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.

Lean Construction Education Program Unit 7 Now Available

Posted April 6th, 2015

Unit 7: Problem-solving Principles and Tools is a seven-hour, instructor-led course that introduces you to the use of teamwork in solving problems and useful tools to support the problem-solving process.

Session 1 – Team Problem Solving
Session 2 – Lean Construction Problem Solving Tools
Session 3 – Using the Tools

Following this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the Lean Problem Solving Process
  • Use tools to solve problems in a lean manner
  • Describe how to solve problems in a team
  • Use an A3 as a problem solving and communication tool
  • Describe the use of the other tools available for problem solving

The course assumes that participants have a working knowledge of Lean Construction theories, definitions, principles and ideas. Unit 7 is the final unit in AGC’s Lean Construction Education Program. A credential, the Certificate of Management-Lean Construction (CM-LC), is under development with release later this year.

About AGC’s Lean Construction Education Program

How lean is implemented within a construction firm can vary based on many factors and the lean transformation is most effectively driven and planned by individuals within a firm. AGC’s Lean Construction Education Program are intended for an organization’s lean champions, who will design and implement a company’s lean transformation strategy at the corporate and project levels. The courses in this program will cover:

Unit 1: Variation in Production Systems
Unit 2: Pull in Production
Unit 3: Lean Workstructuring
Unit 4: The Last Planner® System
Unit 5: Lean Supply Chain and Assembly
Unit 6: Lean Design and Preconstruction
Unit 7: Problem-solving Principles and Tools

Learn more about AGC’s Lean Construction Education Program and view AGC’s National Calendar to find a class near you.

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.

How to become a member of the AGC Lean Construction Forum

Posted December 11th, 2013

Membership in the Lean Construction Forum is open to anyone, both AGC members and non-members. To become a member of the Forum, AGC members should use their AGC member Username and Password to log-in to the Forum website. Non-AGC members are required to register and create a profile.  By logging-in, you are joining the Forum as a member and will receive information about upcoming Lean webinars, resources and the AGC Lean Construction Education Program. There is no cost to join and members will receive “members-only” access to the Lean Library, a citation database containing more than 100 resources.

Webinar: Lean Workstructuring: Perspectives from Miron and Boldt – September 20

Posted September 6th, 2012

Leading practitioners of Lean Workstructuring will provide their perspectives on how their organizations use Lean Practices – specifically related to Workstructuring – to improve the delivery of projects. The unique perspectives of the  panelists will provide a depth of understanding how these practices can be applied to other organizations. Workstructuring seeks to eliminate waste on the jobsite or in offices by improving productivity through the elimination (or at least reduction) of workers waiting on work or work waiting on workers. Enhanced coordination between trades (on the jobsite) or between the various parties constructing the project is the goal. Techniques discussed will include Pull Planning and the Last Planner® System. Participants will learn the value of Pull versus Push planning.

This webinar will be held September 20, 2012 from 2:00 – 3:30 PM (ET).

Register today at http://events.agc.org/EventCalendar/Event?eventId=b2045980-65be-4737-a124-a0a900f86a42.

Webinar: Lean Construction from a Specialty Contractors’ Perspective – July 17

Posted June 18th, 2012

Lean is a philosophy and tool set that is as important to trade partners as it is for general contractors. This webinar looks at the Lean journey for TDIndustries over the past 17 years. Reflecting on how TD’s vision for Lean has changed, the presentation will explore Lean as it is applied in a pre-fab shop and at the project site. This includes the 5 areas of focus: 5S, Pull Planning, Constraint Analysis, 6 Week Planning, and Essential Conversations. At the conclusion, speaker Tim McNew will provide some insight into the challenges faced and what is next for TD.

The webinar will be held on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 from 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (ET). For more information and to register got to: Click Here