LEAN Construction Education Program: Online training beginning March 23
The course requires you to use a PC or Mac
(no tablets or phones) with a webcam and mouse.
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 seven-hour, instructor-led course that describes the Lean Problem Solving Process and illustrates how to use tools to solve problems in a lean manner.
Units 1 & 2: 3/23, 3/25 & 3/30 from 12pm – 3pm EST each day
Units 3 & 4: 4/1, 4/6 & 4/8 from 12pm – 3pm EST each day
Unit 5: 4/13 & 4/15 from 12pm – 3pm EST each day
Unit 6: 4/27 & 4/29 from 12pm – 3pm EST each day
Unit 7: 5/4 & 5/6 from 12pm – 3pm EST each day
Exam Prep (Optional): 5/11 (2 hours, TBD)
All Lean Programs are approved for GBCI Continuing Education hours and AIA Learning Units
Cost: $1900 for all 7 Units and Exam Prep/AGC members ($165 savings) – Prices include manuals
$2100 for all 7 Units and Exam Prep/Non-members
or $295 per Unit
Click here to download a flyer and registration form.