Lean Construction Events: Classes, Workshops, and Lean Coffee

Lean Events

Collaboration & Integration

Find upcoming events near you through LCI’s calendar of events and check back regularly for new event postings. Never miss a networking or educational opportunity when you join your local Community of Practice! Contact us with any inquiries.
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04
Tue
07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Oklahoma
07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
HYBRID Lean Coffee - (Oklahoma CoP)
Oklahoma
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Join us for a virtual Lean Coffee to learn and support each other in our Lean endeavors! Take part in an open conversation in a safe, small and low-pressure environment about the topics that are relevant to our Lean community. We want to hear about the problems you are solving, the issues you want to solve, and lessons you’ve learned on your Lean Journey. No previous Lean experience is required.

11:45 AM - 01:00 PM
Supporting Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® Need for Rapid and Reliable Validation (L.A./Orange County CoP)
California - LA / Orange County
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The Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® team is in the business of innovation. Evaluating a large number of highly diverse and complex projects is a perpetual, and often challenging, part of their business. Fully understanding the Scope of each project is essential to their mission. Presenting the Scope in a format that could be quickly and easily understood by diverse stakeholders would help the project team create a common understanding and a “shared memory artifact” of the Scope. Lockheed Martin worked with Burns & McDonnel (BMcD) to try using Fundamental Scope Blocks (FSBs) to meet the client’s expectations for a “minimum viable product” to support their capital funding planning process.

05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Lean Happy Hour – Open Mic and LCI Congress Hype Night (New Orleans CoP)
Louisiana - New Orleans
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Come join your local community of Lean enthusiasts for a few drinks, some networking, and a preview of LCI’s premier event coming to New Orleans October 17th-21st.  Register and you might just win a ticket to LCI Congress just by showing up to this Happy Hour. That’s right! We’re raffling off one two-day pass to LCI Congress with a complimentary Gemba tour to one lucky attendee.

02:30 PM - 05:00 PM
LCI 2022 Congress Presentations - Preview (Mid-Atlantic CoP)
Mid-Atlantic
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Join us for a Mid-Atlantic CoP Preview of (2) Presentations that will be delivered to a National Audience at the 2022 LCI Congress in New Orleans. This is a great opportunity to get a “taste” of what Congress is all about if you’ve never been there before or can’t make it this year, and to give these teams an opportunity to hone their presentations before the “BIG SHOW!”

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
EXHIBITOR WEBINAR: Enabling Lean Practices in Construction Through Technology
Virtual
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This webinar will introduce technology in a way that addresses change management, supports adoption and adds value. As well as provide an understanding of Agile Construction, and its role in creating a lean, efficient, productive jobsite.

03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
5S Manager: Countermeasure to Chaos (Colorado CoP)
Colorado
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Want to get 5S from concept to sustained reality? Hear the story of the Denver Airport project where a labor foreman became a hands-on 5S manager focused on developing relationships with trade foremen, rolling up his sleeves to shift plans into action, and sustaining this through follow-on efforts.  Learn about the cheesy, but wildly popular Golden Dustpan Award, the one-page Trade 5S plan conversation starter, and 5S Walks, featuring a bite-size 5S class followed by real work and real action plans.  If you want 5S to be an X factor in hitting your schedules, reducing accidents, and creating harmony in your projects, attend this session.

11
Tue
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Iowa - Greater Des Moines
01:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Illinois - Chicago
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Illinois - Chicago
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Last Planner Tools on UIHC North Liberty Campus (Greater Des Moines CoP)
Iowa - Greater Des Moines
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Presentation covering the Last Planner tools being used on the University of Iowa Health Clinics new campus in North Liberty. After the demonstration of the planning tools used on the project will be a site tour.

All attendees must bring their own PPE: Vest, hard hat, safety glasses, gloves, and boots are required.

01:00 PM - 01:30 PM
EXHIBITOR WEBINAR: Modernizing Construction Change Management
Illinois - Chicago
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
EXHIBITOR WEBINAR: Complexity Simplified with vPlanner
Illinois - Chicago
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07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Lean Coffee (Los Angeles & Orange County CoP)
California - LA / Orange County
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Join us for a Lean Coffee to learn and support each other in our Lean  endeavors! Take part in an open conversation in a safe, small and  low-pressure environment about the topics that are relevant to our Lean  community. We want to hear about the problems you are solving, the  issues you want to solve, and lessons you’ve learned on your Lean  Journey. No previous Lean experience is required.

