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Congress Recap Videos

Tuesday & Wednesday


Capture and Leverage the Lean Advantage

October 16-20, 2017
Anaheim, CA

The 19th Annual LCI Congress features programs specifically designed for you! Just click a link below to learn what’s covered:

“I had a wonderful experience at the 2016 LCI Congress. This was my first Congress, and it was amazing to meet so many others who are interested in Lean innovation in the construction industry. The best part about it for me was listening to others who have actually delivered projects using Lean methods. This has opened up a whole new way of looking at the construction industry for me. I will definitely remain involved with LCI and in practicing Lean methods on our projects.”

Bob Riggs, Lean Innovation Foreman, Mortenson Construction

Join over 1,300 of your peers for the premier Lean event of the year! Designed for the design and construction industry, LCI’s 19th annual Congress 2017 will offer continuous education credits, cutting-edge Lean methods and countless networking opportunities.

Projects with high Lean Intensity are three times more likely to complete ahead of schedule and two times more likely to complete under budget.


  • Learn how to start your Lean Journey
  • Deepen your learning experience
  • Revitalize by meeting with other Lean Construction thought-leaders

When you attend Congress you learn 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


“I liked that the focus of the Congress was on people. The bottom line to everything is our relationships with others, so it makes perfect sense to spend the majority of our time and effort building those relationships. Then the rest of the process is so much easier. People like to work with people they like! Imagine that!”

Rodd Weber, Corporate Safety Director, The PENTA Building Group


Congress Overview

Monday, Oct. 16 – Tuesday, Oct. 17

Find out more about the Training Days

Wednesday, Oct. 18 – Thursday, Oct. 19

The 2017 LCI Congress presentation tracks have been established for Wednesday and Thursday breakout sessions!

  • Lean Interventions, Challenges & Transformations
    You will hear stories on challenging projects/processes/culture that teams have encountered, Lean techniques that have been leveraged both successfully and unsuccessfully. Direct stories and examples of challenges people have faced, their successes and lessons learned will be shared.
  • Leveraging Lean in Planning & Design
    Hear how teams have leveraged Lean techniques in the Planning & Design phases for their projects.
  • Field-Driven Lean
    Hear Lean Design and Construction stories driven by trade contractors, site superintendents and other in-field staff (production, safety, quality, etc.).
  • The Business Case for Lean
    Hear presentations on the business case for Lean implementation, how Lean has changed profitability or value creation (predictability, risk mitigation, employee retention, client service) at a project or organizational level.
  • Technology & New Techniques in Lean
    Hear about technologies, new techniques and innovation (i.e. 4D/5F BIM, safety, modular construction, etc.) that have been leveraged to enable or enhance Lean implementation on projects.

Find out more about The General Session / Core Program

Friday, Oct. 20

Find out more about Gemba Day


Find out more about Networking at Congress

Exhibit Hall

Bringing value to every aspect of Congress is a top goal for LCI and we want our attendees to benefit from each minute they spend at our event. The contributions of the exhibitors are just another way to add value to the educational offerings of Congress. Owners, designers, general contractors and trades partners visit the exhibit hall to learn about the newest technology and find the best tool to lead them on their Lean journey. The LCI Congress exhibit hall continues to grow from year to year so be sure to visit the exhibit hall and find the best system to advance your Lean journey!

In addition to our industry-specific content based around research, lessons learned and best practices, our attendees find value in the networking opportunities LCI Congress provides with others in the Lean community. Attendance continues to grow as LCI expands our educational resources to make sure that we provide what attendees need most. So, be sure to join us in Anaheim, Calif. from Oct. 16-20 for the 2017 LCI Congress!