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In 2016, the staff at the Lynn Community Health Center (LCHC) implemented a PDCA approach in the clinic. PDCA is part of the Lean thinking process. They began by trying to reduce chaos. Part of the PDCA approach is to reduce factors that impede work flow, by doing so the staff is able to gain stability. Every week team members documented problems they were facing and the impacts of those issues to...Read More
Dome received survey results in early 2018 that indicated that women do not see as much professional growth opportunity for them at Dome as men do. Internally we discussed this issue and the fact that we believed we were doing all the right things, yet women were still leaving the company, getting stalled on the career ladder, and indicating general dissatisfaction. We decided to use our Lean Th...Read More
It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the recent passing of Greg Howell, one of the co-founders of the Lean Construction Institute and of the Lean Design and Construction discipline itself. Together with his friend and colleague Glenn Ballard, Greg was a true pioneer in conceiving and developing the concepts and tools that remain foundational in extending Lean thinking to the built environm...Read More
LCI conducted a survey of member companies to gather information on how they have adjusted Lean practices as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was reported that 93.8% of companies have adjusted Lean practices as a result of the pandemic. Those practices include social distancing requirements (6 feet apart), having virtual meetings, temperature scanning and disinfecting equipment. Some speci...Read More
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