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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!
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:
Learn from your Peers’ and Leaders’ Lean Experiences:
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!
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:
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:
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.
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:
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.
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:
This track will help organizations build their playbook and gain new resources for their toolkits.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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].
“[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