96th Annual AGC Convention: Lean Construction for Executives
Speaker: Bill Seed, Walt Disney Imagineering
Wednesday, March 18, 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Posted January 21st, 2015

Are you looking to complete projects faster and at lower costs? Lean Construction is driven to minimize costs and maximize value on each project completed, challenging all stakeholders to develop and apply better ways to manage the overall construction process. Everyone related to the construction process has incentive to get the project done faster and at a lower cost — from the project owners who want to see tangible results for their investment to designers and contractors who want to do their job well and move on to the next project. Throughout the construction process — planning, design, construction, activation, operations, maintenance, salvaging, and recycling — the holistic pursuit of continuous improvement drives more efficient, effective, and economic projects. On a corporate level, lean is most effective when embraced by all areas of the company. To do so, senior management must understand the need for and advantages of lean implementation.

Free AGC Instructor Orientation Webinar – Lean Construction Education Program Unit 6: Lean Design and Pre-Construction Wednesday, October 29, 2014; 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., EST

Posted October 23rd, 2014

This FREE webinar is a pre-course requirement for all instructors of AGC of America’s Lean Construction Education Program (LCEP) Unit 6: Lean Design and Pre-Construction.  This one-hour webinar will be led by the principal contributors to LCEP Unit 6 and is intended to educate potential instructors about the content contained in this Lean Design and Pre-construction course.  The webinar will include a live Q & A session with the speakers and will be recorded and posted at www.AGC.orgTo register please click HERE.  For more information about the Lean Construction Education Program, including instructor resources, please visit www.AGC.org/LCEP.

Webinar: The Role of Communication in Supporting the Development of a Lean Culture

Posted October 15th, 2014

Implementing Lean Construction as a business operating system in an organization represents a powerful improvement opportunity, which requires company-wide change, especially for top management. Great two-way communication is the cornerstone for the development of organizational teamwork and the accomplishment of company goals. Everyone pulling in the same direction toward the company goals is the ultimate destination of teamwork.

Additionally, great verbal and visual communication provides the benefit of:

  • Eliminating rumors and gossip which can negatively affect morale, productivity, and culture;
  • Promoting the Continuous Improvement (Kaizen) process;
  • Supporting the elimination of the 8 types of waste in construction processes;
  • Building vulnerability based trust;
  • Supporting the development of future Lean Leaders by modeling the power of an effective communication process.

During this webinar, Thurs., Nov. 20 at 2:00 p.m. (ET), Larry Rubrich, President of WCM Associates LCC  will provide an organizational-wide communication plan and checklist to support the development of a Lean Culture. Actual company examples will be discussed.  Register here.