrated project delivery Lean initiatives and is located in the firm's Washington DC office. He is committed to leveraging collaborative worki...

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Attendee Guide: Selecting the right Lean in Design Forum roundtable discussions for you

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Each architect, engineer, owner and Lean professional at 2018 Lean in Design Forum  will be at different stages of their Lean journey. Because of this, attendees have the opportunity to choose two out of the eight roundtable discussions that will benefit their current professional focus the most. The suggested level of practical experience needed to fully participate in each session – broken...

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Owner Keynote Brings IPD, IFOA and Lessons Learned to Lean in Design Forum

Monday, April 30, 2018

Al Manshum, senior vice president of operations integration at Advocate Health Care, will take the stage as the 2018 Lean in Design Forum keynote speaker to share how he led the owner organization’s journey to Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and developed its first Master Contract using an Integrated Form of Agreement (IFOA). He will bring lessons learned from his previous 10-year backgrou...

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Lean Trilogy: Three Teams Discuss “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly”

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Panel insights by Rich Seiler, Unified Works Lead architects and owner’s representatives from three project teams will candidly share the value of engaging designers early in the Lean process at the 2018 Lean in Design Forum's plenary panel on May 31 in Chicago, Ill. Panelists from The Lean Trilogy: Three Teams Discuss \"The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly\" will also openly discuss the ...

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Why Attend the 2018 Lean in Design Forum?

Thursday, March 29, 2018

The 2018 Lean in Design Forum program, in partnership with P2SL and AIA, is about driving design excellence into projects using Lean tools in the design phase. Owners, trade partners and general contractors also attend to discover valuable takeaways they can immediately implement on the job. Architects, engineers and project team members will convene in Chicago, Ill., May 30-31, for the 2018 Le...

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