Lean Construction Events: Classes, Workshops, and Lean Coffee

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01
Tue
07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Oklahoma
03:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Wisconsin - Milwaukee
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. This is going to be an interactive virtual session and joining from your mobile device may be frustrating. For that reason, we are only allowing attendees to join from your computer. We also ask that everyone #turnyourcameraon! It will enrich the experience for all participants. Participants from cross functional roles...
03:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Perfection: NBA World Champions (Milwaukee CoP)
Wisconsin - Milwaukee
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Join Pat Connaughton of the Milwaukee Bucks to wrap up the 2022 Milwaukee Community of Practice’s four part series. This event will follow Pat’s journey to perfection. 
11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Implementation of Lean practices in delivering Butler Science Building – Panel discussion with the Owner, Design Team, GC & Trade Partners (Central Indiana CoP)
Indiana - Central Indiana
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This will be panel discussion with the Owner, Design Team, GC & Trade Partners. They will give an overview of the design & construction practices and how the collaborative team delivered the Butler Science Building utilizing Lean practices. Sepakers: David Werkling, Ermco Pat Keller, Butler University Pat Kinder, Pepper Construction Company Ryan O’Connell, Heapy Engineering Nic White, Ermco Kevin Silvus, North Mechanical Scott Gilliam, BSA LifeStructures
03
Thu
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Virtual
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Massachusetts - New England
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
WEBINAR: IPD for Small Projects
Virtual
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You are still more likely today to hear about the mega-project’s use of Integrated Project Delivery than the smaller projects. Although the big projects usually command all the attention, small projects make up a majority of the project landscape across the country. This presentation will focus on a large healthcare system located in Chicago, its first IPD projects utilizing an Integrated Form of Agreement (IFOA) and will also focus on small retail health clinics that were built with a hybrid Lean approach. The presenter is the Owner’s Representative who has worked for this client for over 2 decades on all capital project needs. This will allow for real world examples showing the progress being made by using the IPD tools...
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Congress DeBrief Lean Coffee + Social - A Hybrid Event (New England CoP)
Massachusetts - New England
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All hopped up on Lean from Congress? Join us for a Lean Coffee to capitalize on our shared excitement. 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. Participants from cross functional roles as designers, constructors, owners, trades partners, and associations propose discussion topics around any subject about which they want to learn – THERE ARE NO IRRELEVANT DISCUSSION TOPICS!  Each proposer takes 15 to 30 seconds to pitch their topic, written on a sticky note,...
08
Tue
07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Texas - Dallas/Fort Worth
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Iowa - Greater Des Moines
07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
A Lean Coffee (Dallas / Ft. Worth CoP)
Texas - Dallas/Fort Worth
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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.  Participants from cross functional roles as designers, constructors, owners, trades partners, and associations propose discussion topics around any subject about which they want to learn – THERE ARE NO IRRELEVANT DISCUSSION TOPICS!  Each proposer takes 15 to 30 seconds to pitch their topic, written on a sticky note, to the group....
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Parade of Trades Live Simulation (Greater Des Moines CoP)
Iowa - Greater Des Moines
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Learn how variation in work flow is the enemy to successful construction projects. Participate in a live game simulation to experience the impact of variation on the project schedule. A fun activity for everyone. Instructor: Larry Cormicle is the President of Cormicle Consulting Services, L.L.C. Larry brings his 24 years of professional experience as a general contractor, construction manager, and his 30 years as a professional construction educator into the classroom. Mr. Cormicle is the Leader of the Lean Construction Institute’s Greater Des Moines Community of Practice. Mr. Cormicle is a certified instructor of the AGC of America Lean Construction Education Program.
09
Wed
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Carolinas
03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
California - Northern California
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
A Virtual Lean Coffee (Carolinas CoP)
Carolinas
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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. Participants from cross functional roles as designers, constructors, owners, trades partners, and associations propose discussion topics around any subject about which they want to learn – THERE ARE NO IRRELEVANT DISCUSSION TOPICS! Each proposer takes 15 to 30 seconds to pitch their topic, written on a sticky note, to the group....
