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The 18th Annual LCI Congress features programs specifically designed for you! Just click a link below to learn what’s covered:
"The Lean Construction Institute is unique in creating an open forum for the sharing of ideas and lessons learned. In this environment, people are willing to discuss failures and what they learned from them. When coupled with educational opportunities and multiple venues to network with peers, the collaborative mentality is extremely valuable to advancing the design and construction industry."
James Pease, Senior Project Manager, Sutter Health
Many companies are shifting to Lean Project Delivery (LPD) which entails:
More early-on planning will shift some cost earlier, but will drive benefits and lower delivered cost.
Hiring a “team of professionals” to help solve a problem, and selecting that team based upon qualifications and value, not low bid.
Fostering stable, predictable, reliable, and long-term partnerships, with builders adding value to the design (development) process when solicited.
When you attend Congress you hear from others on their Lean experience.
Learn about how projects have been completed on or under budget using the Design/Build Process
Hear from others how they used LPD to obtain better predictability, consistent on-time delivery and fewer change orders on their completed projects
Learn from our Congress sessions as well as other owners how to avoid claims and costly adjudication on your projects
Facilitate conversations with your peers about how to obtain improved design and building performance through Lean Project Design and Delivery
Here are just a few examples of the high-value presentations available for you in Chicago:
An Owner’s Perspective: How ILPD Outperformed Design Build at the Bay Area Medical Center
When the Bay Area decided to replace their hospital, they originally envisioned a traditional delivery method. It soon became apparent no traditional process could deliver the vision on budget and on time. Only with a tightly focused Lean delivery method could the hospital’s vision be realized.
Semiconductor Industry: Lean and Target-Cost Design Implementation From Concept Through Construction on a $200 Million Capital Project:
In this in-depth case study, learn how Sundt Construction, Intel Corporation and M+W U.S., Inc. teamed together to incorporate the Last Planner® System, Target Value Design and other Lean tools on a $200 million project. How was the team structured? What lessons were learned? And what continuous improvement ideas came from the concept, design and construction phases?
Strategy for Implementing Lean: Amgen’s Progress in the Journey:
Amgen started its Lean journey in 2009 and will launch more than a dozen projects this year. For Bio-Tech and Pharma, it’s key to develop a “lessons learned process” to ensure our commitment to fulfill customer expectations. One big idea coming out and now a standard objective: a Lessons Learned Report (italicize LLR) delivering that unexpected WOW! to customers.
LCI 2016 Annual Congress Owner Scholarship Program and Application
Recognizing the challenge that many owner organizations have in extending support in the form of funding for their employees to pay for registration and travel costs to attend industry conferences and training sessions, the LCI board has authorized limited funding to underwrite at least some of the expenses related to owner attendance at the annual LCI Congress, October 6-7, Chicago. If you are directly employed by an owner organization (vs. owner’s representative) and are interested in attending Congress but challenged to find the budget support to do so, you may consider applying for funding under the LCI scholarship program. Please complete the application below and you will be contacted by the Congress planning team once it has had the chance to evaluate your application. We particularly want to encourage those from companies that have not attended prior LCI Congresses to apply.
LCI 2016 Annual Congress Owner Scholarship Program and ApplicationCome to Congress to make things happen!Register today!
Amgen Inc. — APi Group Inc. — Auburn University — AvalonBay Communities, Inc. — Baxter Healthcare Corporation — Boston Medical Center — BP, Whiting Projects Team — Brown University — California State University, Fresno — CDOT — Central Connecticut State University — Chevron Project Resources Company — Cleveland Clinic — Cook Childrens Health Care System — Disney — Duke Energy — DuPont — FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY — Genentech, Inc. — General Motors — Global Foundries — Halton Healthcare — Harvard University — HCA — House of the Temple — L&M Hospital — Liberty Mutual Insurance — Lockheed Martin — Massachusetts Housing Partnership — Merck — Michigan State University — Microsoft — North Carolina State Univ. — Northeast Georgia Health System — Northeastern University — OHSU — Penn Medicine — Penn State University — Reliant Medical Group — San Diego State University — SCL Health — State of Alaska — State of Tennessee, Department of General Services — SunCoke Energy, Inc. — SunPower — Sutter Health — TN Dept. of General Services — UC Berkeley — UCSF Capital Programs — UHS of Delaware — University of California Berkeley — University of Oklahoma — University of Washington, Capital Projects Office — Utah Valley University — Walt Disney Imagineering
Why attend LCI Congress?
