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From the Blog

Why should you attend the 2020 Lean in Design Forum?

Monday, March 2, 2020

Register now to explore equity, diversity and inclusion in high-performing teams  This year, the Lean in Design Forum is heading to Dallas for the first time, where architects, engineers and preconstruction professionals will dive deep into discussions about the intersection of Lean methodologies with equity, diversity and inclusion. Together, we will be spending two days, May 27-28, exploring...

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Connecting on Social Media

Friday, February 28, 2020

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...

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LCI in the News

The New Construction Approach That Helped P&G Build Their “Plant Of The Future”

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Member companies Procter & Gamble (P&G) and Southland Industries were mentioned in Forbes Magazine this past month for their recent project. They worked together using Lean principles, to create P&G’s newest manufacturing plant for shampoos, conditioners, body wash, dryer sheets and Swiffer sweepers. Get the full story here!...

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LCI eLearning – How can I benefit from taking LCI eLearning courses?

Monday, February 10, 2020

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...

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What is it really like to attend a Community of Practice Lean happy hour?

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

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...

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LCI in the News

Dan Heinemeier featured in the Fall 2019 issue of Construction User

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

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....

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Top takeaways from the Lean Construction Institute Congress 2019

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Bernita Beikmann, HKS, LCI Board Chair, provides a practical perspective about what the 2019 LCI Congress is really about and how others in the construction industry can benefit from shared stories and lessons learned at the LCI Congress....

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Press Release

LCI Announces Enterprise-Level Access to Interactive eLearning Program

Monday, October 14, 2019

24/7 eLearning available anywhere, anytime, from any device Arlington, Va. – September 30, 2019 — Lean Construction Institute (LCI) is pleased to announce the availability of Enterprise-Level access to the organization’s eLearning program for corporate members. This new offering provides unlimited access to courses for one yearly fee, versus a per-user fee. Corporate members also enjoy se...

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LCI honors Victor Sanvido, Southland Industries, with Pioneer Award at upcoming LCI Congress

Sunday, October 13, 2019

ARLINGTON, Va. – Oct. 09, 2019 — The Lean Construction Institute (LCI) will recognize Dr. Victor Sanvido for his outstanding service to the construction industry and the Lean community by honoring him with the Pioneer Award at its 21st Annual Congress. Currently serving as Senior Vice President with Southland Industries, Sanvido has been a dedicated advocate of Lean techniques for o...

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LCI honors Felipe Engineer-Manriquez, McCarthy Building Companies, with Chairman’s Award at upcoming LCI Congress

Sunday, October 13, 2019

ARLINGTON, Va. – Oct. 09, 2019 — Felipe Engineer-Manriquez, McCarthy Building Companies, will receive the Lean Construction Institute (LCI) Chairman’s Award for his contributions to the Institute and the design and construction industry as a whole. This award recognizes the unique contributions of individuals whose service to LCI and its programs has been particularly noteworthy and...

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LCI in the News

Lean makes an A&E “Giant Trend”!

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

In its July 2019 edition, Building Design and Construction Magazine has labelled Lean adoption by the A&E industry as one of its three \"Giant Trends” for 2019-20. To quote them in part: \"In recent years, we've seen traditional architectural and engineering firms and owners/developers adopt Lean--whether for efficiencies in internal/external project teaming or for space/operations p...

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LCI San Antonio CoP offers new Lean Learning Series for interactive Lean discussion

Monday, July 22, 2019

LCI recently released the Lean Learning Series to provide LCI Communities of Practice (CoPs) and LCI corporate members with a short, interactive and educational presentation and discussion opportunity on six varying Lean topics. Since then, LCI San Antonio CoP leader Brian Winningham, Field Driven Lean, has offered the 90-minute Lean Learning Series: What is Lean? to provide a platform for practit...

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Effective Big Room eLearning leads to better onboarding and collaboration

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Do you face challenges in your approach to improve collaboration and drive transparency within your team? Do you want to increase foundational understanding of a Big Room concept at your company? In just 90 minutes, LCI’s Effective Big Room eLearning course will help you tailor your next Big Room to meet your unique project needs with interactive eLearning, downloadable resources for the field a...

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More construction firms see the value of Lean

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

By Kathleen Brown, Construction Dive   Kristin Hill, LCI's Director of Education, is featured in the Construction Dive article, More construction firms see the value of Lean. LCI Corporate members Brasfield & Gorrie, Skender and Southland Industries are also feature. Read More...

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Project Validation Guide maximizes value and team performance

Friday, May 24, 2019

There is confusion across the design and construction industry as to what project validation is, why it matters and how to best execute it. In LCI’s Project Validation Guide, project teams will find direction and resources aimed at validating projects to maximize owner value and lead teams to achieve their common goals. “Validation is too seldom used in our industry, and when it is, teams o...

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