03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Hoshin Kanri Demystified (Northern California CoP)
California - Northern California
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This presentation will define and explain hoshin kanri, a.k.a. “Lean strategy deployment” in a way that everyone can understand and access. We’ll walk through our own Lean strategy deployment journey at Haley & Aldrich, including successes and lessons learned, and the type of effort required to reap the benefits of this powerful planning and execution approach. I’ll provide suggested resources to learn more about applying hoshin kanri in your own organization, and encourage questions, ideas, and discussion from the group.  Speaker: Kelly C. Meade, Haley & Adlrich, Inc. – Kelly is Haley & Aldrich’s Lean Journey Program Manager. She helps and learns alongside people in the built environment how to improve their potential through Lean – from the field to...
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
LEAN PRACTICE IN CANADA – Value defined by the owner (Arizona CoP)
Arizona
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Three projects will be discussed – one presented by an architecture representative, another by an owners representative and one by a Contractor representative – each will discuss the lean tools and practices that have been effective on these projects and why lean has been implemented. Speakers: Carla Ciepliski – Colliers Project LeadersCarla is a Lean and IPD advisor and coach who happens to be an industrial engineer working in the construction industry. She started her career in Procter & Gamble at a time when they were practicing an integrated work system and high performing team approach to what is now named ‘Lean’, using the Toyota business system as motivation (meaning holistically and beyond the production line).  After working abroad, Carla...
10
Thu
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Minnesota
03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Florida - Central Florida
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A Hybrid Lean Coffee - (Minnesota CoP)
Minnesota
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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. Participants from cross functional roles as designers, constructors, owners, trades partners, and associations propose discussion topics around any subject about which they want to learn – THERE ARE NO IRRELEVANT DISCUSSION TOPICS! Each proposer takes 15 to 30 seconds to pitch their topic, written on a sticky note, to the group....
03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
2022 LCI Congress Recap (Central Florida CoP)
Florida - Central Florida
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Join us to hear from a panel of our own CoP members who made the trip to the 24th Annual LCI Congress in New Orleans.  With close to 1500 registrants in pursuit of continuous improvement and celebrating their Lean journeys, this year’s gathering is sure to produce valuable learning experiences that we’ll bring to you! Our panel will recap key takeaways and share videos from the four day conference and its theme of “Lean Gumbo: The Right Ingredients for Project Success!”  You’ll hear a sampling of the many breakout presentations featuring perspectives of various project team members, and plenary sessions that shared insight from national and local owners.
11
Fri
07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Georgia
08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Texas - Austin
07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
A Lean Coffee (Georgia CoP)
Georgia
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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. Participants from cross functional roles as designers, constructors, owners, trades partners, and associations propose discussion topics around any subject about which they want to learn – THERE ARE NO IRRELEVANT DISCUSSION TOPICS! Each proposer takes 15 to 30 seconds to pitch their topic, written on a sticky note, to the...
08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
The Lean Builder Workshop (Austin CoP)
Texas - Austin
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The Austin CoP is proud to partner with Associated General Contractors (AGC) Austin and Associated Builders and Contractors of Texas (ABC) in this full day workshop presented by Keyan Zandy and Joe Donarumo, authors of The Lean Builder. This workshop will give attendees a more hands-on approach to implementing The Last Planner System® onto their projects based on the principals outlined in the book. This course will also help cultivate a lean culture that you can take onto your jobsite and to your company.  Space is limited, so please register early.
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
LCI Congress 2022 is a wrap! Join us for takeaways from the Big Easy (Cascadia-Portland CoP)
Cascadia-Portland
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A huge shout out to all who traveled to New Orleans for LCI Congress from our Portland region! Come join your local community of Lean enthusiasts for an exciting evening of refreshments, networking, and a download of all things Congress in the Big Easy. Those who participated will be sharing their takeaways and ah-ha moments for an engaging discussion. Mardi Gras beads encouraged!
