WEBINAR: Business Case for Lean: Operational Excellence Improved by Lean

March 24, 2022 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm (under construction)
March 24, 2022 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, Eastern Time Zone
Lean Construction Institute

Countless studies and research reports from the Construction Industry Institute, LCI, Dodge Data & Analytics and other organizations continue to release studies showing that most traditional projects are being delivered past their due date and over budget.  At the same time the construction industry is facing a historic workforce shortage, with 80 percent of firms reporting difficulty filling hourly craft worker positions and 56 percent of firms reporting difficulty filling salaried positions. Lean Construction and its focus on reducing waste and inefficiency, increasing early collaboration and problem-solving could be a big player in solving these on-going challenges. However, many members continue to resist due to a lack of evidence that it can be implemented in a way that produces project satisfaction without busting the budget or eating away at profit. 

In 2016, the Lean Construction Institute (LCI) in partnership with Dodge Data & Analytics sponsored an Owner outcome study called “Why do Projects Excel? The Business Case for Lean Project Delivery”.  LCI followed up their research from the Owner perspective by including Designers in a study called “Why Projects Excel-Great Design Enabled by Lean” which compared best vs. typical projects, as well as design firm-relevant metrics to establish a benchmark of performance to reveal the impact of Lean methods. 

In 2021, AGC of America partnered with the LCI and Dodge Data and Analytics to conduct research into the benefits of Lean Construction methodology on projects for the general contractor including Building/Highway/Federal/Specialty Contractors. Members of all three organizations worked together to provide the industry evidence that utilization of Lean methodology provides benefits across the board for:

  • Schedule
  • Cost
  • Safety
  • Employee Engagement
  • Client Satisfaction

This is the first time research of this magnitude on Lean Construction methodology has been conducted for the general contractor and the findings will be presented in relation to the previous two research projects by the leading organizations in the field of Lean construction.