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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.

LCI in the News

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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From the Blog

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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Lean Construction: Leveraging Collaboration and Advanced Practices to Increase Project Efficiency (2013)

Thursday, January 10, 2019

by McGraw Hill Construction   This report from 2013 builds upon the findings from previous studies on inefficiency by demonstrating that taking a Lean approach, including the use of BIM and prefabrication, makes firms more competitive and yields strong business benefits. Read More...

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“Don’t Conform, Transform!” with LCI’s newest book

Monday, December 17, 2018

It’s time to disrupt the status quo of commercial construction projects and LCI’s newest publication, “Don’t Conform, Transform!” is your guide to transforming project outcomes. Readers will explore 11 Lean practices used by experienced practitioners to improve capital project delivery and find a new pathway to developing the unique leadership skills needed when working with a Lean pr...

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Introduce Lean Project Delivery to your team with new eLearning

Thursday, November 8, 2018

In the design and construction industry, we face the reality that 70% of projects are delivered late, over budget, or both. The traditional, siloed approach that teams have relied on for more than 50 years has failed to improve productivity or solve the challenges our people face daily. Lean project delivery is the solution. LCI and its members practice a better way to deliver projects that has...

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ENR California: Team for Sutter’s Van Ness Campus Hospital Thrives on Defying Norms

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Under Sutter Health leadership, the Van Ness Campus project team, including SmithGroup, Rosendin Electric and Southland Industries, challenged each other to defy project norms that did not add value to Sutter's \"most ambitious - and unorthodox - Lean IPD job. Read More...

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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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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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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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