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: Taking a Closer Look

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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WEBINAR- A Lean Coach's Analysis of Last Planner Successes and Failures, with Dan Fauchier - Session II

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Dan Fauchier will discuss how a dozen or more project teams (design and construction, current and past) have implemented Last PlannerĀ® System (LPS), the triumphs and stumbles, the pitfalls and challenges, on a variety of project types (schools, hospitals, prisons, commercial, residential). He will share case histories, show photos, demonstrate his energetic 15 minute kickoff explanation of LPS (it will give you some ideas on tightly coupling learning with action), give tips on facilitating LPS sessions, and take lots of questions. This session will be very interactive.

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Target Value Design with David Umstot (Wisconsin CoP)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Join the LCI Wisconsin CoP for a national all-day workshop event on "Target Value Design," hosted by HGA, Milwaukee. David Umstot, PE, of Umstot Project & Facilities Solutions, LLC and the San Diego CoP will share his experience as an owner using Target Value Design on 15 Projects valued at more than $300M. These projects range in value from $6M to $49M. This workshop is designed for builders, architects, engineers, and specialty trade contractors.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Featured Article

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Over half of the firms that are familiar with Lean but are not using any Lean practices find that nine different benefits from achieving Lean would be highly influential on their decision to use a Lean approach.

While some factors do appear to influence a wider range of companies, this finding does suggest that emphasizing the range of benefits to be achieved by implementing Lean will be an effective way to engage a broad swath of the industry.