By Shaun Sleeth
LCI Los Angeles/Orange County CoP Leader
Director, Business Development, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Attendees of the 2017 LCI Congress have a great deal to be excited about this year! One huge benefit will be taking a page from the deep experience that California-based project teams have in Lean Construction. Forming integrated teams is a best practice for many industry professionals here on the West Coast and is heavily embedded into our building community.
There is great power behind bringing a large group together to learn and to encourage each other to make our industry better. We hope that a strong showing by Southern California clients, designers, contractors and trade partners will help push and motivate our industry peers from coast to coast. There is truly a wide variety and large quantity of market sectors actively building in California—and there’s quite a bit to learn from.
In fact, Lean principles make projects three times more likely to finish early and twice as likely to finish under budget. Here in Southern California, we have a number of clients such as Universal Health Services, Disney, Amgen and Kaiser Permanente, committed to a Lean or integrated approach. Our clients have experienced continued success under these efficiency-forward methods. Congress attendees have the exciting opportunity to become exposed to our profound Lean culture, and we look forward to inspiring our industry colleagues!