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LCI in the News

More construction firms see the value of Lean

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

By Kathleen Brown, Construction Dive   Kristin Hill, LCI's Director of Education, is featured in the Construction Dive article, More construction firms see the value of Lean. LCI Corporate members Brasfield & Gorrie, Skender and Southland Industries are also feature. Read More...

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Project Validation Guide maximizes value and team performance

Friday, May 24, 2019

There is confusion across the design and construction industry as to what project validation is, why it matters and how to best execute it. In LCI’s Project Validation Guide, project teams will find direction and resources aimed at validating projects to maximize owner value and lead teams to achieve their common goals. “Validation is too seldom used in our industry, and when it is, teams o...

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New Construction Project Validation Guide Published

Friday, May 24, 2019

Arlington, Va. – May 15 2019 — The Lean Construction Institute (LCI) published a new guide for construction project validation based on research to lead teams to achieve common goals and maximize value to the owner within budget. The Project Validation Guide is part of LCI’s annual research and publications program and was developed by Arizona State University’s (ASU) Dr. David Grau, a ...

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LCI rolls out a new Lean Learning Series

Friday, May 24, 2019

The LCI Immersive Education Program developed the LCI Lean Learning Series to address challenges some LCI Community of Practice (CoP) leaders and LCI corporate members face when finding speakers and presentation content for their communities and project team members. One challenge CoPs and member companies often face is offering short, 60-90-minute interactive events on a regular basis. With th...

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What to expect at the 2019 Lean in Design Forum

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Practitioners on all different paths of their Lean journey will return home from the 2019 LCI Lean in Design Forum with cutting-edge improvements they can apply to their daily work . For the first time, a theme of Driving Design Excellence Through Innovation & Collaboration will be the focus of discussions and interactive sessions. Here’s what you can expect from this must-attend design indu...

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Meet your Design Forum Speakers

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Next month at the 2019 LCI Lean in Design Forum in Chicago, industry-leading design professionals will deliver guidance on how implementing Lean techniques from the beginning of a project can eliminate rework and increase client satisfaction. Meet the speakers who will lead sessions about scrum, set-based design, lessons learned from Big Rooms and more to reflect this year’s theme, Driving De...

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IPD super teams hit jackpot for clients

Sunday, April 7, 2019

By John Caulfield, Building Design + Construction   Summary: Meet the firms achieving double-digit returns using true, shared-risk, multi-party integrated project delivery. For example, outpatient clinics that Advocate Health delivered in 2016 and 2017 under IPD contracts with eight AEC partners achieved $12.5 million in savings, or 12% below those projects’ $103.5 million target cost...

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Architecture 3.0 – Disruptive Design Practice

Monday, April 1, 2019

Get ready for the  2019 Lean in Design Forum  keynote address from Cliff Moser, author of Architecture 3.0: The Disruptive Design Practice Handbook, on Thursday, May 30! Cliff will directly address both the challenges and opportunities shaping the future of design, and the future for designers. According to his book, disruption in architecture happens in these five parts: You – the des...

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How to Incorporate Lean Construction Practices Into Your Jobs

Monday, March 18, 2019

By Jon Behm, Featuring Kristin Hill Put simply, lean construction is all about reducing waste. Whether it’s wasted time, movement, materials or even human potential, lean construction techniques are continually being improved and implemented to make construction sites more efficient. Kristin Hill, Director of Education Programs at the Lean Construction Institute, defines lean construction as ...

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Top 5 reasons to attend Lean in Design Forum

Monday, March 4, 2019

Architects, engineers and preconstruction professionals will come together at the 2019 LCI Lean in Design Forum in Chicago, May 29-30, to explore how implementing Lean in design will pave the way for on-time, on-budget delivery without compromising quality. Owners, trade partners and all project team members will also benefit by improving their ability to collaborate with design teams from start t...

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Doing your part to extend Lean education across our industry

Thursday, February 28, 2019

We know our industry has experienced a significant lag in productivity growth for more than 20 years, and we know Lean processes are a proven solution to improving productivity and project outcomes. As skilled practitioners such as LCI Instructors guide more and more learners through interactive education courses, we will begin to bridge the knowledge gap in our industry. LCI Instructors play a...

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How is your company using LCI’s 6 tenets of Lean design and construction?

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

LCI is giving away one free registration to the 21st LCI Congress core program (Oct. 16-17) to the winner of our LCI Corporate Member Lean in Action Contest! To enter, post the link to your company's blog post on how your organization is using any of LCI's 6 tenets of Lean, and tag one or all of LCI's social media accounts mentioned below. Deadline for submission is Feb. 28. The ...

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Learning how Lean in the Design Phase improves client outcomes

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Design professionals want to know how they can improve client outcomes while maximizing design excellence, according to 2017 research, and the solution is to use Lean practices with the owner and contractor during design. The Lean in the Design Phase eLearning course lays out the steps needed to achieve higher project satisfaction. Is the Lean in the Design Phase eLearning course for you? Ar...

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AGC’s ConstructorCast: Lean Construction episode

Thursday, January 10, 2019

by AGC   Listen to this AGC Lean Construction podcast episode to hear from LCI member Ashley Phelps on how Gilbane Construction Company is applying Lean across the company culture holistically for maximized success, not just applying Lean tools. Also learn more about LCI's educational partnership with AGC and hear from Joe Cleves, Taft Law, on how the ConsensusDocs Lean Addendum is...

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