LCI in the News

Dan Heinemeier featured in the Fall 2019 issue of Construction User

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

In the Fall 2019 issue of Construction User, LCI’s Executive Director, Dan Heinemeier was featured for his article Lean Design and Construction: Driving Productivity Gains and Respect for People. Heinemeier’s article highlights advantages of implemen...

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Top takeaways from the Lean Construction Institute Congress 2019

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Bernita Beikmann, HKS, LCI Board Chair, provides a practical perspective about what the 2019 LCI Congress is really about and how others in the construction industry can benefit from shared stories and lessons learned at the LCI Congress.

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Lean makes an A&E “Giant Trend”!

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

In its July 2019 edition, Building Design and Construction Magazine has labelled Lean adoption by the A&E industry as one of its three "Giant Trends” for 2019-20. To quote them in part: "In recent years, we've seen traditional architectural and engi...

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More construction firms see the value of Lean

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

By Kathleen Brown, Construction Dive   Kristin Hill, LCI's Director of Education, is featured in the Construction Dive article, More construction firms see the value of Lean. LCI Corporate members Brasfield & Gorrie, Skender and Southland...

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IPD super teams hit jackpot for clients

Sunday, April 7, 2019

By John Caulfield, Building Design + Construction   Summary: Meet the firms achieving double-digit returns using true, shared-risk, multi-party integrated project delivery. For example, outpatient clinics that Advocate Health delivered in 2016 and 2...

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How to Incorporate Lean Construction Practices Into Your Jobs

Monday, March 18, 2019

By Jon Behm, Featuring Kristin Hill Put simply, lean construction is all about reducing waste. Whether it’s wasted time, movement, materials or even human potential, lean construction techniques are continually being improved and implemented to make...

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Lean Construction: Leveraging Collaboration and Advanced Practices to Increase Project Efficiency (2013)

Thursday, January 10, 2019

by McGraw Hill Construction   This report from 2013 builds upon the findings from previous studies on inefficiency by demonstrating that taking a Lean approach, including the use of BIM and prefabrication, makes firms more competitive and yields stro...

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AGC's ConstructorCast: Lean Construction episode

Thursday, January 10, 2019

by AGC   Listen to this AGC Lean Construction podcast episode to hear from LCI member Ashley Phelps on how Gilbane Construction Company is applying Lean across the company culture holistically for maximized success, not just applying Lean tools. Also...

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ENR California: Team for Sutter's Van Ness Campus Hospital Thrives on Defying Norms

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Under Sutter Health leadership, the Van Ness Campus project team, including SmithGroup, Rosendin Electric and Southland Industries, challenged each other to defy project norms that did not add value to Sutter's "most ambitious - and unorthodox - Lean...

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Lean Construction: A Primer for Subcontractors

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

by Jim Cavaness, MMC Contractors West, Inc. in the American Subcontractors Association (ASA) educational journal, "The Contractor's Compass." There are so many different variables and conditions of satisfaction that must be considered by all involved...

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Managing Uncertainty and Expectations in Building Design and Construction

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Perfection is a baseline expectation when you purchase a product. But as experienced owners of building projects know, design and construction is an imperfect process with a variety of inherent uncertainties. Given that reality, what can project team...

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INTEGRATED PROJECT DELIVERY An Action Guide for Leaders

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

by Charles Pankow Foundation This guide is the result of a collaborative writing process between five IPD subject-matter experts that made up the guide’s core team. Much of the content found in this guide derived from the conversations that took pla...

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Movers + Shapers: Lean and Mean

Sunday, March 18, 2018

by Building Design + Construction magazine For more than two decades, the Lean Construction Institute has been championing the efforts of a growing contingent of design and construction firms committed to the mantra of 'continuous improvement.' Rea...

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