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Adjusting to our new normal, no matter how temporary, means reimagining how we connect and learn. This year’s Lean in Design Forum is a prime example. The now virtual event may look and feel different, but the cutting-edge content, expert presentations, and compelling discussions planned will maintain the same caliber as years past. Maybe even better — this year, we have the unique opportunity...Read More
LCI’s virtual Lean in Design Forum, May 27–28, will feature industry experts, each bringing a unique perspective to inspire attendees. Get to know the plenary speakers who will share how equity, diversity and inclusion has strengthened their teams and advanced their work: Dan Heinemeier As LCI’s executive director, Dan Heinemeier is responsible to the Board of Directors for LCI’s progr...Read More
What does Takt Planning & Scheduling have to do with COVID-19? Takt Planning & Scheduling could be one of the most important construction practices to keep both your workers and your bottom line healthy. This is because Takt Planning & Scheduling treats “space” as a critical constraint. On an assembly line, workers have a designated space to do their work. Similarly, with Takt P...Read More
In an effort to respond quickly and effectively in the current crisis, design and construction companies have been hard at work supporting the construction of new or temporary healthcare facility builds as well as modifying, when necessary, existing structures. Modular construction has become a popular choice for teams who are working to increase hospital bed capacity. Some LCI member companies...Read More
To keep our community safe and healthy but still connected, the Lean in Design Forum is now being held virtually May 27–28. Architects, engineers, preconstruction professionals, general contractors, owners and more will come together from the safety of their own homes to discuss the collective skills and commitment that play a huge role in the success of the design community. When teams feel not...Read More
Register now to explore equity, diversity and inclusion in high-performing teams This year, we’ve shifted our plans for the Lean in Design Forum in response to COVID-19 and will be going virtual for the first time. The program will stay intact -- all participants, including architects, engineers and preconstruction professionals will still have the opportunity to dive deep into interactive...Read More
Milestones, we all know what they are and what we are supposed to do with them, right? Well, from this trade partner's perspective, the significance of milestones has been forgotten, and is a lost art. Unless, of course, we are talking about the “end date” milestone. Some would argue the “start date” is just as problematic and essential, but I would suggest the “start date” seems ...Read More
LCI asked our Consultant Partners to share how COVID-19 has impacted their consulting business. A survey was conducted with the intention of gathering insights into what project teams are doing to shift given the current situation. There was a good amount of commonality between responses. More than 90% of project teams have shifted to virtual Big Rooms and meetings. Most reported that their tea...Read More
McKinsey & Company published a great article on collaborative contracting challenges and benefits in January 2020. Definitely worth a read! \"The value at stake for project owners is enormous. If just half of the 15 to 20 percent improvement realized on initial collaborative contracts can be sustainably achieved, project owners could save $5 trillion to $7 trillion of the $77 trillion that McK...Read More
LCI is grateful to see member companies donating supplies from projects such as N95 masks to hospitals to protect our healthcare professionals during the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Two of LCI’s well known manufacturing members, General Motors (GM) and Procter & Gamble (P&G), have pledged to produce important supplies that will help keep Americans safe both on the front lines and at hom...Read More
Two expert keynotes will join this year’s Design Forum, bringing expertise and inspiration focused on our theme of “Exploring Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in High-Performing Teams.” Heather Currier Hunt Session: “Design Thinking & Diversity” As IDEO’s Senior Global Director of Learning & Development, Heather’s mission is to empower people to tap into their authentic exp...Read More
Today around seven-in-ten Americans use social media to connect with one another, get news content, share information and for entertainment. Are you one of those Americans who utilizes social networks daily? Are you connected with the Lean Construction Institute (LCI) on our social platforms? If not, you should be. The benefits of following and liking LCI’s pages is that you will be in the kno...Read More
The Lean Construction Institute (LCI) is dedicated to providing the most current and innovative Lean learning tools as relevant to the design and construction industry. Many industry professionals are slammed trying to meet deadlines, being on site and balancing their personal lives but also want to deepen their Lean knowledge to add value to their projects. LCI strives to provide professionals wi...Read More
The Lean Construction Institute Communities of Practice (CoP) organization is 31 strong! Each exists to support you in your Lean journey, at whatever level you may be, by providing educational courses, presentations and networking opportunities. If you have not connected with your local CoP, you may be curious about what takes place at these events. Let me share with you a recent experience. On...Read More
In the Fall 2019 issue of Construction User, LCI’s Executive Director, Dan Heinemeier was featured for his article Lean Design and Construction: Driving Productivity Gains and Respect for People. Heinemeier’s article highlights advantages of implementing Lean Project Delivery, as well as a key tenet of the Lean method, respect for people....Read More