Manage your projects more efficiently and effectively through Lean processes when you attend the 18th Annual Congress! Join over 1000 of your peers for the Premier Lean event of the year!

This year featuring keynotes by:

  • Chris Fussell, former Navy SEAL Officer and the current Chief of Network Management at McChrystal Group
  • Shawn Achor, author, The Happiness Advantage
  • Brad Frank, President, Tulsa Tube Bending.

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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:

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 Construction
A Breakthrough in Mindset And Technology
World 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:

Monday, October 3 and Tuesday, October 4 will offer over 20 training courses in the following tracks:

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.

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“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

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lean design and construction champions from Balfour Beatty Construction joined industry peers, building owners and trade partners to collaborate and share ideas at the recent 17th Annual Lean Construction Institute (LCI) Congress 2015 in Boston. Read More >>

LCI 18th Annual Congress Update (eBlasts)

Owners Edition
Designers Edition
General Contractors Edition
Trade Contractors Edition
Superintendent’s Edition
First-Time Attendee’s Edition
Early Bird Registration Deadline Expiring
What LCI Congress Training Days Will Teach You
Congress Theme: Building People – Transforming Culture
What LCI Congress Gemba Day Will Teach You

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For questions about Congress and programming, please contact Joan Piccariello, Director of Program Development, at [email protected]

For questions about exhibitor registration, please contact Ilene Goldberg, Manager of Membership and Component Relations, at [email protected]

For questions about registration, please contact Julia Shellhouse, Manager of Administration, at [email protected]