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Lean Construction Education Program

Lean Construction Education Program

Lean Construction Education Program

Everyone related to the construction process has an incentive to get the project done faster and at a lower cost - from the project owners who want to see results for their investment to the contractors and specialty contractors 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 and tools needed to build Lean, the Associated General Contractors of America developed the Lean Construction Education Program (LCEP). Construction professionals at all experience levels, working in all size firms, and on all size projects, will learn the building blocks necessary to transform their projects and companies into a Lean Operating System.

The highly interactive program provides 36-hours of instruction and training to provide construction industry professionals at all levels with the knowledge and skills to take advantage of the benefits of Lean Construction.

Students participating in AGC's five-unit Lean Construction Education program will be eligible to take an exam to earn their CM-Lean.

The AGC Certificate of Management-Lean Construction (CM-Lean) is an assessment-based credential that denotes knowledge and understanding of concepts related to lean adoption, practice, and process transformation outlined in the AGC's Lean Construction Education Program. Successful candidates will carry the CM-Lean designation. Click here for more information.

Here are the classes offered:

Unit 1: Introduction to Lean Construction
Unit 1 is an introduction to Lean Construction and its guiding tenets.

Unit 2: Process and Production Basics
Unit 2 introduces Lean Construction processes and how they work, diving deep into the last tenet, Focus on Process and Flow.

Unit 3: Production Systems
Unit 3 is a continuation of the discussion of Lean Production systems which falls under focus on flow that along with the other tenets of Lean form the basis for the Last Planner System and other Lean Construction Methods.

Unit 4: Lean Thinking Applied to Field Production, Last Planner System®
In Unit 4 we examine the Last Planner System®, LPS, for the construction phase of project delivery and how it applies the six tenets of Lean Construction.

Unit 5: Lean Thinking Outside of Field Production
In Unit 5 we show how the six tenets are applied to the other parts of project delivery.

Click here for information regarding AGC of America EDGE Virtual Education Lean Construction Education Program.