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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01
Fri
08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
New Orleans Community of Practice
08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Building Strong Teams - Three Perspectives
New Orleans Community of Practice
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05
Tue
03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Nashville Community of Practice
03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
5S and Lean
Nashville Community of Practice
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According to the Lean Construction Institute’s book, “Transforming Design and Construction: a Framework for Change,” 5S is the disciplined approach to maintaining order in the workplace, using visual controls to eliminate waste. During this event we will be reviewing 3 simple tips to deploy 5S on your jobsite or workspace and perform a Study Action Team (SAT) exercise to help maintain order in our workspaces.
06
Wed
03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Wisconsin Community of Practice
03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
MILWAUKEE AREA Lean Happy Hour
Wisconsin Community of Practice
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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.
07
Thu
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Webinar
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
LCI Certification: What Is the Difference?
Webinar
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Join us for this LCI certification webinar to learn the difference between industry-verified Lean certification vs other training certificates in the market. Panelists will share their experiences and motivation in taking the LCI certification and why practitioners should add it to their titles. Owners are looking for practitioners with the LCI-CPC and LCI-CPD. Attend the webinar to learn how these certifications help you differentiate yourself from others in the Lean design and construction industry and why they are becoming a “must have” for project teams.
08
Fri
07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Ohio Valley Community of Practice
07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
A Lean Coffee
Ohio Valley Community of Practice
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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.
12
Tue
07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Oklahoma Community of Practice
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Wisconsin Community of Practice
07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
A Lean Coffee
Oklahoma Community of Practice
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The topic of discussion for the Lean Coffee is as follows: Come learn and discuss Weekly work plans – different types, what works and share your struggles. 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.
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
A Lean Happy Hour - FOX VALLEY
Wisconsin Community of Practice
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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.
13
Wed
07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Carolinas Community of Practice
05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Northern California Community of Practice
07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
A Lean Coffee in RALEIGH
Carolinas Community of Practice
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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.
05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Mistakeproofing – A Serious Game
Northern California Community of Practice
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Learn how mistakeproofing applies to everything you do. People make mistakes – to err is human – but we can reduce the likelihood that a mistake will occur or alleviate the impact of a mistake that has occurred. This evening we will play with special poker cards to learn to see practices of mistakeproofing in construction. You will hear about a framework that distinguishes 6 principles of mistakeproofing, and categorize examples according to these principles to learn why some mistakeproofing practices are better than others. Then we can share other examples that come to mind and talk about how to create your own.
14
Thu
07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Carolinas Community of Practice
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Minnesota Community of Practice
09:00 AM - 09:45 AM
Carolinas Community of Practice
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Carolinas Community of Practice
07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
A Lean Coffee - GREENVILLE
Carolinas Community of Practice
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Join us for an In-Person Lean Coffee, hosted by SC Steel in Taylors! Come prepared to discuss any Lean related topics with your peers. All Lean topics are on the table, including any personal struggles or questions you may have.
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM
A Hybrid Lean Coffee
Minnesota Community of Practice
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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!
09:00 AM - 09:45 AM
Shop Walk at SC Steel
Carolinas Community of Practice
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Join us AFTER our in person Lean Coffee to take a tour of SC Steel. SC Steel will highlight their Lean practices and is available to answer any questions.
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Lean Manufacturing Tour hosted by Dantherm Cooling
Carolinas Community of Practice
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Join the Carolina’s LCI CoP as we venture outside the gates of our job sites to experience what lean manufacturing feels like.  See how Dantherm employees utilize a Kanban workflow to drive production! This is a must see event!!!
15
Fri
07:15 AM - 09:00 AM
Georgia Community of Practice
07:15 AM - 09:00 AM
A Lean Coffee
Georgia Community of Practice
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Event starts at 7:15 am with a short networking session followed by group discussion. 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.
20
Wed
07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Carolinas Community of Practice
07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
A Lean Coffee - CHARLOTTE
Carolinas Community of Practice
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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.
21
Thu
07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Chicago Community of Practice
07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
A Lean Coffee
Chicago Community of Practice
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Please join us for an in person Lean Coffee at The Hill’s Group facility.  This will be an in person event only and a great way to discuss the topics most on your mind regarding anything Lean and/or related to construction. Come as you are and be ready to learn!
22
Fri
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
A Lean Coffee
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
A Lean Coffee
A Lean Coffee
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Join us for a Lean Coffee at the LCI Main Office! Let us know how your Community of Practice can support your Lean endeavors. We want to hear about the problems you are solving, the issues you want to solve, and lessons you’ve learned. Come meet your CoP Core Group, and network with like-minded professionals. We look forward to seeing you!

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:

  • 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

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
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

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.