Lean Construction Events: Classes, Workshops, and Lean Coffee

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01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
WEBINAR: Lean in PreConstruction: How to Win from the Start
Virtual
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“We do not win on the project – we win in pre-construction,” says colleague Jason Schroeder. And indeed, if 70% of the project costs are locked in during the earliest stage of design, then at least 70% of probable success is determined in the PreConstruction Phase – which in recent years overlaps with design. PreConstruction has become far more than building strategy, procurement and buy-out. In this fast-paced webinar we will explore how some of the most successful general contractors are utilizing Lean methodologies and approaches to assure successful project outcomes: quality and safety “designed-in” along with offsite fabrication and pre-assembly, long lead-time procurement, construction plans that predict and overcome constraints, schedules that flow, buyout coordination for materials and sequencing,...
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Tue
07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Oklahoma
07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
A Lean Coffee - (Oklahoma CoP)
Oklahoma
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Join us for a. IN-PERSON 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...
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Utilizing Technology for Lean and Process Improvement (Greater Des Moines CoP)
Iowa - Greater Des Moines
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Continuous Improvement is a core tenant of Lean and technology can be a great way to improve flow and eliminate waste. Hear from a panel of Lean practitioners about the ways technology has helped improve processes (big and small) at their companies with: drones, 360 cameras, Miro, and more. Speaker: Trevor Otto is an Estimating Manager at JE Dunn and has utilized Lean practices on jobsites and in preconstruction   Coffee and breakfast items will be provided.
07:00 AM - 04:50 PM
Lean Roadshow DETROIT – Engage with Lean Experts in Your Backyard!
Michigan
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Join us for the Lean Roadshow as we bring top-quality Lean learning to your backyard. Get highly applicable instruction targeted to your specific experience level on either of the two days of immersive education. This program will create the environment that will spark enthusiasm and curiosity, and share tools to start and/or support you on your Lean journey. The Lean Roadshow will promote education, networking and first-hand experience from those who are industry experts. Registration is limited to Day 1 OR Day 2 for each registrant.
03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Measuring Lean Implementation: It’s Not a Yes or No Answer (Northern California CoP)
California - Northern California
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Lean teams use Lean tools in a Lean culture. But what does it really mean to implement a Lean tool and how do you measure culture? Just as a commitment to a quality assurance process is not the same as fully implementing Quality at the Source, a desire to eliminate waste does not by itself make a team Lean. Beyond that, there is a difference between a team that says it uses a Lean tool and one that understands, effectively uses, and promotes the tool. Attendees will learn an easily replicable self-assessment process that they can use to consistently and honestly measure the team health and levels of Lean implementation, along with proven tips to help the process run smoothly....
04:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Annual Networking Event and Owners Panel (St. Louis CoP)
Missouri - St. Louis
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Come join us at the LCI St. Louis Community of Practice’s Annual Networking Event for a great opportunity to connect with owners, A/E firms, contractors, and trade partners from the St Louis region. There will be an Owners Panel with representatives from Washington University School of Medicine, Mercy, and Procter & Gamble. Our panel guests will share their perspectives and experiences with Lean Construction in the region. Panelists: Geralyn Lynch is the Executive Director, Facilities Planning Design and Construction at Mercy. Josh Clark is Capital Systems and Project Manager at Procter & Gamble, St Louis, Missouri. He’s a founding and Core Group Member of the LCI St. Loui’s Community of Practice. Steve Sobo is the Executive Director of Strategic Projects...
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Thu
07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Carolinas
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Minnesota
07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
2023 Look Ahead (Carolinas CoP)
Carolinas
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What do we want to see event wise from LCI Carolinas this year?
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....
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Fri
07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Ohio - Ohio Valley
07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
A Lean Coffee (Ohio Valley CoP)
Ohio - Ohio Valley
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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...
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Wed
08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Indiana - Central Indiana
03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Texas - Dallas/Fort Worth
08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Maximizing Your VDC & Fabrication (Central Indiana CoP)
Indiana - Central Indiana
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This program will be a panel discussion with representatives from multiple specialty contractors discussing the opportunities to excel on projects through virtual design, fabrication, collaboration, and creativity. Companies participating on the panel include: North Mechanical Circle B ERMCO Pepper Construction Poynter Ryan Fire Protection
03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
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....
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...
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
DC Metro Core Team Introduction and 2023 Event Highlights (DC Metro CoP)
DC Metro
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The DC Metro Community of Practice is looking for construction and design professionals interested in supporting the LCI Mission and to help inspire and educate the design and construction community. Whether you are looking to learn more about Lean or looking for a deeper engagement in the Lean community, the DC Metro CoP is for you! Join us for a virtual “Meet & Greet” with the DC Metro Core Group and learn about open leadership roles to support the advancement of Lean project delivery methods in DC, MD, VA and help shape the CoP strategy. A preview of our 2023 DC Metro Events Schedule will be shared.
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Mon
07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Colorado
07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
A Lean Coffee: 5S (Colorado CoP)
Colorado
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The purpose of a Lean Coffee is 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...
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Wed
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Arizona
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...
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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....
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
WEBINAR: LCI Course - Introduction to Lean Project Delivery
Virtual
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Most project teams seek ways to add more value for their clients while meeting schedule and budget requirements. By focusing on value and recognizing the various types of waste in project delivery processes, productivity can be increased by implementing the Lean approaches taught in Introduction to Lean Project Delivery. In this webinar, you will gain insight to Lean Project Delivery by understanding how Lean connects people, principles and practices to optimize results by shifting both thinking and behaviors. This webinar, which includes real-life design and construction examples will be an important step on your journey to becoming a Lean Thinker.  Learning Objectives: Gain an understanding of the breakdowns with current project delivery methods, discover the goals and benefits of implementing...
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Fri
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Louisiana - New Orleans
01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Ohio - Northern Ohio
07:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Lean Conversations – Respect for People (Georgia CoP)
Georgia
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In Lean, Respect for People is the central tenant. It is the foundational core of Lean in construction. At this meeting of the Georgia Community of Practice we have an open conversation of what Respect for People means to each of us, to the companies we work for, and how we apply and show it daily.
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
NOLA Lean’s Congress Recap- Gumbo Lagniappe (New Orleans CoP)
Louisiana - New Orleans
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Did you miss out on the amazing opportunity to learn from your peers and industry experts at this past year’s LCI 2022 Congress?  Did you attend but weren’t able to partake in all of the many opportunities available? Did you attend and learn something valuable that has to be shared with our community for the betterment of our industry? If these apply to you, then join NOLA Lean for a Lean Coffee focused on highlights from LCI Congress, the national convention held this past October. Come hear what local professionals learned and how it impacts their lives and work. Share your thoughts and engage the group in discussion aimed toward building people to build better. Panelists: Layne Court – Senior...
01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Gemba Walk for Lean in Design (Northern Ohio CoP)
Ohio - Northern Ohio
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Understand how Lean is utilized throughout the Design Phases of a Project. Host: Bryan Wahl, Bostwick Design PartnershipBryan brings an advanced understanding of the application of Lean methods to the design process and is recognized as a national leader in Lean Project Delivery. He applies 23 years of experience in project management to deliver projects on time, on budget, and with high quality.

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:

  • 2023: Oct. 24-27, Detroit, MI
  • 2024: Oct. 22-25, San Diego, CA
  • 2025: Oct. 21-24, Arlington, TX
LCI Congress

Lean in Design Forum

June 20-21

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

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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