Lean Construction Education Program - Unit 3


  • May 08, 2020 08:00 AM – 12:00 PM


  • Courtyard by Marriott Ankeny
  • 2405 SE Creekview Drive
  • Ankeny, IA 50021
Fee Type of Fee
$350 MBI Members
$450 Construction Update Subscribers & Non-Members

Presenter: Larry Cormicle, CM-Lean, Cormicle Consulting Services, LLC - Ames, IA

Unit 3: Lean Workstructuring

This unit is the first of two 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 course describes the process of Lean Workstructuring. Following this course, you will be able to:

• Apply the methods and tools utilized in pull planning
• Describe the concept of Lean Workstructuring
• Outline the desired outcomes of Lean Workstructuring
• Describe the characteristics and application of the Last Planner® System

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. 

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. But Lean is also an individual journey. All project team members must work together on a daily basis, incorporating Lean principles into their most basic work, to see the true benefits of lean. 

The Lean Construction Education Program (LCEP) is the curriculum available to help you reach these goals. The LCEP consists of seven units that instruct all aspects of Lean, allowing practitioners to benefit from these principles. Construction professionals at all experience levels will learn the building blocks necessary to transform their projects and companies into a Lean Operating System.

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