Welcome to Lean Design & Construction!

Lean Construction Institute (LCI) is a non-profit organization, founded in 1997. The Institute operates as a catalyst to transform the industry through lean project delivery using an operating system centered on a common language, fundamental principles, and basic practices. We have these broad goals:

  • Create Industry Demand for Lean
  • Grow and Sustain Members
  • Develop Lean Knowledge
  • Develop Lean Capacity
  • Develop Collaboration and Distribution Channels

Lean and Safety

Monday, September 22, 2014



The Project Production System Laboratory and the Lean Construction Institute invite you to spend a day with Professor Sidney Dekker from Griffith University, a leading practitioner, academic, and advocate for a new approach to safety.

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Beyond Design and Construction - Advancing Building Information Modeling for Post Occupancy (San Diego CoP)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The proliferation of Building Information Modeling (BIM) use on construction projects creates unique opportunities for owners in the post occupancy phases of a building lifecycle. This presentation will help owners and service providers understand what these areas of potential synergy are, and how they can work together to fully exploit this technology trend.

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Monday, September 22, 2014 @ 08:00


Featured Article

Monday, September 15, 2014

Public agencies may want to take a good look at some recently released results of what is believed to be the largest study of lean construction programs ever conducted in the United States. The study reports that a lean strategy enabled San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) to save an average of $900,000 per project and $13.6 million in change orders over past experience, yield an additional $7.7 million in project savings, and reduce maintenance costs by 53 percent over a three-year period.