Posted January 6th, 2017
Lean construction methods in the building industry have focused largely on coordinating work between various trades and eliminating conflict through more productive communication and coordination. Although these concepts are important in all construction work, horizontal contractors self-perform more work and build in a more linear fashion, resulting in a greater need to improve performance within its own operations. In many ways horizontal construction is more like manufacturing than building construction.
This AGC WebEd will show how Lean construction principles can have a major impact in a horizontal world. Highway, bridge and other horizontal construction activities can benefit by using these principles. Learn how to make your company more profitable by applying lean construction principles to your operations and specific job applications. For more information and to register, click here.
Posted December 12th, 2016
The AGC Lean Construction Education Program, LCEP, continues to gain momentum and 2016 is proving to be a big year for the program as the construction industry implements Lean Construction. Almost 800 students have completed all seven units of the program and the program has 11,000 total units attended.
There are many AGC chapters conducting the AGC of America developed education program with 29 AGC chapters serving as testing centers for the AGC Certificate of Management-Lean Construction (CM-Lean) credential.
Over 300 learners have earned the CM-Lean credential since its inception in October of 2015.
Owners continue to recognize the value of the AGC Lean Construction Education Program and the CM-Lean credential, and AGC chapters across the country have filled their schedules for the coming months with courses offerings and scheduled exams.
To share the principles and benefits of Lean Construction AGC of America has transformed the former Lean Construction 101 video into a 50 minute self-paced e-learning course providing a foundation of the key concepts and terms used in Lean Construction, providing AGC members with the background necessary to further their Lean Construction Education.
Begin your Lean Construction journey with the Foundations of Lean Construction
AGC announces the release of the Foundations of Lean Construction. This Lean Construction 101 course serves as the introductory course to the AGC Lean Construction Education Program, and is the starting point for many who seek to implement Lean Construction.
Following this course, you will be able to:
- List examples of Lean Construction in practice.
- Discuss benefits of Lean Construction.
- Define Lean Construction.
- Explain the origins of Lean Construction.
- Describe Lean Construction tools.
- Identify Lean Construction implementation opportunities.
Click on the link below to participate in the self-paced interactive course.
Lean 101: Foundations of Lean Construction
Posted October 13th, 2016
Implementing lean construction can play a significant role in improving the performance of companies who operate in the Construction Utility and Infrastructure (UI) markets. In this paper Andrew Apostolik, Group Engineer, Civil Group, at Sundt Construction, Inc. describes the ways lean construction can benefit companies that implement Lean Construction beyond building construction.