LCI Update

September 17, 2015

Sustaining Sponsors


Upcoming Events

September 17th
Incentive Programs for a Design-Build Public Work Project – A Case Study from the SDSU Zura Hall Student Residence Project
(San Diego CoP)

September 18th
WEBINAR- On Time and On Budget

September 22nd
Internal Lean Operations & Kaizen
(Georgia CoP)

September 23rd
Lean Transformations: Strategy Deployment from the CEO to Frontline Employees
(Upper Midwest CoP)

September 23rd
A Better Way to Build - with AIA East Bay
(Northern California CoP)

September 25th
WEBINAR- Choosing By Advantages, with Katherine Blume Copeland

October 2nd
Lean Coffee - October
(National Capital Region CoP)


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LCI Welcomes Our New Members!

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Words of Wisdom

From: "Cluster Groups" - LCI Knowledge Transfer papers, accessible to LCI members at https://www.leanconstruc

Building projects are complex in terms of systems that work together, multiple companies that interact, and multiple budgets integrated in the overall development budget. Many decisions must be made when developing and delivering a project that meets all of the Conditions of Satisfaction. It is unlikely that one or a few individuals can make all necessary decisions. Volume of issues, technical skills, input needed, code knowledge, awareness of options, and the ability to study the most appropriate solution would overwhelm a small team...Cluster Groups break up that complexity into an environment of rapid prototyping of solutions and rapid learning through a distributed Leadership. The teams share cross-functional knowledge for problem solving; together they understand the ripple effect of decisions and can therefore make better informed decisions with less iteration.


2015 Congress Sponsors



Plenary Speaker Sponsors
Paul O’Neill

AGC Certificate of Management-Lean Courses


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Hotels & Sessions filling up - register NOW for LCI Congress, October 12-16, Boston!

Scaling Lean in the Enterprise

Congress Training Sessions, Hotel Blocks are filling up and the LCI Congress rate expires within the next week! Do not wait any longer - REGISTER NOW!

Hotel information will be provided after you have registered via your email confirmation. Be sure to register NOW so that you can get a room. The room blocks are filling up fast! Our block rates expire within the next week!

Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel
$335/night – Walking distance (.4 miles) to the Seaport
Room block expires 9/29

Embassy Suites by Hilton Boston at Logan Airport
$249-$269/night 2.7 mile drive to Seaport. LCI will provide a shuttle.
Room block expires 9/23

DoubleTree Club by Hilton Boston – Bayside
$249-$289/night – 3.5 mile drive to Seaport. Allow extra time due to traffic patterns. LCI will provide a shuttle
Room block expires 9/22

Have you incorporated Lean Design & Construction in your project planning to produce safe and predictable workflow? Do you have questions about the Lean process? Whether you want to attend specialized training; concurrent sessions specific to Lean in Design, Collaborative Environment, Safety or Trades; go on a Gemba Walk to one of six different locations, or participate in one of our many networking opportunities, Congress is where you need to be.

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Register between now and September 25th to get $10 off your ticket to this PREMIER Corporate Member’s Only Networking Celebration – sponsored by Autodesk!

Corporate members will be able to network and share their stories, best practices and lessons learned in the casual atmosphere of a Boston landmark, the Harpoon Brewery – located on the waterfront at 306 Northern Avenue. Come and enjoy the company, drinks, appetizers and tours of the brewery itself. The price is $50 until September 25th and space is limited so make your reservation today!

*If you have already registered for Congress and wish to add the Brewery to your registration, please contact Julia Shellhouse at

Congress Training: Highlighting Last Planner Experience Using Villego®

Want to get started right away using the Last Planner System®? This Villego® training will take you through the transition from a traditional project management approach into the management of a simulated project using all the elements of the Last Planner System®. Assuming one of the roles commonly found on project sites, be it that of trade foremen, superintendent, or project manager, you and your team will be given the challenge of constructing a complete building (made of LEGO® bricks). Yes, you have a budget and a completion milestone.

The learning goals of this training include obtaining an understanding of the Last Planner System® of Production Control, an understanding of the skills and attitude necessary to truly cooperate successfully, and the important ways the Last Planner System® structures the conversations necessary to work reliably. Teams have successfully used Villego® to learn how to start using Last Planner® on their project the very next day. Find out why!

Remember, seats are limited. Sign-up now!

Register NOW!

Our Congress Blog is open!

Come and share your thoughts and expectations about Congress in the 17th Annual LCI Congress Blog. We will be posting about Keynote Speakers, interviewing past Congress-goers and the 2015 Congress planning team. We want to know your thoughts so read and comment today!

All blog comments are subject to review before posting.

Read The Blog

For questions on program content, please contact Joan Piccariello
For questions on registration, please contact Julia Shellhouse
For questions about sponsorship, exhibiting or sponsorship registration, please contact Ilene Goldberg

Lean and Safety

In a recent blog post, Robert Hafey identified safety as the entry point at which Lean can become relevant to any industry, even those who believe Lean really only applies to manufacturing. Under the title Lean Safety, The Safe Path to Lean, you can see his input at:

Also make sure to look at XL Construction’s safety webinar now up on LCI’s safety page along with a new quote and tricks of the trade.

Safety Page

Reminder: UMN IPD Research Team Seeks Candidate Projects for Study

As indicated in the newsletter in recent weeks, LCI is helping fund a major new study looking to analyze 11 Lean and IPD projects in case study format to identify how and why they promote project success. The team is willing to consider projects whether or not they have utilized a traditional Integrated Form of Agreement (IFOA), so please consider nominating one of your projects. The team is particularly interested in identifying projects in these specific areas to round out its list of candidates to date: educational, housing, and office construction. See the attached flier for more information.


LCI National Webinars:

On Time and On Budget!
September 18, 2015 11:00am – 12:30pm EDT
James Pease, Sutter Health - presenter

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!

Register Here

Choosing By Advantages
September 25, 2015 11:00am – 12:30pm EDT
Katherine Blume Copeland, Southland Industries - presenter

Katherine Blume Copeland, from Southland Industries, will discuss the elements of Choosing By Advantages. Additionally, the attendees will get to see a sample of Choosing By Advantages to illustrate the process. The webinar should generate an interest in the process to encourage attendees to test it out on their jobs.

Register Here

Community of Practice (CoP) Corner

The A3 metrics forms that were passed out after the last Chair’s call are due to Ilene Goldberg by September 25th. If you need help filling them out, did not receive one or are not sure of some of the details, please contact Ilene.

By invitation only - The CoP Chair’s meeting at Congress has been changed to 12-5 (lunch will be provided) on Tuesday the 13th as we will have a presentation from the Education Committee at the end on becoming an improved LCI instructor to be able to teach the LCI Courses. For the meeting, please bring your ideas on best practices for CoPs to drive attendees to their meetings, the challenges that you face and the ways that you feel that LCI can help you as we move forward into another year.

The CoPs will have a booth near registration at Congress. The CoPs will be able to put collateral on the table. If you are interested in doing so, please contact Ilene Goldberg to discuss what you would like to put on the table and how many you might need as they will need to be shipped to the warehouse soon.

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Executive Director

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