LCI Update

March 05, 2015

Sustaining Sponsors


Upcoming Events

March 9th
Convergence of Lean and Safety
(Cascadia-Portland CoP)

March 10th
Tales from the Front Lines: Stories of Lean in Action
(Ohio Valley CoP)

March 11th
Better, Faster Decisions with Formal Decision Models
(Georgia CoP)

March 11th
What is the Memphis & Mid-South Lean Community of Practice?
(Memphis & Mid-South CoP)

March 11th
LCI/P2SL State of the Union and Networking
(Northern California CoP)

March 11th
Lessons of A Failed Kaizen Event
(Northern California CoP)

March 13th
A Lean Coffee
(National Capital Region CoP)

March 18th
An Evening with Paul Akers
(Arizona CoP)

March 18th
Advanced Work Packaging & Legal Framework
(Central Florida CoP)

March 19th
Owners' Forum - Our Lean Journeys
(New York CoP)

March 19th
The Airplane Game: An Exercise in Production System Design
(San Diego CoP)

March 20th
A Lean Coach's Analysis of Last Planner® Successes and Failures with Dan Fauchier


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LCI Welcomes Our New Members!

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Words of Wisdom

From: "Values" in, The Owner’s Dilemma, Barbara White Bryson, 2010, pp. 121-22: If an owner wants a team that will be creative, productive, and effective, he or she must lead with exuberance and caring consideration. It is up to the owner to make the project process unique and exciting for the project team…Consistent management of the project team is critical. This consistency must be inherent to everything from invoice payment (Pay on time…every time!) to participation in project meetings. An effective team relies on the owner to manage in a manner that is reasonably predictable….Finally, the owner should manage cooperatively, acting as a service provider to every project team member.


2015 Congress Sponsors






Additional Sponsors


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For LCI Members Only

Two significant new sets of resources are now available on the LCI website for use by our members. The LCI homepage now has buttons on the right hand side labelled “Last Planner System®” and “Knowledge Transfer Learning Library.” The former button will take you to a set of documents produced by the LCI Standards Committee to help members with Last Planner® implementation. The “Knowledge Transfer” button links to a members-only section with 23 papers describing and offering advice on selected topics in Lean implementation from the perspective of over 15 practitioners who met in Dallas in December and generated these materials for LCI. We encourage you to check them out. If you are not currently a member of LCI, access to these materials would be an excellent justification for your firm to join now.

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LCI Annual Congress Reminder

Time is ticking away towards the March 31 deadline for submitting abstracts to speak at the October 12-16 LCI annual Congress, set to take place in beautiful Boston this fall. More information on suggested topics and the instructions for submitting presentation ideas may be found at:

Full Instructions Here

Congress Sponsorships

Due to some changes in the schedule, such as adding an extra Training Day, some of the sponsorship levels have changed. Please click below to look at the new sponsorship opportunities available. For more information on 3 new sponsorship opportunities, Shingo Training, Factory Physics Training and The Safety Track, e-mail Ilene Goldberg

Sponsorship Opportunities

Owner members joining LCI in 2015

We are pleased to note that we have had a real flurry of membership activity on the part of owners in the last two months, with these firms joining us just since the first of the year: Merck, Lockheed Martin, General Motors, Microsoft, Michigan State, Children’s Health, and Amgen. Welcome aboard all, and thanks for supporting LCI in our mission of transforming design and construction!

Check out the full membership list for 2015

ENR Cites Surveys on IPD and Benefits Integrated Building Teams

The February 23 ENR publication contains an article on project delivery methods, including Integrated Project Delivery, based on the results of an industry survey by Dodge Analytics. Awareness of IPD was seen to be largely contingent on firm size, with 40% of firms with more than 50 employees indicating familiarity, compared to only 9% of firms under 50 employees. Almost half of the larger firms (47%) also believe the use of IPD will expand in the coming three years. Among owner respondents, only 23% professed familiarity with IPD, but these cited such benefits as increased quality and efficiency, reduced litigation risk, and lower overall project performance costs. With well over half of owners having little or no familiarity with IPD, the article suggests IPD advocates have a significant educational effort on their hands to increase owner awareness and pave the way for more owners to specify its use on projects. See Which Project Delivery System Yields the Best Results? In the same issue of ENR, results of a Pankow Foundation study (Owner’s Guide to Maximizing Success in Integrated Projects) are highlighted, including the findings that team integration and cohesion are better success indicators for project work than any specific delivery method, and good outcomes are not delivery-strategy dependent.

AGC Upcoming Webinar

AGC Webinar: LCEP Unit 7: Problem-solving Principles and Tools
When: March 10, 2015; 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST

This webinar is a pre-course requirement for all instructors of AGC’s Lean Construction Education Program (LCEP) Unit 7: “Problem-solving Principles and Tools.” This is 60 minute webinar led by the principal contributors to LCEP Unit 7 focused on educating instructors about the use of teamwork in solving problems and useful tools to support the problem-solving process. The webinar will also include a live Q & A session with the speakers.

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Course Materials available in the AGC store on March 16, 2015

Company employees creating LCI profiles

Now there is a way for your company employees to create their own profiles within the LCI MemberClicks database system. Click here and create your profile under the proper account type. Your profile will become active within 24 hours, enabling you to register for national or CoP events, webinars or for members to see exclusive members only website content.

Upcoming LCI National Webinars:

March 20, 2015 –
A Lean Coach's Analysis of Last Planner® Successes and Failures

Don't miss it as Dan Fauchier, from The ReAlignment Group of California, LLC, will discuss how a dozen or more project teams (design and construction, current and past) have implemented Last Planner System® (LPS®), the triumphs and stumbles, the pitfalls and challenges, on a variety of project types (schools, hospitals, prisons, commercial, residential). He will share case histories, show photos, demonstrate his energetic 15 minute kickoff explanation of LPS (it will give you some ideas on tightly coupling learning with action), give tips on facilitating LPS sessions, and take lots of questions. This session will be very interactive.

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March 30, 2014 –
On Time and On Budget!

James Pease will present his experience, via webinar and as an owner, with Lean Integrated Project Delivery over the last six years at Sutter Health. The presentation will focus on several projects delivered with Integrated Forms of Agreement ranging in size from $3M to $160M. Key topics will be covered with specific examples: Validation Studies, Target Value Design, Risk/Reward Pools, Last Planner System® Implementation, BIM, and Lean Training for Teams!

** This course material was previously titled: "Reliable Delivery of Capital Projects with Lean Integrated Project Delivery." If you attended the January 30, 2015 webinar, you needn't register for this one. This course is not the second of a series. **

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CoP Corner

Congratulations to the new Chair of the San Antonio CoP, Brandon Gaeke of Turner Construction Company! The San Antonio CoP is looking for fresh thoughts and new people to help them spread the word about Lean in their community. If you are interested in becoming involved in the San Antonio CoP, please contact Brandon at

We also have a new Chair of the Mid-Atlantic CoP. Congratulations Kevin Labrecque from Limbach Family Services, LLC. For more information on the Mid-Atlantic CoP, please contact Kevin at

On March 11, 2015, the Memphis & Mid-South CoP will be having its rescheduled kick-off event: "What is the Memphis & Mid-South Lean Community of Practice?" A panel of speakers will elaborate on the role of Lean construction and the formation of the Community of Practice in the Memphis area as seen from their own perspectives as members of a project team. This event will explain how the Community of Practice will help you and your company acquire the tools and knowledge to be a valued member of your Lean Construction project team!

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Check out the LCI calendar of events for more CoP events happening in your area!

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