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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07
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...
08
Wed
05:00 PM - 07:30 PM
California - Northern California
05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
California - Northern California
05:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Lean Happy Hour (Northern California CoP | SAN FRANCISCO)
California - Northern California
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Join us for a Lean Happy Hour to learn and support each other in our Lean endeavors!  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. Based on our conversation with you, you’ll help us provide more relevant topics for our monthly presentations. 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!    Appetizers and drinks will be provided.
05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Lean Happy Hour (Northern California CoP | SACRAMENTO)
California - Northern California
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Join us for a Lean Happy Hour to learn and support each other in our Lean endeavors!  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. Based on our conversation with you, you’ll help us provide more relevant topics for our monthly presentations. 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!    Appetizers and drinks will be provided.
09
Thu
07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Carolinas
07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Carolinas
03:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Minnesota
03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
California - Northern California
07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
A Lean Coffee CHARLOTTE AREA (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....
07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
A Lean Coffee GREENVILLE AREA (Carolinas CoP)
Carolinas
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To unite and improve the construction industry throughout South Carolina through community. Join us for our first IN-PERSON Lean Coffee of 2023 for coffee, donuts, and some time to learn about Lean Topics and get to know others in the industry who are fired up about Lean Construction! 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...
03:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Lean Brew at Surly Brewing (Minnesota CoP)
Minnesota
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Meet face-to-face with Lean professionals from the Twin City area. Designers, GC’s, Trade Partners, Owners and Vendors Informal gathering to share some Lean thoughts and stories Q/A for anyone interested in Core Team or other CoP roles
03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
VIRTUAL Lean Happy Hour (Northern California CoP)
California - Northern California
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Join us for a virtual Lean Happy Hour to learn and support each other in our Lean endeavors!  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. Based on our conversation with you, you’ll help us provide more relevant topics for our monthly presentations. 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! 
10
Fri
07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Ohio - Ohio Valley
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
DC Metro
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Utah - Salt Lake City
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...
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
A Lean Coffee (DC Metro CoP)
DC Metro
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Join us for a Lean Coffee at the LCI Headquarters 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...
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
The 5 Whys (Salt Lake City CoP)
Utah - Salt Lake City
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The 5 Whys is a Lean practice utilized in identifying and addressing the Root Cause of challenges faced in the design and delivery process. Speaker: Thomas Quam, Okland ConstructionThom brings 36 years of experience in the construction industry including 18 years in Architecture and 18 years in construction. He has helped launch and shape the LCI CoP in Salt Lake City and brings a passionate desire to help reshape the construction industry for all.
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
WEBINAR: LCI Course - Lean in the Design Phase
Virtual
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During the Design Phase, teams seek ways to improve client outcomes while maximizing design excellence. Lean in the Design Phase webinar participants gain insight to Lean approaches and tools relative to the design phase to optimize team communication, collaboration and results. Learners will understand how a Lean strategy can drive innovative solutions by connecting people, principles and practices. This webinar is foundationally important for anyone involved in preconstruction to improve the impact you are having on the project outcomes. Learning Objectives: Learn key definitions of Lean, review foundational goals and benefits, recognize key components, and discover the Eight Wastes. Learn how to connect people through collaborative communication by understanding the Lean mindset and identifying keys to developing a high-performing team....
07:45 AM - 04:45 PM
Lean Roadshow IRVINE – Engage with Lean Experts in Your Backyard!
California - LA / Orange County
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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.
03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Go and See Lean Principles applied at an ACTIVE site!! (Ohio Valley CoP)
Ohio - Ohio Valley
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LCI Ohio Valley CoP Go and See Lean principles at Turner’s TriHealth Bethesda North Project, focusing on: Prefabrication 5S  Eliminating Wastes Site Hosts: Richard Zehring – Project Manager, Turner Construction Company Rob Hudepohl – Project Superintendent, Turner Construction Company Joe Newton – Lean Coach, Turner Construction Company
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Pull Tending (Understanding the Last Planner System® while Pull Planning cocktails & other non-alcoholic drink options) (Arizona CoP)
Arizona
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An interactive course on the Last Planner System and Pull Planning. If you are interested in learning more about pull planning, or you just need a Wednesday afternoon cocktail, then this is the event for you.  After a short introduction on Pull Planning and the Last Planner System, we will have a hands-on course where we break into teams to plan and implement the most efficient flow for making individual cocktails.  The event will last about 90 minutes and has been proven to be a lot of fun. Speakers: Eric Ubersax, Devenney Group ArchitectsAs Director of Integration, Eric’s primary role is to ensure that project teams are set up for success. Focused heavily on the health and culture of a...
16
Thu
08:00 AM - 09:15 AM
Carolinas
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Iowa - Greater Des Moines
08:00 AM - 09:15 AM
A Lean Coffee RALEIGH AREA (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....
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Lean Cocktails (Greater Des Moines CoP)
Iowa - Greater Des Moines
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Join us for “Lean Cocktails” 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. Once...
23
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....
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
WEBINAR: LCI Course - Introduction to the Last Planner System®
Virtual
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Unpredictable workflows correlate with an increase in construction costs and schedules. The Last Planner System® (LPS®) was developed to improve predictability while maximizing efficiency and safety.  In the Introduction to The Last Planner System webinar, you will discover the five connected planning conversations of LPS and how they improve communication, trust, transparency and reliability.  This webinar, which includes real-life examples of LPS implementation will be a first step in mastering the System. Learning Objectives: Recognize the need for predictability on projects and how LPS creates more predictable outcomes. Gain an overview understanding of each of the five connected planning conversations of LPS and how they interrelate. Discover the basic mechanics of LPS including the foundational base of reliable commitments. Understand...

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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