April 18, 2024

April 18, 2024

Designers, join us in Chicago on
May 1-2!

We are just 2 weeks away from the 2024 Lean in Design Forum! Join us on May 1-2 for a dynamic exploration of industry-leading strategies designed to enhance efficiency and elevate project outcomes. Whether you’re an architect, engineer, designer, or involved in any aspect of the design process, this forum is tailored to meet your needs.

Click here to learn more about the highly anticipated panel Saving our AE Industry with Prefab and Wild Collaboration. This panel will share their insights into how wild collaboration and innovation are reshaping the architectural and engineering landscape.

Register now to secure your place among the pioneers of Lean design!

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LCI-CPC Celebrates Game Changing Year

For a first-year anniversary the traditional gifts are either paper or clocks. As we reach the first-year anniversary of the Lean Construction Institute-Certified Practitioner-Construction (LCI-CPC), there is much to celebrate.

  • 29 practitioners now have an LCI-CPC after their name and another 132 are in the process of pursuing the credential.
  • Owners have called certification a “game changer,” and a “key differentiator in finding values-aligned, qualified partners for all of our Lean projects.”
  • The Lean Design and Construction ecosystem is embracing LCI’s certifications which is transformational for the industry.

LCI’s certifications were developed in a rigorous way based on national industry standards as a first for the industry. Join the celebration by setting your clock to get your certification on paper!

Start your certification today!

May Webinars

May 17, 2024
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm ET
Last Planner System® in Design

May 30, 2024
11:00 am – 12:30 pm ET
Principles of Target Value Delivery (TVD)

Unlocking Opportunities: The Value of Active Engagement in LCI Membership

Joining Lean Construction Institute (LCI) isn’t just about being part of a network; it’s about actively engaging with a community committed to advancing Lean principles in the AEC industry. By embracing the opportunities LCI offers, you can transform your professional life and contribute to the evolution of the industry.

At the core of LCI membership lies a wealth of resources and collaborative platforms, such as your local Community of Practice (CoP), Design Forum, Congress, and monthly webinars.

These are all designed to empower you as an individual and your organization. Engaging with these resources can yield a multitude of benefits. First and foremost, active participation fosters continuous learning. LCI provides access to cutting-edge research, case studies, and best practices, enabling you to stay abreast of the latest trends and innovations in Lean construction. By staying informed, members can enhance their skills and competencies, positioning themselves as leaders in their respective fields.

Moreover, LCI membership facilitates meaningful connections with industry peers, experts, and thought leaders. Through event participation, you can exchange insights, share experiences, and forge valuable partnerships. These interactions not only enrich professional relationships but also open doors to new opportunities for collaboration.

Active involvement in LCI also cultivates leadership and advocacy skills. By participating in committees, task forces, local CoP, you can take on roles that enable you to influence the direction of the organization and the industry. Serving as an advocate for Lean practices, you contribute to widespread adoption and implementation, driving positive change within your organizations and beyond.

Furthermore, LCI offers platforms for recognition and visibility. Your active contributions to the community through presentations, publications, earning your LCI-CPC or LCI-CPD, or leadership roles will bring you exposure and credibility within the industry. This recognition can enhance your career prospects, attract professional opportunities, and elevate your professional profile.

Perhaps most importantly, active engagement in LCI membership fosters a sense of belonging and fulfillment. Being part of a community united by a shared passion for Lean construction instills a sense of purpose and camaraderie. By collaborating towards common goals, you can derive satisfaction from making meaningful contributions to the advancement of the industry and the collective success of your peers.

The value of being an LCI member extends far beyond mere affiliation. Active engagement in membership unlocks a multitude of benefits, including continuous learning, networking opportunities, leadership development, recognition, and a sense of belonging. By embracing these opportunities, you enhance your own professional life and contribute to the evolution and improvement of the AEC industry. Want to get more involved? Reach out to membership@Leanconstruction.org.

Congress Program Sneak Peak — Getting Ready for San Diego this October!

The Congress Planning Team is hard at work finalizing the 2024 program. Dive into the first of our program sneak peaks, a feature on one of our four Congress tracks: Riding The Wave Of Mutual Respect: Project Startup.

This track explores the fundamental role of respect and collaboration in the initial stages of design, preconstruction, and construction. Sessions will showcase innovative approaches to project management, case studies of successful integrations, and strategies for balancing various project elements to start the project on the path to high performance.

With a focus on wins and challenges, this track will cover stories on building the right team; growing a Lean culture from the start; leveraging BIM Modeling and Virtual Design and Construction (VDC), prefabrication and industrialized construction, and technology to deliver results—and more!

Save the date now and stay tuned for opening registration rates starting June 17! We hope to see you at the 2024 LCI Congress, October 22-25, in San Diego, California.

Learn more about the evolving Congress program.

Questions on the program? Contact Joan Piccariello.

Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting? Contact Ilene Goldberg.

Conditions of Satisfaction

Conditions of Satisfaction are an explicit description by a customer of all the actual requirements that must be satisfied by the performer in order for the customer to feel that he or she received exactly what was wanted. In design and construction the “customer” is the owner of the project.

Conditions of Satisfaction are a commitment that all team members are responsible for delivering by agreeing to the CoS.

Take a deeper dive into CoS by clicking the curated content banner above.

AGC Diversity & Inclusion Roundtable

AGC has opened registration for this year’s Diversity & Inclusion Roundtable, a full day of interactive, peer-to-peer discussions for AGC Contractor Members around all things D&I in construction.

The Roundtable will take place Wednesday, May 15 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM in Arlington, VA with a reception immediately following from 4:00-6:00 PM.

Register Here!

Lean Assessments

How strong is your Lean knowledge? Take a Lean assessment to determine your current state so you have a baseline for improvement. Lean assessments are available for individuals, teams, and organizations alike. Whether you’re new to Lean or are an experienced Lean practitioner, Lean assessments are a great way to get started at LCI!


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Upcoming CoP Events


Pre-Fabrication Mechanical & Plumbing Shop Tour

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Is LCI Certification Right for You?


Intro to Choosing by Advantages Sound Decisionmaking


Gemba Walks for Construction


Introduction to the Last Planner System®


IPD for Small Projects


Reliable Promising: The Heart of Accountability


Principles of Target Value Delivery (TVD)

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Field Crew Huddle

Explore the Field Crew Huddle website to see how community of practice members are contributing to a platform for sharing methods, improvements and lessons learned on project sites or shops. Want to be featured? Now accepting submissions.

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