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From the Blog

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 Launches with Last Planner® System E-course this spring!

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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LCI Congress Keynote Speaker Liz Fikes Takes Center Stage

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

2017 LCI Congress attendees will hear twice from Liz Fikes, director of product supply engineering at Procter & Gamble (P&G), as she delivers an inspiring industry keynote presentation Thursday, Oct. 18 at 8 a.m., and then joins the Owner’s Perspective Panel immediately following. Learn from Fikes’ vast e...

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LCI Congress Keynote Opener – Patrick Lencioni

Saturday, September 16, 2017

The 2017 LCI Congress program is gearing up to be bigger and better than ever before — LCI’s all-star keynote lineup leads off with Patrick Lencioni, best-selling author and founder of The Table Group, sharing his passion for organization and teams with the 2017 LCI Congress crowd Wednesday morning, Oct. 18. Attendees can read about easy-to-use...

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How Construction Unions Can Leverage the Lean Advantage Too

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

By Cindy Menches, Ph.D., P.E., STSC IMPACT Director of Professional Development & Training  The construction industry’s union membership decreased by 4% to 13.2% from 2002 to 2015, according to Construction Dive. Higher costs ...

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Planning Your Journey to LCI Congress – A Planning Team Member’s Insight

Monday, August 28, 2017

By Tara Laski, Operations Manager, Southland Industries As co-chair of the Gemba walks for the 2017 LCI Congress, to be held this upcoming Oct. 16-20 in Anaheim, Calif., I plan tours like the Southland Industries’ Gemba walk of our connected solutions. This onsite walk, along with the other four Gemba walks, will take place on Friday, ...

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