Lean Construction Events: Classes, Workshops, and Lean Coffee

Lean Events

Collaboration & Integration

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01:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Unlock Potential and Increase Efficiency with Pods & Panels
Webinar
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Please use the link you will be provided from GoToWebinar, after you have registered, to add this webinar to your calendar. **This webinar will be recorded and the video will be available on the 2023 LCI Congress website**
04
Wed
03:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Wisconsin Community of Practice
03:30 PM - 07:00 PM
A3 Problem Solving: Unleash Your Problem-Solving Potential
Wisconsin Community of Practice
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          Who Should Attend? Beginners: If you’re new to A3 problem solving, this workshop provides a solid foundation. Learn how to define problems, analyze root causes, and develop effective solutions using the A3 methodology. Our experienced instructors will guide you every step of the way, ensuring you leave with practical skills you can apply immediately. Experts: For those well-versed in A3 problem solving, this workshop offers an opportunity to refine your skills, share your experiences, and explore advanced strategies. Dive deep into complex problem-solving scenarios, gain insights from fellow experts, and enhance your ability to lead transformative changes within your organization. What You’ll Gain: Practical Knowledge: Understand the A3 problem-solving process from start to finish, including...
05
Thu
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Webinar
02:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Northern Ohio Community of Practice
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Digital Strategies Drive Lean Insights
Webinar
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Please use the link you will be provided from GoToWebinar, after you have registered, to add this webinar to your calendar. **This webinar will be recorded and the video will be available on the 2023 LCI Congress website**
01:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Simplify Your Construction Planning: Go Digital with Hoylu
Webinar
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Please use the link you will be provided from GoToWebinar, after you have registered, to add this webinar to your calendar. **This webinar will be recorded and the video will be available on the 2023 LCI Congress website**
02:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Lean Congress Presentation Preview
Northern Ohio Community of Practice
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Speakers: Akron Children’s Team Scott Radcliff, ACHA, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB [Hasenstab Architects] Brian Lapolla AIA, MBA, LEED AP [Akron Children’s Hospital] Joseph K. DeSalvo, CHC [DeSalvo Construction] Jennifer Smith [Akron Children’s Hospital]   360 Digital Workflow Team Todd Gerber [Welty | Gilbane Joint Venture] Neale Whitehead [Welty | Gilbane Joint Venture] Donald Lawrence [Southland Industries] Dan Karas [HGA] Parking is available behind the building in a lot accessible from Prospect or Euclid Westbound. Additional street parking is available on Prospect.
06
Fri
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Webinar
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
LCI Field Crew Huddle Virtual Lean Coffee
Webinar
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Join us for a virtual Field Crew Huddle Lean Coffee to learn and support each other in our Lean endeavors! You will participate in an open conversation in a safe, small, and low-pressure environment. Together, we’ll talk about Lean Construction Institute and LCI Congress. You’ll learn about the exciting opportunities you have as Trade partners to engage in the Lean community. This is an opportunity to share the problems you are solving, the issues you want to solve, and lessons you are learning on your Lean Journey. No previous Lean experience is required.  Lean Coffee Format: All topics are open for consideration. There are no irrelevant topic and any participant can propose a topic. Each proposer takes 15 to 30 seconds to pitch...
01:00 PM - 01:30 PM
A Lean Method Eliminates Trade Damage on Welded Metal Frames
Webinar
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Please use the link you will be provided from GoToWebinar, after you have registered, to add this webinar to your calendar. **This webinar will be recorded and the video will be available on the 2023 LCI Congress website**
12
Thu
07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Los Angeles & Orange County Community of Practice
07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
Carolinas Community of Practice
01:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Minnesota Community of Practice
03:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Wisconsin Community of Practice
03:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Central Indiana Community of Practice
07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
In-Person Lean Coffee
Los Angeles & Orange County Community of Practice
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Each proposer takes 15 to 30 seconds to pitch their topic, written on a sticky note, to the group. Once all topics have been pitched, voting begins to establish a priority for discussing the topics. Topics are then ordered from highest to lowest votes and examined accordingly. Participants will receive 8 minutes of time to discuss the topic. After 8 minutes there will be a ‘thumbs up/ thumbs down’ to decide whether or not the discussion should continue. Thumbs up equals 4 more minutes on the clock. This happens until it is agreed that the topic has been discussed to satisfaction. Takeaways are considered and then the topic with the next largest amount of votes is addressed.  Come as you...
07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
A Virtual Lean Coffee
Carolinas Community of Practice
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  Thank you to our Virtual Event host: Construction ACHE Solutions
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
How OpenSpace Reality Capture Connects Field & Office Teams
Webinar
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Please use the link you will be provided from GoToWebinar, after you have registered, to add this webinar to your calendar. **This webinar will be recorded and the video will be available on the 2023 LCI Congress website**
01:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Real-Time Analytics Meets Patented Pull Planning
Webinar
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Please use the link you will be provided from GoToWebinar, after you have registered, to add this webinar to your calendar. **This webinar will be recorded and the video will be available on the 2023 LCI Congress website**
01:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Reliable Workflow: The Parade of Trades Simulation and a
Minnesota Community of Practice
