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.

LCI Vision:
Transform the Design and Construction Industry supply chain to provide value and enable other industries through Lean and integrated approaches.

Increase owner and construction supply chain satisfaction with design and construction delivery.

  • Deliver Standard Building Blocks for Lean and Integrated Delivery
  • Create Construction Industry Demand & Capacity for Lean & Integrated Approaches
  • Achieve Customer Value while Eliminating Waste throughout Project Life Cycle
  • Achieve Supply Chain Partner Value while Eliminating Waste throughout Project Life Cycle
  • Create a Vibrant Learning Environment across the Country to share Best Practices

Reliable Delivery of Capital Projects with Lean Integrated Project Delivery

Friday, January 30, 2015


James Pease will present his experience with Lean Integrated Project Delivery over the last six years at Sutter Health. The presentation will focus on several projects delivered with Integrated Forms of Agreement ranging in size from $3M to $160M.

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"A Lean Coach's Analysis of Last Planner® Successes and Failures"

Friday, February 6, 2015


Dan Fauchier will discuss how a dozen or more project teams (design and construction, current and past) have implemented Last Planner® 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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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

In The Press

James Pease Gives a Webinar on Reliable Delivery of Capital Projects with Lean Integrated Project Delivery
Friday, January 09, 2015

Learn more about lean construction methods applied to high dollar healthcare projects to help trim budgets, keep projects on timeline and eliminate waste.

David Umstot Hosts Lean Construction Institute (LCI) Webinar on Target Value Design for Businesses
Tuesday, November 11, 2014

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwired - Nov 10, 2014) - Dave Umstot is a well-respected speaker in the Lean Construction community. He will give a Webinar on "Target Value Design" on November 21, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EST. Learn more by visiting: http://www.leanconstruction.org/events/calendar/ and clicking on the November 21 webinar. Cost for members of Lean Construction Institute is $75; non-members $150. Participants register online and receive instructions on where to logon for the Webinar.