Lean in Design Forum

Lean in Design Forum

Lean in Design Forum

Designers, architects, and engineers are invited to come together at the LCI Lean in Design Forum for an invaluable exploration of how design can benefit from Lean thinking. With this event we aim to illustrate the potential of integrating Lean methods into a designer’s workflow.

What is the LCI Lean in Design Forum?

As a member of the design community, your involvement in the beginning of the project planning process is crucial. From ensuring on-time delivery to guaranteeing high-quality project value, your role is vital to your team’s success. Lean in Design can help you continue to exceed expectations!

Why attend?

Attendees will find immense value in presentations by experienced Lean practitioners, interactive learning roundtables, Lean in design phase educational sessions. Not to mention, networking among Lean practitioners with a passion for collaboration, creativity and efficient project delivery.

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LCI is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number H561. All registered AIA CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider or this learning program may be sent to AIA CES (cessupport@aia.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3). This learning program is registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education.

Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request. The LCI Lean in Design Forum is registered with AIA CES for 5.5 LU. Optional LCI Education courses are registered with AIA CES for 4 or 8 LU, each.


AGC of America recognizes the Lean In Design Forum as qualifying for continuing education hours towards the renewal of AGC’s Certificate of Management-Lean Construction (CM-Lean). Each hour of educational content is equal to 1 hour of CE credit. Attendees may earn up to 5.5 hours of CE credit by attending the entire event. Additionally, the Learning Day offered on May 4, is approved to offer either 4.0 or 8.0 CM-Lean CE hours.

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