Learn by Doing from Those Who Do

Phoenix, Arizona

October 19-22, 2021

Check out the latest details on sessions, speakers, daily events, spots available, and more in our searchable agenda!


What Will You Discover at the LCI Congress?

The LCI Congress brings together professionals from every field within the design and construction industry to engage on the latest Lean practices. You will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in unparalleled knowledge-sharing across disciplines. Discover how Lean approaches and methods improve project outcomes in critical areas including cost-savings, efficiency, and quality, as well as advance overall organizational health. Gain new ideas and perspectives through hands-on learning with colleagues, peers, and Lean leaders at the 23rd LCI Congress. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Who Should Attend?

The LCI Congress brings together owners, members of the design community, general contractors, trade partners, and other Lean professionals to collaborate, network, learn, and share both success stories and challenges. Gain inspiration with stakeholders across the design and construction industry!

Join More than 1,000 of your Colleagues and Industry Leaders for the Lean Event of the Year!

Playing a vital role in the design and construction industry for over two decades, the 23rd Annual Congress integrates offerings for every stage of your Lean journey, including advanced breakout sessions. Attend Congress to engage in cutting-edge Lean methods, participate in rich networking opportunities, and earn continuing education credits. The broad range of programming includes topics to:

  • Launch and advance your Lean journey.
  • Deepen your Lean experience.
  • Revitalize and refresh your outlook.

Learn from your Peers’ and Leaders’ Lean Experiences:

  • Discover how projects have been completed on or under budget using integrated Lean approaches.
  • Hear how others have used Lean project delivery to obtain better predictability, consistent on-time delivery, and fewer change orders for projects.
  • Learn from LCI Congress session speakers and other owners about how to avoid claims and costly adjudication on projects.
  • Exchange ideas on achieving improved design and building performance through Lean project design and delivery.

Congress Overview

Tuesday – Learning Day

Earn continuing education credits through your choice of 25 engaging, hands-on courses on various Lean topics. Options include Introduction to Lean Project Delivery, Introduction to Last Planner System ®, Introduction to Target Value Delivery and Effective Big Room. View the interactive program for the full list and to see how many spots are open!

Wednesday | Thursday – Core Program

  • Explore curated sessions for every stage of Lean learning, including advanced breakout sessions, through four unique tracks. Visit the interactive program for topic and speaker details.
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Theme and Presentation Tracks

Discover the presentations that mean the most to your Lean journey with four tracks built around the overarching theme of Learn by Doing from Those Who Do:

Leveling Imbalances in Lean Learnings:

When companies adopt and normalize Lean behaviors, they begin to see the shift to Lean culture. The presentations in this track will demonstrate how Lean knowledge is shared across teams, covering topics including:

  • How do you drive Lean into every corner of your project team/organization?
  • How do you meet team members “where they are” on their Lean journey?

This track will help you engage with other professionals whose objective is to identify Lean imbalances and take the right steps to fill those gaps.

Lean Learnings from Prefabrication:

Implementation of prefabrication and offsite manufacturing methods on projects have the potential to improve schedules, quality and safety. This is done by engaging in early focus on those elements, reducing the congestion of installation forces on site and pulling portions or all of the building into a controlled environment for manufacturing. Engage on questions spanning:

  • How should the different project partners, including owners, designers, general contractors, trades and inspection authorities, come together to maximize the impact of prefabrication on a project?
  • How have you created a holistic (from design through execution) approach to prefabrication on your project?

Presentations will cover lessons from the design desk, the shop/plant and the project site in effectively planning for and implementing prefabrication on your projects.

Lean Learnings from the Field:

These presentations will emphasize how Lean practices are improving the efficiency and effectiveness of work being put in place, with a focus on topics including:

  • What unique practices have been adopted by your field personnel to optimize installation, decrease waste and promote safe practices?
  • How do stakeholders (the design community, general contractors, owners, trade partners and consultants) drive Lean practices in the field to deliver better results?

This track will help organizations build their playbook and gain new resources for their toolkits.

Lean Learnings from the Design Community:

In this track, you will learn best practices for implementing and measuring Lean innovation in the design space. Presentations will highlight the integration of Lean efforts in the design process and the effect on implementation, including:

  • How can design drive Lean delivery during the design process and bring in relevant parties from conception to closeout?
  • How can the design community bring value to projects through Lean thinking and thus optimize flow?

These presentations will help you better understand how to integrate Lean principles into the Design Phase and/or internal Lean journey and maximize implementation throughout the project life cycle.

Friday – Gemba Day

Learn through Lean in action at off-site project visits spanning industry, higher education, and healthcare settings. Visit the interactive program for details on each site visit:

  • Arizona State University Multi-Purpose Arena
  • Valleywise Health Roosevelt Campus
  • DIRTT’s Lean Culture Transformation
  • Northeast Ambulatory Care Center (NEACC)


Build and strengthen your connections with peers across the industry. The LCI Congress is the ideal setting for networking and collaborating within your worldwide professional community.

Exhibit Hall

Visit the exhibit hall to stay current on the latest technologies and discover the best tools for your Lean journey. You will find exhibits relevant to all project stakeholders, including owners, the design community, general contractors and trade partners. Don’t miss this unique one-stop opportunity to view the latest offerings in person.

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


Why Sponsor/Exhibit?

The LCI Congress offers exceptional opportunities to increase your company’s visibility and advance your mission within the design and construction industry. Introduce your latest offerings, raise your profile, and build connections with your audience.

For more information on how to meet your goals at Congress this year, please contact Ilene Goldberg at [email protected].

Keynote Sponsor – General Stanley McChrystal

App Sponsor

Cocktail Charging Stations Sponsor

Student Sponsor

Lean Coffee Sponsor

Hole 1/Beverage Cart

Hole 2

Holes 8, 9, & 17

Hole 18

Hole 6

Hole 13/Golf Safety Kit

Hole 7


“[The LCI] Congress is a unique opportunity to interact with, and learn from, the leaders in the Lean delivery and construction movement. Each year I meet people applying Lean philosophies in innovative ways to improve their work and their projects. More than any other industry event, the LCI Congress has influenced how I approach my work and interact with the entire project team.”

Michael Williams, Principal, Senior Healthcare Planner, Stantec
2021 LCI Congress Chair


“LCI Congress is the world’s largest gathering of construction Lean experts and enthusiasts. I highly encourage all industry members and leaders attend to learn and stay abreast of the latest Lean practices that are moving our industry forward.”

Jose Garcia-Aranda, Alberici Constructors, Inc.


“LCI Congress brings together researchers, industry experts and construction and design practitioners to learn, share and advance Lean behaviors and practices. Those who attend, from our field supervision to our executives, leave the event energized and empowered to continue fostering our Lean culture and helping to transform construction through our projects.”

Stephanie Roldan, Director of Lean Culture, Rosendin


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