“Lean Delivery allows you to deliver more than what the customer wants. The Lean process reduces waste. It allows you to make use of every team member’s brain power”
Bernita Beikmann, Principal, Director of Lean Strategy, HKS
"Lean Integrated Project Delivery can relieve time constraints designers face. It frees up creative energy to actually create – liberating, really. On lean IPD projects you gain a practical understanding of cost and constructability that is impossible to gain otherwise. You hear from trades the implications of design decisions that designers used to make alone.”
Jeffrey Loeb, Project Coach, CH2M Hill
The Design Industry is changing rapidly. Come and hear how design firms are reshaping themselves in this emerging market. Design Firms have the opportunity to play a larger leadership role than ever before.
Within the Design Community, Lean supports Engineering & Architecture Firms, Trade Designers, and Design Build organizations. Congress will address the front end of integrated job efforts.
You will have the opportunity to talk to folks that will discuss practical application of Lean in the Design field. Hear their successes and struggles.
Discuss the newest changes in the Design Field and gain expertise and ideas from firms in the field who are on different levels of their Lean journey
Be a Leader in the Design field by learning from our specially chosen Design sessions created to make gaining knowledge of the Lean world fun and exciting!
Learn about how combining Design at the beginning of a project with other trades and partners, creates a collaborative environment and enables the project to be completed under budget
Here are just a few examples of the high-value presentations available for you in Chicago:
How We Finished Design Two Months Early With a Better Product
What was the Big Idea that allowed us to pull that off? Actually, it involved more than one. Learn what those were and how the Last Planner® System can be translated in the BIM process working in Revit models.
Advocate Health Care: How Project Success Moved From ”IPD-ish” to IFOA
How did a design team identify challenge and work together to solve problems as an Integrated Team? An applicable lesson for any project, this includes practical examples of how action can lead to change.
Keys to Leveraging Lean in a Knowledge-Based Design Firm
TRO implemented a firm-wide Lean training and development program encouraging staff to work from at outward mindset of responsibility, accountability and influence. Lean techniques resulted in more than 250 improvements in eight months, with nearly 50 percent of professional staff now trained in A3 thinking.
Come to Congress to make things happen!Register today!
American Institute of Architects — Anderson Porter — Array Architects — Autodesk — Bennett Wagner & Grody Architects PC — Bergman Associates — Bluebeam Software, Inc. — Boulder Associates — Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC — BSA Lifestructures — ccrd — CH2M Hill — Clark Pacific — Clear on Black — Devenney Group Architects — DPS ATG Engineering — ECI Alaska — EYP/ — Faegre Baker Daniels — Fitzpatrick Engineering Group — Foster + Partners — Gensler — Ghafari Associates, LLC — Glodon — Gresham, Smith and Partners — Group2 Architecture Interior Design Ltd. — Hartman Cox Architects — HGA Architects and Engineers — HKS, Inc. — HOK — Imai, Keller, Moore Architects — in.design, inc. — Integrated Designs Inc. — ITN Mexico — Johnson Johnson Crabtree Architects PC — KPFF Consulting Engineers — M+W Group — Mainstreet Construction, LLC — NBBJ — Newforma, Inc. — PM Group — Politecnico di Milano — Pratt Architecture and Management — Read Jones Christoffersen — SRG Partnership, Inc. — SSOE — Stantec Architecture and Engineering — Steffian Bradley Architects — Stengel Hill Architecture — Strategic Enterprise Technology, Inc. — TRO JB — Walter P Moore — Wight & Company — WSP
General Contractor Perspective
Why attend LCI Congress?
"The side-bar conversations with my peers in the hallway at Congress are unbelievably valuable. There is no other opportunity like Congress.”
Joubin Hassanein, Project Executive, Shawmut Design and Construction
“I receive tremendous insight at LCI Congress, especially from hearing others share their Lean transformational stories.”
Bevan Mace, Vice President, Balfour Beatty Construction
Learn from other companies and organizations how to create a safer jobsite therefore cutting down on the costs associated with injuries and illnesses
Gain valuable information from other people in the supply chain, hear and learn what other teams are doing across the country and learn how to scale Lean to hundreds of projects
Congress content will help Contractors differentiate themselves and optimize their return on investment. Connecting with other thought leaders and learning how they are driving change in their businesses in an invaluable piece of the Lean journey
Attendees will receive field level observations and solutions because of the level of people who attend – people in the trenches – project managers, superintendents and trade partners. There is no greater value than learning from others who do what you do
Coming to Congress and having that interaction between program managers and other contractors sharing similar challenges will accelerate your Lean journey
Come to Congress to make things happen!Register today!
