Lean Construction Institue 2022 Congress - New Orleans, LA

Program

Congress Overview

Building upon the success of last year’s Congress, and learning from your feedback, we are finalizing the 2022 Congress program. You can expect sessions on diverse topics for all levels of Lean learning, along with inclusive, engaging networking opportunities. Check back for the latest updates!

At LCI Congress, the more you do, the more you learn. The celebration starts with Learning Day, a chance to deep dive on specific Lean topics with seasoned trainers. Next are the two Core Days of peer-led presentations, inspiring keynotes, networking, and more. Congress week wraps up with Gemba Day, a chance to see some NOLA Lean in action. Throughout Congress, you can participate in a Lean Coffee, meet with allied vendors in the Exhibit Hall, or engage in hard-hitting demonstrations through Live Labs. And however your Congress experience shapes up, you’re bound to walk away with new friends and actionable ideas to help propel your own Lean improvements.”
—Tom Weathers, 2022 LCI Congress Chair & Director of Purchasing & Systems Innovation, Landis Construction Co., LLC

 

Core Program – Wednesday | Thursday

Explore curated sessions for every flavor of Lean learning, including advanced breakout sessions, through five unique tracks based on the theme, Lean Gumbo: The Right Ingredients for Project Success. The program encompasses relevant, timely, and inspiring content for everyone from frontline field leaders to top executives. Find your recipe for Lean success.

Theme

Tracks

Lean Gumbo:
The Right Ingredients for Project Success

Tracks

It Starts with Good Ingredients—Developing People & Buy-In
A Recipe Worth Sharing—Processes, Tactics & Technologies that Bring Results
Making the Roux—Setting the Tone in Design & Preconstruction
Turn Up the Heat—with Field Execution & Safety
Serve & Celebrate—Projects & Teams that Tie It All Together
Stir in a Dash of Inspiration—Unconference (NEW this year)

Learn more about the 2022 LCI Congress tracks:

It Starts with Good Ingredients—Developing People & Buy-In

Learn from stories focused on implementing best practices for developing Lean skills and a Lean mindset. Presentations will showcase experiences and metrics that detail improvements derived from Lean practices, such as collaborative communication, problem solving, and reliable commitments. You’ll also find strategies and approaches for developing Lean leaders and inspiring others to start their journey. Stay tuned for a full list of sessions that demonstrate how Lean ingredients add value to individuals, teams, and projects—and gain best practices for scaling Lean within your team or organization.

A Recipe Worth Sharing—Processes, Tactics & Technologies that Bring Results

Explore processes and tools that drive continuous improvement and better outcomes on projects. These presentations will address how different project partners, including owners, designers, general contractors, and trade partners, can come together at project onset. You’ll also find discussions of how to leverage technology to improve planning and collaboration. Check back for a list of sessions in which Lean leaders share takeaways from their achievements and challenges—and add to your recipe box for success!

Making the Roux—Setting the Tone in Design & Preconstruction

Learn best practices for collaborative design and preconstruction efforts that deliver value to all project stakeholders. Explore how Lean tactics such as Target Value Delivery and Conditions of Satisfaction influence the overall design process. These sessions will also focus on how design and preconstruction leaders can support a learning culture in the office. Stay tuned for a full list of sessions that explore how to make the Roux.

Turn Up the Heat—with Field Execution & Safety

Engage on Lean principles that improve efficiency, productivity, and safety on the jobsite. You’ll examine how to leverage some or all aspects of Last Planner System®, including Milestones, Constraints, PPC, Variance, and Making Work Ready. Sessions will also cover how to leverage Lean principles and tactics (5S, 8 Wastes, Just in Time Delivery, Visual Management, Gemba Walks, A3 Thinking, and Problem Solving, and more) to add value to field execution. Check back for a list of sessions that feature how all stakeholders can influence Lean practices in the field to deliver better results.

Serve & Celebrate—Projects & Teams that Tie It All Together

Gain insights into how high-performing teams connect the dots and deliver best-in-class value on a project level. Sessions will explore how IPD/IFOA teams can overcome challenges and realize opportunities to deliver value to clients. Examine how a Lean culture can help with your project success while learning from Lean leaders’ complete stories, including peaks and valleys. Stay tuned for a list of sessions that help you serve and celebrate best-in-class value!

Stir in a Dash of Inspiration—Unconference (NEW this year)

Stir in a Dash of Inspiration—at the Unconference (NEW THIS YEAR!)
Engage in fast-paced, highly interactive sessions that leverage attendees’ collective expertise. Tools like the “unpanel” and TRIZ (a reverse engineering/mistake proofing framework) keep the learning fluid, active, and fun. Sessions 1A and 1B focus on exploring the motivating factors that drive interest in Lean from individuals, teams, and organizations. In Session 2A and 2B, you’ll collaborate to come up with a list of ways to undermine/break a Lean journey—and then work together to fix it! In the final Unconference session, attendees will engage in an open-ended, participant-driven dialog about what’s new, next, and amazing in Lean. Stay tuned for full details on each session—and get ready to stir in a healthy dash of creativity at the Unconference.

Networking

Build and strengthen your connections with peers across the industry. The LCI Congress is the ideal setting for networking and collaborating within your worldwide professional community. Connect while taking part in Lean learning together, during planned networking breaks, and at special social events throughout Congress.

Learning Day – Tuesday

Earn continuing education credits through your choice of 25 half- or full-day hands-on courses covering various Lean topics. Coming soon—the interactive program will showcase the full list, course details, and spots open. Register for the Core Program first, then add your choice of Learning Day sessions.

Gemba Day – Friday

Learn through Lean in action at off-site project visits spanning industry, higher education, and healthcare settings. Details will be available soon! Register for the Core Program first, then add your Gemba Day visit.

Live Labs

Live Lab demos will be integrated into the Congress Core Program. Focus on immediately applicable field skills and design concepts while connecting within your greater design and construction community. Each Live Lab hits quickly on one topic and hands-on best practices to make you more effective. Our Lean Champions and presenters work to make each Live Lab innovative, engaging, and useful to you.

Live Labs take place in 40-minute sessions, with most comprised of two 20-minute presentations. Capacity is capped at 100 attendees for each Live Lab.