June 20, 2024

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June 20, 2024

Congress Registration Is Open!

Register now to connect with your Lean design and construction community at the 2024 LCI Congress, October 22-25, in San Diego. Build your network while exploring how to put Lean to work for you, your projects, and our industry—in an unbeatable destination setting!

Dive into a sneak peek of the 2024 program to learn what’s new and next at this year’s Congress.

Register for the Core Program (Wednesday/Thursday), then you’ll have the option to add on the Golf Tournament (Monday), Learning Day (Tuesday), and Gemba Day (Friday).

Interactive Agenda

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Contact Joan Piccariello with questions on the Congress program.

Contact Ilene Goldberg with questions on sponsor or exhibitor opportunities.

Sponsor and Exhibitor Information

Design Award Submissions Due June 27th!

Nominate a project team

The fourth annual LCI Design Award and the second annual LCI Engineering Design Award recognize excellence in the design sphere. The purpose of these awards is to encourage Lean in Design and recognize the architects, engineers, designers, clients, and constructors who work together to improve the design and construction process and produce design excellence in the built environment.

We have opportunity for project teams to submit for two awards:

  • The LCI Design Award
  • The LCI Engineering Design Award

This is an excellent opportunity to showcase the talents of your project team and to receive recognition for their hard work. Entries must be submitted by the lead design firm. If the lead design firm is not an LCI corporate member, entries can be co-submitted with a team member who is an LCI member.

Submissions will be evaluated by a jury.

  • Weighting for the Design Award will be determined in the following manner: 50% design aesthetic; 50% on how Lean tenets (Continuous Improvement, Respect for People, Optimize the Whole, Removal of Waste, Focus on Process and Flow, Generation of Value) were used in the process to obtain the final project.
  • Weighting for the Engineering Design Award will be determined in the following manner: 50% fit for use and generation of value; 50% on how Lean tenets were used in the process to achieve the final project.

The recipients of the 2024 LCI Design Award and the 2024 LCI Design Engineering Award will be notified before the annual LCI Congress. The Design Award will be presented at the 2024 LCI Congress award ceremony on October 24, 2023, in San Diego, California.

We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity and nominate a project team today!

The LCI Design Award submission window is open now through June 27th. Click here to nominate a project team. Please contact Joan Piccariello with any questions on the submission process.

Member Connections

Is your company resistant to change? Are you ready to transform your workflow and streamline operations? Want to transform obstacles into opportunities

This week hear how Keyan Zandy, Chief Executive Officer at Skiles Group and Co-Author of The Lean Builder successfully tackled these challenges.

Maintaining Your Certification – Earning CEUs

LCI-CPC and LCI-CPD certifications are unique because they require ongoing maintenance rather than a one-time course or exam. Certification holders continue their dedication to best practices by keeping their knowledge and expertise current through recertification.


After becoming certified, you have three years before needing to recertify. The recertification process includes earning 60 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in Lean Design/Construction education and development activities. You must earn at least 10 CEUs in each of the following domains:

  • Principles
  • People-related
  • Practices

What Counts Towards CEUs?
Here are a few examples of activities that qualify for CEUs:

  • Event Attendance: Participation in Lean events or programs.
    • Example: Attending LCI Congress core days earns 5 credits per day, and the LCI Congress learning day can earn up to 8 credits.
  • Lean-Relevant Education: Attending approved educational classes.
    • Example: Enrolling in a continuing education course can earn you 1 credit per hour of education.
  • Presentations: Presenting on Lean-related subjects at events or programs.
    • Example: Presenting at an LCI Webinar can earn you 1 credit per hour of presenting.

For more details on the types of CEUs you can earn, please refer to our LCI-CPC and LCI-CPD Handbooks.

Curated Content: What is IPD?

Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) in Lean design and construction stands for a collaborative approach where key parties in design, fabrication, and construction join under a single agreement. This method fosters ongoing communication and collaboration, reducing waste, enhancing efficiency, and improving project outcomes.

Click the curated content banner above to learn more about Integrated Project Delivery.

To learn more, register for the IPD for Small Projects webinar on November 7.

Upcoming Webinars

July 11, 2024
11:00 am – 12:30 pm ET
How to Build a Culture of Planning and Purpose

July 25, 2024
11:00 am – 12:30 pm ET
Introduction to Choosing By Advantages

August 22, 2024
11:00 am – 12:30 pm ET
Gemba Walks for Construction

Participate In The 2024 Lean Design & Construction Benchmarking Survey!

Every two years, the Lean Construction Institute partners with Dodge Construction Network to study the national utilization of Lean in design and construction. The survey helps obtain important benchmarking data we can track to determine the progress of Lean use throughout our industry and serves as the basis for generating new initiatives to expand that use.

As an active participant in LCI and a member of the Lean community, your input is critical to our success. We invite you to participate in the 12-15-minute survey via the link below.

This research helps us determine the degree to which the design and construction industry is aware of and utilizing the specific Lean practices that most frequently correlate to better project outcomes. It will provide the comparative data we need to understand trends based on previous years’ studies and compare our Lean community vs. a panel representing the broader industry.

Participants need to be familiar with project outcomes (budget compliance, schedule compliance, etc.) and contracting methods, as well as the processes in which project teams engage. Owners, architects, interior designers, engineers and contractors with experience with all types of building projects, from commercial to industrial to infrastructure, are eligible.

Take Survey

To thank you for your participation, upon completing the survey, you will be eligible to receive a copy of the findings of this study and our Lean Deployment Guide.

Please note that your participation will be completely confidential – results will be analyzed and reported to the industry in aggregate only. Individual replies will only be made available to the survey participants.

Get Lean Topics at Your Jobsite

You can enhance your job site with a Lean Construction Institute poster! These helpful visuals explain and guide your team through important Lean concepts. The posters are printer ready and can be scaled to your desired dimensions. Print downloads are available as a member benefit to LCI Corporate Members, otherwise are available for purchase.

Jobsite Posters

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!


2024 Congress Sponsors

Upcoming CoP Events


Pre-Fabrication Mechanical & Plumbing Shop Tour

Nashville Community of Practice

Upcoming National Events


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.

Learn More