Lean Supplemental Courses

Lean Construction For Executives

Lean Construction allows companies to thrive in all economic conditions. By applying lean construction principles, executives can improve safety, and achieve greater customer satisfaction with higher productivity at reduced costs. The Lean Construction for Executives presentation is designed as a way for executives to share their lean journey with their colleagues to improve construction practices. The presentations are designed to be a customized story of each company's lean journey.

Below are the two presentations delivered at AGC Annual Conventions:

Lean Construction for Executives, presented by Linbeck and Sundt Construction, March 2016, San Antonio, TX

Lean Construction for Executives 

Lean Construction for Executives, presented by Bill Seed, March 2015, San Juan, PR

AGC Convention Presentation: Lean Construction for Executives 

1) Lean Construction for Executives Presentation – Purpose and Objectives

The executive presentation is intended for executives and is delivered by executives.

The objectives are:

Objective #1 – Create general awareness of Lean and how it is applied in our industry – overcome the stereotype that it is for manufacturing and not construction

Objective #2  Provide a reason for executives to start/continue a Lean journey within their organization

Objective #3 – Create demand for the AGC’s Lean Construciton Education Program as a follow-up step

2) Audience Analysis

The majority of those attending the presentation will have limited to no understanding of Lean design and construction. Therefore, the presentation should answer the following questions:

  • What is Lean design and construction?
  • Why do it?
  • What is the role of the organization’s leader?
  • How do I begin?

Use the template provided below as a resource to prepare your presentation.

PowerPoint Template for Future Presentations

Lean Construction Project Team Course

This Instructor Guide is available on the AGC Marketplace

This course is designed to be a standalone course delivered at the project level. The intended audience includes the foremen and supervisors on a project who will be the Last Planners. This course teaches through simulations designed to represent actual conditions encountered on a jobsite.

Following this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the effects of batching on production systems
  • Identify the effects of pull on production systems

The course is divided into two sessions:

  • Session 1 introduces Pull Production Systems and provides Pull in Construction examples as a part of the workflow.
  • Session 2 introduces the concept of production planning, as contrasted with project management. The differences between reactive and proactive control are also explored.

Instructors can access the additional materials necessary to facilitate the Lean Construction Project Team Course below.

The materials include:

  • Lean Construction Project Team Course PowerPoint Presentation
  • Parade of Trades Worksheets
  • Light Fixture Assembly Worksheets
  • Foreman Handouts

Lean Construction Project Team Course PowerPoint Presentation

Print one set of each of these worksheets per team:

Parade of Trades Worksheets

Light Fixture Simulation Worksheets

Print one set of Foreman Handouts for each student that will attend the class:

Foreman Handouts