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Please submit your press releases that reflect in some way your use and support of Lean techniques to Ilene Goldberg at igoldberg@leanconstruction.org.

LCI in the News

AGC’s ConstructorCast: Lean Construction episode

Thursday, January 10, 2019

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...

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Lean Construction: Leveraging Collaboration and Advanced Practices to Increase Project Efficiency (2013)

Thursday, January 10, 2019

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...

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From the Blog

“Don’t Conform, Transform!” with LCI’s newest book

Monday, December 17, 2018

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...

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Introduce Lean Project Delivery to your team with new eLearning

Thursday, November 8, 2018

In the design and construction industry, we face the reality that 70 percent 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 t...

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ENR California: Team for Sutter’s Van Ness Campus Hospital Thrives on Defying Norms

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

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...

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Press Release

LCI honors Rebecca Snelling, JE Dunn Construction, with Chairman’s Award at upcoming LCI Congress

Monday, October 8, 2018

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...

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LCI honors Henry Nutt, Southland Industries, with Pioneer Award at upcoming LCI Congress

Monday, October 1, 2018

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...

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Lean Construction: A Primer for Subcontractors

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

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...

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From the Blog

LCI Chicago CoP is serving the need to support local students in design and construction

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

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...

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Managing Uncertainty and Expectations in Building Design and Construction

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

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...

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LCI Immersive Education Program launches e-Learning

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

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...

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LCI launched its first eLearning course with badging and certificate of completion!

Monday, July 30, 2018

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...

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Build an online Lean buzz around your LCI Community of Practice (CoP)

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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...

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INTEGRATED PROJECT DELIVERY An Action Guide for Leaders

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

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...

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Updated Last Planner® System Standard Work is your road map to implementation

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

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 as a road map for practitioner implementation and cover topics such as Percent Plan Complete (PPC), Daily Huddles, Constraint Logs and each of the five...

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