01:00 PM - 01:30 PM
EXHIBITOR WEBINAR: Improve Operations, Drive Profitability, Mitigate Risk | Exploring the ROI of Digitizing the Planning Process
Illinois - Chicago
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07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
A Virtual Lean Coffee (Chicago CoP)
Illinois - Chicago
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Join us for a Lean Coffee to learn and support each other in our Lean endeavors! Take part in an open conversation in a safe, small and low-pressure environment about the topics that are relevant to our Lean community. We want to hear about the problems you are solving, the issues you want to solve, and lessons you’ve learned on your Lean Journey.  No previous Lean experience is required.

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
EXHIBITOR WEBINAR: Encouraging Conversations in the Construction Lifecycle
Virtual
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From initiation to closure, the benefits of adopting digital tools and services in the completion of construction projects is increasingly being realized. These tools are redefining the way projects are managed and built. This digital transformation is providing opportunities to improve efficiency, efficacy and on-time and on-budget project completion. While promising significant benefits, digital transformation demands new ways of working with information, artifacts, and team members. This webinar illustrates the need and role of conversations in this new technology milieu to avoid misunderstandings and assumptions, getting to “I see what you mean.”

01:00 PM - 01:30 PM
EXHIBITOR WEBINAR: Executing BIM, COBie and Owner Requirements with a Single Source of Truth
Illinois - Chicago
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This webinar will discuss how Levcon Analytics bridges the gap between design and construction, brings stronger accountability to BIM execution plans, and reduces the time it takes to compile COBie reporting requirements.

18
Tue
06:45 AM - 04:45 PM
National
06:45 AM - 04:45 PM
24th Annual LCI Congress in New Orleans, LA
National
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Gain new ideas and perspectives that will enrich your work and drive your Lean practice forward. Playing a vital role in the ever-evolving design and construction industry for nearly 25 years, Congress is where your Lean community comes together for unparalleled knowledge-sharing across disciplines. Attendees come back year after year to reconnect while sharing experiences and successes—and return home with critical, actionable knowledge.

27
Thu
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Virtual
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
WEBINAR: How to Focus on Future Ambassadors
Virtual
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This webinar will focus on how you can do more by doing less by empowering the Last Planners to take charge of their own destiny. It will cover how to teach and guide the Last Planners to become more effective and develop an active role in leading their projects through collaborating amongst each other.

National Events

Explore LCI's National & Virtual Events

LCI Congress

October

For nearly 25 years, Congress is where your Lean community comes together for unparalleled knowledge-sharing across disciplines. Attendees come back year after year to reconnect while sharing experiences and successes—and return home with critical, actionable knowledge. Upcoming dates include:

LCI Congress

Lean in Design Forum

May

As a member of the design community, your involvement in the beginning of the project planning process is crucial. From saving the team from delivering projects late to ensuring the greatest value in these projects, your role is vital to your team’s success. Lean in design can help you continue to exceed expectations!

Lean in Design Forum
A wide view of LCI Congress with people sitting at round tables in a presentation room

Respect for People

June

This is an event for all roles in the AEC industry. The issue of mental health and well-being effects all of us, whether we work in the Design Community (Architects, Engineers), with a trade partner, in preconstruction and estimating, or for an Owner or general contractor.

Respect for People

Lean Roadshow

Various Dates

The Lean Roadshow has been designed to offer attendees of Day 1 foundational information and hands-on learning simulations. Day 2 is designed for the more experienced Lean Construction practitioner and will focus on a more advanced and in-depth application of the Last Planner System® within a real-world context.

Lean Roadshow

Webinars

Virtual Learning Sessions

Expand your Lean education with no travel downtime or lost work days. LCI offers webinars on a variety of Lean principles conducted by LCI instructors and industry experts with real life case studies and examples.

Webinars

Join The Lean Transformation

Join us through local, national and virtual events, resources, education, research products, certification programs, local communities of practice and more. Become a member to get access to even more knowledge that will move your Lean journey forward, plus obtain discounts on events.