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 the contractors and designers who want to do their job well and move on to the next project. Lean Construction is based on the holistic pursuit of continuous improvements aimed at minimizing costs and maximizing value on a construction project: planning, design, construction, activation, operations, maintenance, salvaging, and recycling.
To help contractors develop the knowledge needed to build lean, the Associated General Contractors of America developed the 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. This series of courses 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 is an introductory course in the Lean Construction Education Program. This half-day, instructor-led course teaches the concept of variation.
Unit 2: Pull in Production is a half-day, instructor-led course that explains the concept of pull as a means to reliable production workflow.
Unit 3: Lean Workstructuring is the first of two units that introduces the Last Planner® System (LPS). This system was developed by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI) to plan projects in a way that produces predictable workflow and rapid learning. This half-day, instructor-led course describes the process of Lean Workstructuring.
Unit 4: The Last Planner® System is the second of two units introducing the Last Planner® System (LPS). This system was developed by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI) to plan projects in a way that produces predictable workflow and rapid learning. This half-day, facilitator-led course shows how to conduct make-ready and weekly work-planning sessions.
Unit 5: Lean Supply Chain and Assembly is a one-day, instructor-led course that explains the concept of lean supply chain and assembly.
Unit 6: Lean Design and Pre-construction is a half-day, instructor-led course that explains the concepts of value-based management, lean in the design process and relational contracting.
Unit 7: Problem-solving Principles and Tools is a six-hour, instructor-led course that describes the Lean Problem Solving Process and illustrates how to use tools to solve problems in a lean manner.
Instructor: Colin Milberg, PhD – ASKM and Associates, LLC
September 14 – Unit 1, 8:00am-12:00pm & Unit 2, 12:30pm-4:30pm (reg. begins at 7:30am)
September 15 – Unit 3, 8:00am-12:00pm & Unit 4, 12:30pm-4:30pm (reg. begins at 7:30am)
September 28 – Unit 5, 8:00am-4:30pm (registration begins at 7:30am)
September 29 – Unit 6, 8:00am-12:30pm (registration begins at 7:30am)
November 2 – Unit 7, 8:00am-4:30pm (registration begins at 7:30am)
November 3 – Exam Review, 8:00am-12:00pm
Cost: $325/unit for AGC members, $450/unit for Non-members
$1950/all 7 Units, AGC members (saves $325) and $2800/all 7 Units, Non-members.
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