The Lean Executive Course
Sept. 9, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (CT) | Austin, TX

Posted July 29th, 2014

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.

The Lean Executive Course

This course is designed for construction executives who want to know the first steps to leading the Lean implementation in their companies.

  • Executives will lead industry colleagues through their own Lean journey to explore the benefits that applying Lean principles provides the practitioners of Lean principles.
  • The session also includes a panel discussion that covers the essential steps for a construction executive to effectively lead implementation of Lean Construction, and identify and mitigate potential constraints and cultural conflicts in Lean Construction Implementation.

The course is free and takes place on the front end of the AGC Building Contractors Conference. Click here for more details.

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)

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