Andersen Construction Company — ANDRADE GUTIERREZ — Balfour Beatty Construction, LLC — Balfour Concord — Barton Malow Company — Batson-Cook Company — Bayley Construction — Beck Group — Bernards — Blach Construction Co. — BMWC Constructors, Inc. — Bockstael Construction Limited — Boh Bros. Construction Co., L.L.C. — Boldt Co. — Bouten Construction Company — Broadmoor, LLC — C.E. Floyd Company — CG Schmidt — Chandos Construction — Cianbro Corporation — Clark Builders — Clark Construction Group-CA, LP — Corna Kokosing Construction Company — CT Engineering & Constructions Sdn Bhd — Danis Building Construction Company — DAVIS Construction — DeAngelis Diamond Healthcare Group — Denman Building Products — DFB Driver — Dimeo Construction Company — Dome Construction Corporation — DPR Construction Inc. — Duffey Southeast Construction — Ed Beck CM, LLC — F.L. Crane & Sons, Inc. — Gilbane Building Company — Golden Construction, LLC — Granger Construction Company — Granite Construction Incorporated — Haley & Aldrich Construction Services, Inc. — Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Co. — Hensel Phelps Construction Co. — Herrero Builders Inc. — Hoar Construction, LLC — Hoffman Construction — Howard S. Wright Construction — HSC Builders & Construction Managers — Hubbard Construction Company — Hy-Vee Weitz Construction — Intel Corporation — J.E. Dunn Construction Company — Jacobs — Jacobsen Construction — James G. Davis Construction Corp. — JB Henderson Construction — JM Wilkerson Construction Company — JTF Holdings, Inc. — KHS&S Contractors — Kitchell Healthcare Division — Kraus Anderson Construction Co. — L.F. Driscoll — Lawler-Wood, LLC — LeChase Construction Services LLC — Linbeck — Lydig Construction, Inc. — Mace — Marc Truant & Associates, Inc. — Massicotte Construction Ltd. — McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. — Messer Construction Company — Mill Creek Residential Trust — MMC Contractors — Monarch Construction Company — Morris Construction — Mortenson Construction — North Branch Construction, Inc. — O&G Industries, Inc. — OCP Contractors Inc — Pankow Builders — PC Construction Company — PCL Construction — Pepper Construction — Piedmont Construction Group LLC — Power Construction — Riley Construction Company — Rodgers Builders — Rudolph & Sletten, Inc. — Samet Corporation — Second Street Associates LLC — Sellen Construction — Shawmut Design & Construction — Skanska USA Building, Inc. — Skender Construction Company — Skiles Group — Snyder Langston — SpawGlass — Stetson Management & Development, LLC — Structure Tone, Inc. — Suffolk Construction Company — Sundt Construction, Inc. — The Austin Company — The Beck Group — The PENTA Building Group — The Weitz Company — The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company — Timberlake Construction Co — Tocci Building Companies — Turner Construction Company — Unger Construction — Urban Edge — W. G. Yates & Sons Construction Company — Webcor Builders — Welty Building Company — Whiting-Turner Contracting Company — Wohlsen Construction Company — Wright-Ryan — XL Construction Corp.
Trade Partner Perspective
"The eye-opening atmosphere of Congress was very valuable for me and members of my team to experience together. I will attend with more team members this year.”
Jim Morgan, President, Worcester Air
Lean tools and techniques provide a structured and proven approach to collaboration in all aspects of project delivery, from initial design work to final delivery to the client. Lean approaches eliminate waste, promote on-site safety, keep projects on or ahead of schedule, and get everyone in the supply chain working together most effectively for the benefit of the project as a whole. Lean projects promote a safer, more enjoyable work environment for all project participants.
Join your counterparts across the industry and come to the LCI Congress to realize these advantages.
Why Attend LCI Congress?
Rare opportunity to talk with self-performed General Contractors, Owners, Trade Partners and Designers who have an integrated mindset when it comes to Lean.
Learn from peers who understand the unique challenges and struggles when you are shifting 100 to 300 crew members of a project team to Lean
Get real-time ideas that you can take home from our safety track presentations and learn how to make your job site a safer place
Take away new experiences and lessons learned from other Trade Partners so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel going in the wrong direction the first time
Create a collaborative environment amongst your peers and the other trades to find out what the newest trends are in the Lean industry
Come to LCI Congress to make things happen!Register today!
