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Lean Construction Institute's 18th Annual Congress Oct. 3-7 in Chicago


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"As an architect, we find ourselves confronting challenges on a daily basis. From new project typologies to changes in the environment to worldwide market fluctuations, the design industry is dynamic and in constant motion. This fluidity requires a commitment to continuous improvement to thrive as a designer. LCI Congress provides a forum for the most creative thinkers in our industry to share their knowledge, experiences and the tools they are using to drive innovations in the Design and Construction industry."

-  Tim Tracey, AIA
   Office Director/Design Principal
   SmithGroup, JJR

How Congress enhances the design community:

  • Learn how Lean approaches can improve your designs and your practice through a diverse set of panels that illustrate how a collaborative environment allows for more innovative designs.
  • Lean Labs will explore methods to eliminate wasted time during design/planning through Virtual Reality and technology.
  • Hear design firms' successes and challenges of reshaping themselves to fit into the evolving construction market.

"A supply-chain approach transcends the traditional separation between Design and Construction workflows."

-  Matthew Jogan
   Senior Consultant: Virtual Design & Construction
   Ghafari Associates

LCI Congress offers you the chance to network with fellow designers and trade partners while giving you the tools to form a high-performing team of professionals that will expedite an under-budget project and eliminate waste and stress along the way. Innovative designers are crucial to Lean, which is why more than 50 percent of our Congress sessions relate to you.

Congress breakout sessions for you:

  • Lean Lab 2 will focus on how project teams can improve design-phase management and planning approaches within highly collaborative 3D-enabled projects utilizing standardized Lean principles.
  • "Out of the Hive and Into the Garden: How the Big Room is Transforming Our Culture" focuses on IPD and the idea of removing designers from their comfort zones by creating a new team outside of the office.
  • Panel 14 will share both a team's initial hesitation implementing Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and the success it brought to projects like The Innovation Center, a "leading-edge, high-performance" building.


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Sponsorship Opportunities

LCI invites you to participate as a sponsor at our 18th Annual Congress. Congress has enjoyed a 40% growth rate in attendance over the past three years with 999 registrants in 2015...and 28% of the companies in the $712B construction market have implemented at least one lean practice. That's huge buying power. Hit your top prospects and launch your lean journey at the LCI Congress 2016!

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