16
Wed
07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Wisconsin - Milwaukee
08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Carolinas
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Arizona
05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
California - San Diego
07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
A Lean Coffee (Milwaukee CoP)
Wisconsin - Milwaukee
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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.  Participants from cross functional roles as designers, constructors, owners, trades partners, and associations propose discussion topics around any subject about which they want to learn – THERE ARE NO IRRELEVANT DISCUSSION TOPICS!  Each proposer takes 15 to 30 seconds to pitch their topic, written on a sticky note, to the group....
08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Takt Scheduling (Carolinas CoP)
Carolinas
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Presentation will provide an overview of project execution using takt scheduling, including some example projects, as well an outline of pros/cons associated with this scheduling method. We’ll use the remaining time at the end for open discussion as well as Q/A. Speaker: Jason Harris – Project Executive, Messer Construction
03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
The Lean Construction Adoption Curve: How do you Convince the Unconvinced? (Ohio Valley CoP)
Ohio - Ohio Valley
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LCI Ohio Valley CoP will host a discussion on Lean Construction adoption and exploring the best practices and lessons learned when introducing the change and maintaining momentum once past the early adopters. Topics to be explored include: The adoption curve and how to engage with people who receive change differently. Tips and tricks on tailoring information sharing and training across an organization.
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
A Lean Happy Hour (Arizona CoP)
Arizona
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Join us for a Lean Happy Hour 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.Participants from cross functional roles such as designers, contractors, owners, trade partners and associations propose discussion topics around any subject about which they want to learn – THERE ARE NO IRRELEVANT DISCUSSION TOPICS!! Each proposer takes 15-30 seconds to pitch their topic, written on a sticky note, to the group. Once...
05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
A Lean Beer (San Diego CoP)
California - San Diego
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Come hear from attendees that went to New Orleans for Congress and learn what is at practice around the country! Pamela Hermosillo/Sundt Construction and Steve Wilson/HMC Architects will share their takeaways. Come for informal dialog and discussion.
17
Thu
07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Illinois - Chicago
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. Participants from cross functional roles as designers, constructors, owners, trades partners, and associations propose discussion topics around any subject about which they want to learn – THERE ARE NO IRRELEVANT DISCUSSION TOPICS! Each proposer takes 15 to 30 seconds to pitch their topic, written on a sticky note, to the group....
18
Fri
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Lean Espresso - An Intense Lean Coffee for Advanced Practitioners
Ohio - Ohio Valley
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Know the basics of Lean and ready for more comprehensive discussions? Lean Espresso is for you!   This Lean Coffee is designed to bring together Lean Enthusiasts and Specialists that are looking for a deeper-dive discussion with like-minded professionals. Lean Espresso follows the same format as a standard Lean Coffee. 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.  Participants from cross functional roles as designers, constructors, owners, trades partners, and associations propose discussion topics around any subject about which they want to...
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Webinar: Challenging conventional industry wisdom - How Tesla’s Gigafactories have upended standard design and construction Project Delivery (St. Louis CoP)
Virtual
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Industry Webinar: don’t miss the opportunity to hear from Tesla’s former Director of Global Construction, Matt Burkholder, on how he and his team reinvented design and construction project delivery to build Tesla’s Gigafactories at   record-breaking speed. In this webinar, you will gain an insight of how an owner disrupted industry assumptions to achieve what many believed not possible. Speakers: Matt Burkholder has 23 years of construction experience in the semiconductor and automotive industries, including working at Tesla and Intel. During his 7-1/2 year tenure at Tesla, he held multiple positions, including Director of Global Construction Procurement and Director of Global Supply Management. His experience includes Tesla’s Gigafactories in Freemont, CA, Reno, NV, Buffalo, NY and Austin, TX, and semiconductor factories...

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
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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

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