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2018 Congress Recap Video



Reflecting on Our Past, Envisioning Our Future

October 15-19, 2018
Orlando, Fla.


Who should attend?

The 20th Annual LCI Congress program is specifically designed for your leadership role in the industry. Each year, LCI Congress brings together owners, trade partners, members of the design community, general contractors and other Lean professionals to get inspired, learn from Lean success stories and build relationships, expand networks and foster collaboration.

LCI Congress is the event for you —
click here to check out presentations specifically related to your role.

“The speakers’ transparency in sharing advice and the struggles they’ve overcome along their Lean journey with LCI Congress attendees was invaluable. It was refreshing being surrounded by motivated professionals passionate about Lean, and the Lean training provided a solid next step for transforming organizational culture.”

Kevin Labrecque, Senior Vice President – Operational Excellence, Harper Limbach

Join more than 1,600 of your peers for the premier Lean event of the year! Developed for the design and construction industry, LCI’s 20th Annual Congress in 2018 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.

LCI Congress is beneficial for everyone, no matter where you are on your Lean journey. As an attendee, you can expect to:

  • Learn how to start your Lean journey
  • Deepen your learning experience
  • Be revitalized by meeting with other Lean construction thought-leaders

When you attend LCI Congress you learn from others based on their own Lean experiences. You will:

  • Learn how projects have been completed on or under budget using integrated approaches
  • Hear how others have used Lean project delivery to obtain better predictability, consistent on-time delivery and fewer change orders on their completed projects
  • Learn from LCI Congress session speakers, as well as other owners, how to avoid claims and costly adjudication on your projects
  • Facilitate conversations with your peers about obtaining improved design and building performance through Lean project design and delivery


What do Lean professionals value at LCI Congress?

“Hearing what others are doing to utilize Lean principles to add value to their business operations.”

Matt Bleakley, Senior Project Manager, Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

“This forum is the most honest sharing of successes and failures from our peers.”

Marshall Scott, Robins Morton

“The people I brought who had no prior experience in Lean had a good time and learned a lot.”

Josh Barnum, Superintendent, Turner Construction


Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorships of various levels are available for the 2018 LCI Congress in Orlando, Fla.

For more information, please contact Ilene Goldberg at [email protected].

Congress Overview

Monday, Oct. 15 – Tuesday, Oct. 16
Earn continuing education credits by signing up for courses available in various Learn topics.
Find out more about the Learning Days
Find out about LCI Research Committee Learning Sessions

Wednesday, Oct. 17 – Thursday, Oct. 18

The 2018 LCI Congress presentation tracks have been finalized for Wednesday and Thursday breakout sessions! Here’s a glimpse of what you can expect from each:

  • Lean Transformations
    Lean project, program and enterprise transformation implementations/journeys within organizations focusing on Lean embedment in all of a firm’s operations.
  • Adapting Lean Principles to the Planning, Design and Preconstruction Phases
    Leveraged Lean techniques in the planning and design phase.
  • Field-Driven Lean
    Lean stories that were driven by trade partners, site superintendents and other in-field staff (production, safety, quality, etc.).
  • Lean in 2028, Envisioning the Future
    What advanced technology, new techniques and innovation (i.e. 4D/5F BIM, safety, modular construction, artificial intelligence, automation, etc.) have you leveraged to enable or enhance Lean implementation on projects?
  • Talent Gap — Knowledge Transfer
    Acknowledging the ever-growing gap of talent in the industry, respecting the deep knowledge held within and how to transfer it efficiently, investing in our future, fostering team development, developing a system that consistently produces results (i.e. not “if we only had more A team players”). Lean experience transfer.
  • Kaizen — Continuous Improvement
    Stories of project, program or company wide implementation of Kaizen, continuous improvements with a desire to hear as much about failures as successes and the lessons learned in both.

Find out more about the General Session / Core Program

Friday, Oct. 19
Your chance to put what you’ve learned during the week into practice. You will have your choice of multiple off-site projects to visit and apply your knowledge.
Find out more about Gemba Day


Meet peers across the industry and make connections from across the nation.
Find out more about networking at LCI Congress

Exhibit Hall

Bringing value to all aspects of LCI Congress is a top priority. The exhibitors’ contributions are an essential way to add value to every opportunity. Owners, designers, trade partners and all project stakeholders visit the exhibit hall to stay current on the latest technologies and to find the best tool to lead their Lean journey. The LCI Congress exhibit hall continues to grow, so be sure to visit to find the best path forward!

In addition to our industry-specific content centered around research, lessons learned and best practices, LCI Congress attendees enjoy numerous networking opportunities with your peers in the Lean community. Attendance continues to grow as LCI expands our educational resources to provide the content that attendees need most. Don’t miss out — be sure to join us in Orlando, Fla. from Oct. 15-19 for the 2018 LCI Congress, our 20th anniversary year!


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