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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 ...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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 ...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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