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

Using Lean to touch the Sky (Dallas-Fort Worth CoP)

Wednesday, December 3, 2014


This event is a case study presentation with an optional walking tour of the building, following the presentation. The presentation will include the Lean Thinking that went into the approach to building the high rise SkyHouse projects, and the implementation of Lean Construction tools in executing the eleven projects to date. We plan to show the evolution in using Lean Construction tools in their jobsite planning meetings. We wiill disucuss major project challenges and lessons learned.

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Lean Turnaround & Who is the Real Last Planner (Central Florida CoP)

Wednesday, December 10, 2014


Though he began his lean journey at General Electric, Mr. Byrne is most recognizable for the lean implementation he led as CEO of Wiremold. He has since led lean transformations in over 30 companies as CEO through his work as Operating Partner with J.W.Childs Associates, L.P., which he chronicles in The Lean Turnaround. In addition to providing a repeatable implementation methodology, The Lean Turnaround highlights the role of the leader and the fact that a lean strategy can be used to turn around any type of company.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

In The Press

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.

LCI Recognizes Romano Nickerson with Annual Chairman’s Award
Wednesday, October 01, 2014

The Lean Construction Institute (LCI) today announced that its board of directors has voted unanimously to award Romano Nickerson, Boulder Associates Architects the Chairman’s Award, LCI’s premier annual recognition for an individual who has served the Institute with extraordinary distinction and furthered its mission of transforming design and construction through Lean tools and techniques.