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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...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 ...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 o... 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 ...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, standa...Read More
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...Read More
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 ...Read More
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...Read More
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 ...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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 ...Read More
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, ...Read More