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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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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 ...Read More
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...Read More
by Building Design + Construction magazine For more than two decades, the Lean Construction Institute has been championing the efforts of a growing contingent of design and construction firms committed to the mantra of 'continuous improvement.' ...Read More
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 on your own time. Sixty-two percent of Lean practitioners believe the design and construction industry is ine...Read More
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 training, managing tools and equipment and project safety, as well as interfacing with the unions. ...Read More
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, standardization of work and eliminating waste to create value. The process was something she quickly and easily identifie...Read More