Webinar: Lean Problem Solving to Improve Contractors Operations
August 5, 2014 | 2:00PM – 3:30PM ET

Posted June 24th, 2014

The concept of Lean has streamlined many processes in construction. Lean delivers projects more efficiently, reduces cost and waste, but how can it help you solve issues in the field? Join Ted Angelo, Executive Vice President of Grunau Company and Mark Federle, McShane Chair of Construction Engineering at Marquette University, as they give you the tools to solve problems in a Lean method. Participants will specifically cover how to apply the A3 problem solving tool in situations that you face on a daily basis. Click here for more information and to register.

2014 AGC Building Contractors Conference Registration Now Open!
September 10-12, 2014 | Austin, TX

Posted May 21st, 2014

We are excited to announce that registration for the 2014 AGC Building Contractors Conference is open! This year’s title is “AEC Collaboration 2014: Partnering, Opportunity, Risk & The Future”. The event is September 10-12, 2014, in Austin, Texas and the theme is collaboration. Here is a particular session focusing on Lean Construction I’d like to draw your attention to:

“Improving Onsite Productivity with Collaborative Lean Implementation”

“Lean construction techniques and culture have begun to change the construction industry.  This collaborative approach delivers greater value by exposing and eliminating waste, promoting continuous improvement and improvement measurements, utilizing “management by sight” techniques that enable engagement by all on the project, and deploying the Last Planner tools that yield optimum efficiencies. However, too often Lean construction implementation is controlled and dominated by the general contractor or construction manager, and the subcontractors, trade contractors and specialty contractors are left to struggle to consistently implement Lean from project to project and in their own shop.”

“In this session, Lean practitioners from leading specialty and trade contractors will demonstrate how they have collaboratively utilized Lean construction principles on their own to deliver and capture more value and differentiate themselves from the competition.”

Speakers: Henry Nutt, III, Division Sheetmetal Superintendent, Southland Industries; Brandon Rainwater, Superintendent, Rosendin Electric, Inc.; Mike Selas, Senior Project Manager, Grunau Company, Inc.; Greg Stedman, Sr. Superintendent, KHS&S Contractors

Wed., Sept. 10, 2014 at 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. (CST)

Learn more about this upcoming industry event at http://meetings.agc.org/AustinBCC/!

Register for the 5th Annual CURT-LCI-AGC Lean Summit
June 11, 2014 | St. Charles, MO

Posted May 1st, 2014

This 5th Annual Lean Summit is jointly presented by the Construction Users Roundtable (CURT), Lean Construction Institute (LCI), and Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).  The Summit will explore why and how owners can use Lean Construction to improve the delivery of their capital projects.  This is a great opportunity to learn and network with individuals interested in Lean Construction—owners, contractors, design professionals, and suppliers are all encouraged to join.  Attendees will be able to learn and share, from the experience of others, how organizations have effectively implemented Lean Construction as a project delivery approach within their businesses.   Experienced Lean practitioners will provide guidance for Owners implementing Lean as a project delivery approach on capital projects for various levels of decision makers, using Q&A as well as qualified and experienced panelists.  Attendees will walk away with key takeaways to help determine their own next steps for implementing Lean as a project delivery approach. May 23, 2014 is the deadline to ensure the special room rate of $139.00 per night. To make a reservation, call the hotel directly or click here.

AGC of America members receive the member rate of $349.  To receive this special rate, AGC members must use the discount code “AGC2014LS”.  For more information and to register, click here.