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From the Blog

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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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 u...

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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...

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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 ...

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LCI Immersive Education Program will launch with Last Planner® System E-course!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Photo: Skiles Group team members work with trade partners to pull plan for project milestones.

  This spring, LCI will release the first interactive online course of our LCI Immersive Education Program, Introduction to Last Planner® System (LP®S), so that you can learn Lean o...

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Lean Expert Insight: Pioneering Lean from the Trade Partner’s Perspective

Saturday, February 17, 2018

By Henry Nutt, Sheet Metal General Superintendent, Southland Industries About the expert: As Sheet Metal General Superintendent for Southland’s Northern California Division, Henry Nutt is responsible for managing shop and field staff, assisting with project scheduling, personnel assignments and ...

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Lean Expert Insight: A Designer’s Perspective on Starting the Lean Journey and Team Onboarding

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

By Andrea Sponsel, vice president and senior interior designer, HKS About the expert: Andrea Sponsel is a vice president and senior interior designer at HKS. She began her Lean journey seven years ago, and was immediately immersed in the philosophy of continuous improvement, standa...

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Looking to Increase Owner Value and Eliminate Waste on Projects? LCI’s Target Value Delivery Guidebook Shows you How!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Chapter one of LCI’s “Target Value Delivery: Practitioner Guidebook to Implementation – Current State 2016” defines TVD as “a disciplined management practice to be used throughout the project to assure the facility meets the ope...

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2017 LCI Congress Highlight Reel

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

More than 1,500 Lean professionals attended 2017 LCI Congress to capture and leverage the Lean advantage, making the 19th annual event our biggest yet! The week of LCI Congress, Oct. 16-20, followed a similar structure as years past—with training days, the core program and Gemba day. However, in addition to ...

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Start the Lean Conversation with Transforming Design and Construction: A Framework for Change

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Lean design and construction is a relationship-based system that improves trust and is a direct response to the lack of productivity and customer satisfaction that has plagued our industry while all other non-farming labor efficiency has essentially doubled since the 1960s. A...

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Press Release

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. Bevan Mace, Ph.D., is a National Vice ...

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Karen Martin closes LCI Congress as a Leading Authority on Lean Management

Monday, October 2, 2017

Witness Karen Martin’s passion for quality, efficiency and helping organizations develop strong problem-solving skills in the 2017 LCI Congress closing keynote presentation, Clarity First, Thursday, Oct. 19 in Anaheim, Calif. Since 1993, Karen and her team at The Karen Martin Group have worked to i...

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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 year’s...

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