Lean Construction Institute (LCI) is a member based organization whose mission is to transform the fragmented design and construction industry through lean thinking, tools and technology. We strive to re integrate our very isolated industries and create extraordinary value for all project stakeholders. Our plans include: developing research products to help companies implement lean production more effectively; learning programs to help answer the “why” and “how” of lean implementation; and unique national and regional activities to promote lean learning and networking across the industry. We encourage you to examine these and other LCI procedures in the following topics:

Lean and Covid-19 – Resources and Solutions

Solution & Resources for adjusting to COVID-19 Impacts on the design & construction industry

Our Industry is Broken

Lean Design and Construction represents a set of proven solutions to a siloed capital project delivery industry characterized by stagnant productivity, schedule delays, budget overruns and dissatisfied clients. Lean represents a proven remedy for the conflict-ridden, high-stress environment of project

Your Lean Journey

Your Lean journey results in a new approach to project delivery, with enhanced collaboration among all parties to the project team. Find out here about LCI resources to assist, whatever part of the project team you represent.


Continuous learning is foundational to your Lean journey. Therefore LCI has created multiple learning opportunities in a variety of formats to meet your learning needs including online learning, in-person, books, videos and more.


Join LCI in our mission to transform the built environment through Lean Design and Construction. Discover the benefits of being an LCI member, and access exclusive LCI corporate member content, today!

Upcoming Events

LCI events bring together members of the design and construction industry who share a passion for innovative Lean solutions, providing attendees solid takeaways to implement in their own work.

Local Communities

Whether you are a seasoned Lean Design and Construction practitioner or just starting out, support and continuous learning are essential. LCI nationally supported Communities of Practice (CoPs) offer opportunities to connect locally, participate in education courses and workshops, hear from local Lean project teams, attend Gemba walks, and more.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

LCI is committed to furthering Equity, Diversity and Inclusion programs in our industry. Lean tools and thinking are tailor-made to enable such policies, thanks to our cornerstone tenet of respect for people and the goal of encouraging everyone to contribute improvement ideas on the project. Find out more here.

Practitioner's Resources

LCI has made available various practical resources to support the Lean Practitioner on their journey. Please share these guides and tools with your company and project teams to improve your project outcomes.


LCI Sponsors research to help promote understanding of the benefits of Lean and tools to support implementation. Check out the latest from our Research Committee.

Enterprise Lean Transformation (ELT)

Enterprise Lean Transformation (ELT) represents efforts to extend Lean thinking beyond the project site to other areas within the company as a total enterprise.

What’s New?

Get immediate access to the latest news and developments in Lean Design and Construction. Visit the What’s New section of the website to find out how LCI and our members are working tirelessly to transform the built environment.


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