Webine: Industry Application of Paul Akers Book 2 Second Lean™: How to Grow People and Build a Lean Culture
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (ET) | Wed., Aug. 25, 2015

Posted June 15th, 2015

Changing a company culture is probably one of the most difficult challenges a CEO and top management will have in the construction industry. 2 Second Lean is a refreshing story of how Paul Akers’ company made the breakthrough to a truly lean culture. His challenges will resonate with the experienced Lean practitioner and is a great roadmap for those just starting their lean journey.

Join Remo Mastroianni and Jeff Creighton of Walbridge as they present their experience implementing concepts in Paul Akers’ book and dive into real-life construction examples of what can be accomplished when you train employees to “see waste,” set expectations for continuous improvement, allow employees to make small changes, and communicate those changes and sharing lessons learned. With any long lasting change in an organization, it takes passion and relentless perseverance to nurture the desired outcome. Register here.

Lean Construction for Executives

Posted April 14th, 2015

Lean Construction allows companies to thrive in all economic conditions. By applying lean construction principles, executives can improve safety, and achieve greater customer satisfaction with higher productivity at reduced costs. The Lean Construction for Executives presentation is designed as a way for executives to share their lean journey with their colleagues to improve construction practices.

AGC Convention Presentation: Lean Construction for Executives 

1). Lean Executive Unit – Purpose and Objectives

The executive class is intended for executives and is delivered by executives.

The objectives are:

Objective #1 – Create general awareness of Lean and how it is applied in our industry – overcome the stereotype that it is for manufacturing and not construction

Objective #2 - Provide a reason for executives to start/continue a Lean journey within their organization

Objective #3 – Create demand for the AGC’s Lean Education offering as a follow-up step

2). Audience Analysis

The majority of those attending your presentation will have limited to no understanding of Lean design and construction. Therefore the presentation should answer the following questions:

  • What is Lean design and construction?
  • Why do it?
  • What is the role of the organization’s leader?
  • How do I begin?

Use the template provided below as a resource to prepare your presentation.

PowerPoint Template for Future Presentations

Lean Construction Project Team Course Instructor Orientation
Tues., May 5, 2015 l 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (ET)

Posted April 14th, 2015

As companies implement lean construction management and lean champions are searching for ways to bring the principles of lean construction to their projects.

AGC has developed the Lean Construction Project Team Course to bring lean construction to the jobsite. This presentation will prepare instructors to deliver the course on their company projects to foremen, supervisors, and subcontractor foremen.

Attendees of this webinar will learn:

  • How the course content was included during development
  • How the course should be instructed
  • Where to find instructor resources needed to teach the course
  • How to facilitate the class activities for maximum effect

Pricing for eBooks: This instructor guide is available on Amazon for $100.00. We recommend purchasing the instructor guide before attending this webinar. This is a free webinar. Click here for more details.