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      Speaker: Ryan Ring, Senior Coach, LeanProject Ryan is an experienced Lean Construction coach with over 22 years’ experience in the construction industry.  A third-generation carpenter, Ryan held positions from apprentice through superintendent before becoming a full-time coach over seven years ago.  A former chair of The Lean Construction Institute’s Minnesota Community of Practice, Ryan’s passion for improving the lives of those who work in the industry makes him a great resource for the people he coaches.   Registration fee: $40.00 Park in NE part of lot – map attached. Happy Hour following the event with light refreshments and canned beverages. Happy Hour sponsored by:    
03:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Appropriate Use of Prefabrication
Wisconsin Community of Practice
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  Speaker: Trevor Mann, JP Cullen Trevor has been with JP Cullen for 8 years and attended the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He brings and extensive, Lean background and wealth of experience in streamlining processes and increasing quality through automation, creativity, and successful management of people and ideas at JP Cullen. Trevor leads the prefabrication efforts at JP Cullen to increase quality, speed, and efficiency to deliver reduced costs and expedited schedule to our partners.   Street Parking: Limited S Butler St S Hancock St E Main St Ramp Parking: Hourly US Bank Building Parking Ramp Block 89 Parking Ramp Dayton/Pinckney Ramp Capitol Square North Garage   Snacks and Beverages will be provided
03:30 PM - 06:00 PM
3rd Annual Innovation Fair
Central Indiana Community of Practice
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  Sponsorship opportunities available!     Exhibitors and Sponsors will be responsible for providing their own display, including tent, table, chairs, etc.. In the event of heavy rain/thunderstorms, the Innovation Fair will be rescheduled for the following day.  We will not cancel for light rain.   Please send additional questions to Heather Siemers [hsiemers@pepperconstruction.com] David Werking [dwerking@ermco.com]  
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Fri
07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Ohio Valley Community of Practice
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
DC Metro Community of Practice
07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
A Lean Coffee
Ohio Valley Community of Practice
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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 all topics have been pitched, voting begins to establish a priority for discussing the topics. Topics are then ordered from highest to lowest votes and examined accordingly. Participants will receive 8 minutes of time to discuss the topic. After 8 minutes there will be a ‘thumbs up/ thumbs down’ to decide whether or not the discussion should continue. Thumbs up equals 4 more minutes on the clock. This...
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
A Lean Coffee
DC Metro Community of Practice
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  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 all topics have been pitched, voting begins to establish a priority for discussing the topics. Topics are then ordered from highest to lowest votes and examined accordingly. Participants will receive 8 minutes of time to discuss the topic. After 8 minutes there will be a ‘thumbs up/ thumbs down’ to decide whether or not the discussion should continue. Thumbs up equals 4 more minutes on the clock....
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Tue
07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Chicago Community of Practice
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Greater Des Moines Community of Practice
07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
An IN-PERSON Lean Coffee
Chicago Community of Practice
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Speakers: Brian Garcea, Lean Coffee Co-Chair – RG Construction John Zachara, Lean Coffee Co-Chair – IFS Group Joe Pecoraro, Lean Coffee Facilitator – Skender   Registration is free – Please pre-register.
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Measuring Continuous Improvement: The Last Planner System®
Greater Des Moines Community of Practice
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  After a brief presentation of the team’s planning & constraint boards, attendees will then participate in a jobsite tour. PPE will be required to participate in the jobsite tour.
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Fri
01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Chicago Community of Practice
01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Groundbreaking Career Fair!
Chicago Community of Practice
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Speakers: Anthony Camasta, The Hill Group – Operations Manager and Chicago CoP Leader Christin Araullo, Vader National Electric – Project Manager and LCI Chicago CoP Events Team Ratna Kunwar, Gilbane Building Company – Project Engineer and LCI Chicago CoP Academics Team Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be provided. Public paid parking is available near the event location, on street and garage. Information for Participating Companies: LCI Chicago CoP Sustaining Sponsors are extended complimentary exhibit space, but please register! 1 person may attend for each company exhibiting Display area provided.  No additional table/furniture may be brought in Company banner, swag, brochures and other promotional items are welcome Event location opens 15 minutes prior to event start for setup  
23
Mon
11:00 AM - 05:30 PM
LCI National
11:00 AM - 05:30 PM
LCI Golf Event
LCI National
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24
Tue
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
LCI Golf Event
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
LCI Golf Event
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
25th Annual LCI Congress in Detroit, MI
LCI Golf Event
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25 YEARS OF LEARNING: SUPERCHARGE YOUR LEAN JOURNEY IN THE MOTOR CITY! 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 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. Join more than 1,400 of your colleagues and industry leaders for the Lean event of the year. You will have the opportunity to earn continuing education credits, engage in cutting-edge Lean methods, and network with your peers and Lean leaders. For full descriptions of the sessions,...
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Silent Auction at 2023 Congress Detroit
25th Annual LCI Congress in Detroit, MI
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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:

  • 2024: Oct. 22-25, San Diego, California
  • 2025: Oct. 21-24, Arlington, Texas
  • 2026: Oct. 13-16, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2027: Oct. 25-28, Long Beach, California
LCI Congress

Lean in Design Forum

May 1-2, 2024

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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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.

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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.

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