AECOM — Apollo Mechanical Contractors — ARENDAL — Art Iron, Inc. — Atkore International — Buehler & Buehler Structural Engineers, Inc. — Cabot Corporation — Canam Group — Cannistraro — Charter Mechanical — Cox Engineering — Dynalectric — Dynalectric | KDC Systems — Edwards Engineering, Inc. — F+F Mechanical Enterprises, Inc. — Granite Rock Company — Harder Mechanical Contractors, Inc. — Harper Limbach LLC — Harrington Air Systems — Hermanson — Hill Mechanical — Interstate Electrical Services Corp. — Interstates — JC Cannistraro,LLC — John W. Danforth Company — Klover Contracting, Inc. — Legere Woodworking — Lighthouse Masonry, Inc. — Limbach Facility Services LLC — New England Tech Air — Parsons Electric Co. — Rosendin Electric, Inc. — Shapiro & Duncan — Southland Industries — Spectra Contract Flooring — Steel Fabricators — Stokes Mechanical Contractor Inc. — Stowell Inc. — Taft Electric Company — TD Industries — TG Gallagher — The Stowell Company — Victaulic — Webduct Systems Inc. — Worcester Air Conditioning, LLC — Worchester-Air
Trade Contractors Perspective
General Session/Core Program
Friday October 7th Gemba Tour Summary
LCI has a tradition of finishing the Congress with a trip to "gemba", – the place of the real work. These trips have mostly provided an opportunity for the participants to see and sometimes experience Lean projects in action. As valuable as it is to have an example of what can be happening, we routinely heard from the hosts that they got more value in preparing for the visit and interacting with the visitors. The visits will be conducted as "gemba walks". Each group of 20 walkers will have a "sensei" (teacher/coach) walking with them. Following the walk, you will meet with your hosts to provide helpful assessments and suggestions based on your observations and interactions from your walk.
All congress attendees will have opportunity to attend training on how to make a "gemba walk". These training sessions are offered Wednesday and Thursday during Congress.
This year's walks area as follows:
McCormick Place Event Center hosted by Clark Construction
University of Chicago Laboratory of Astro Physics Research hosted by Bergland
Northwestern University Simpson Query Lab Building hosted by Power Construction
Learn your ABCs - Gemba Basics at Legacy Charter School hosted by WB Olson, Inc.
Lean Design and Construction is rapidly becoming the standard for project planning across the U.S., and the 18th Annual LCI Congress is the industry's #1 must-attend event. This year, we’ll be gathering October 3-7 in Chicago, IL! Come and take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to learn about Lean techniques and practices. Congress has enjoyed a 40% growth rate in attendance over the past three years with 999 registrants in 2015...and Lean is becoming more prevalent with companies in the $712b construction market. Based on a representative sample of contractors, a 2013 Dodge Analytics survey found that 28% had implemented at least one Lean practice.
"Those construction companies that have successfully applied lean methods have reduced construction time by up to 30% and reduced costs by up to 15%.”
Shaping the Future of ConstructionA Breakthrough in Mindset And TechnologyWorld Economic Forum
This year, we'll be gathering October 5-6 in Chicago! In addition to the two primary days, Congress will also provide three PREMIUM DAYS of deep dive education and training.
Over two days, the LCI Congress will cover such important topics as:
On Friday, October 7, "Gemba Day", you'll have the opportunity to participate in project site visits that highlight Lean implementation and reflect the progress of Lean in today’s building environment.
Find out more about Gemba Day
"As a long-timer in the industry but a first-timer to LCI Congresses, I'll admit I approached it with some skepticism. Now, I can’t wait for next year in Chicago. The intensive, collegial environment of the Training Days was a great way to deepen the learning experience. During the Congress, my Lean passion was truly revitalized by being able to meet so many well-known Lean Construction thought leaders and practitioners, and then have stimulating one-on-one discussions about both philosophical foundations and practical challenges. Finding out that the Congress attendees and presenters covered such a broad spectrum of academics, consultants, designers, and builders was also a welcome surprise!"
DAVID W. HALL Principal–Contract Tensegrity, LLC and Project Contract Mgmt. Services (PCMS), LLC
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Balfour Beatty Construction Advances Lean Journey at LCI Congress 2015
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