Lean Construction is concerned with aligning and connecting the understanding among different individuals across different spatial and temporal dimensions to get a structure built that meets the programmatic needs of the client. Lean is doing value-added work, per established standards/specifications and/or as mutually agreed by two or more parties, correctly the first time through, with the requirement of continually improving and respect for what people have to offer.
The virtual program is a 8-day immersion in the emerging disciplines of Lean Construction over a two week period. The program features a seven-unit series intended for those individuals who will design and implement a lean transformation strategy within an organization, and those leading projects using lean project delivery. This 35 – hour program was developed to help you obtain the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America Certificate of Management - Lean (CM-Lean). This is a recognized credential acknowledges that its holder is knowledgeable in Lean Construction areas of competency.
Earn Your Lean Credential
Following completion of all seven units of the Lean Construction Education Program, participants will be qualified to sit for an exam to earn AGC’s CM-Lean. LCI-Qatar is an authorized center by AGC to facilitate CM-Lean examination in the Middle East. AGC is developing a virtual proctoring system allows candidates to take the CM-Lean exam online from the safety of their homes.
Who Should Attend
Architects, Designers, Contractors, Construction Managers, Suppliers, Service Providers and professionals seeking additional information about Lean Project Delivery, or those interested in obtaining their CM-Lean credential.
Virtual Program Cost
• LCI-Q Members:
Without Books*: QAR 1,000
With Books (hardcopy)**: QAR 2,500
Without Books*: QAR 4,000
With Books (hardcopy)**: QAR 5,500
*Electronic Book (Kindle version on amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07QVDN4D8/ref=series_rw_dp_sw) for all 7 LCEP units MUST BE PURCHASED by participants.
• Proof of Purchase must be provided to take this course.
**Books are available only for residents in Qatar.
• Examination fees are not included.
• Payment is nonrefundable.
*** To secure your seat, kindly provide your payment receipt 24 hours after registration or by October 28, 2020 midnight, whichever earlier***
LCI- Qatar reserves the right to cancel this program and issue refund of paid fees if the minimum enrollment requirement is not met.
Beneficiary Name: Lean Construction Institute QTR LLC
Address: PO Box 13374, Doha, Qatar
Beneficiary Bank: Qatar National Bank
Account No.: 0251-104042-001
Swift Code: QNBAQAQAXXX
Cash or cheque can be deposited at any QNB operating branch (Corporate Branches ONLY)
Continuous Professional Education
Virtual LCEP counts for 35 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Electronic Certificates of Attendance will be issued
Program Schedule: Date Time
Unit 1-4: Nov 2-5 4:00 – 8:00 PM
Unit 5 Nov 9-10 4:00 – 8:00 PM
Unit 6: Nov11 4:00 – 8:00 PM
Unit 7: Nov12 1:00 – 8:00 PM
Please call: +974 5557-3764
Or send an email to: training@Lci.qa
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The overall aims of the LCEP are to:
1. Develop Lean Construction champions within an organization
2. Advance the use of lean practices in construction through development of a consistent nomenclature and practices
a. Describe lean principles and culture and give examples of their application in design and construction.
b. Describe how leading construction companies use Lean Construction
to consolidate materials and utilize just-in- time to avoid bottlenecks on site.
c. Discuss and apply the basics of the Last Planner® System: a project
planning and production control.
d. Explain the Lean Project Delivery in practice using relational contracting methods.
3. Provide an industry-recognized credential that creates a common standard of knowledge
Unit 1 - Variation in Production Systems: In the construction process, the work we do is all connected and variation in even one of those processes affects us all. This course provides tools to help recognize sources of variation on projects, examine variation’s effect on operations, and mitigate the effects of variation in every-day work.
Following completion of this course, participants will have the ability to: define the different types of variation; explain the concept of throughput and distinguish it from productivity; discuss the role of variation in production operations; list sources of variation in construction settings; and explain and contrast variation mitigation techniques.
Unit 2 - Pull in Production Systems: The course introduces the concept of pull as a means to reliable workflow and the advantages of pull production systems over traditional push and batch and queue systems.
Following completion of this course, participants will have the ability to: compare batch-and queue and continuous-flow production systems; distinguish push systems from pull systems; describe the impact of pull in production systems; and explain pull strategies in construction operations.
Unit 3 - Lean Workstructuring: The course introduces an essential component of the Last Planner® System, Lean Workstructuring (LWS). The course includes a building simulation activity to familiarize participants with pull planning, denotes the difference between push and pull planning, how LWS differs from other methods, and outlines its products briefly for the pre-construction and construction phases. 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 products of Lean Workstructuring; describe the characteristics and application of the Last Planner® System settings; and explain and contrast variation mitigation techniques.
Unit 4 - The Last Planner® System: Unit 4 is the second of two units introducing the Last Planner® System (LPS®) – a project planning and production control process that asks for commitments and promises from team members to meet the overall target schedules. This course includes a building simulation activity, working backwards with sticky notes, to familiarize participants with all LPS® associated practices, namely, Phase Planning, Make Ready Planning, and Weekly Work Planning levels including percent plan complete calculations. Case studies are discussed to emphasize the underlying principles in LPS®. Following this course, participants will be able to: apply the Last Planner® System on a project; hold make ready and weekly work planning sessions; and calculate, track and analyze percent plan complete for a project.
Unit 5 - Lean Supply Chain and Assembly: This full-day course that introduces the lean strategies and tools used to deliver materials, equipment and prefabricated assemblies to the jobsite in a manner that facilitates flow. The course challenges class participants to map the supply chain - looking to minimize waste and maximize value - in a collaborative fashion with all project team members, including suppliers and vendors. Following this course, participants will be able to: differentiate between traditional procurement practices & lean supply chain applications; identify waste & value-adding activities within the supply chain & assembly; evaluate the impact of using lean supply chain on waste elimination, continuous flow & site operations pull; expand lean beyond the individual project; and more.
Unit 6 - Lean Design & Preconstruction: This course explains the concepts of value-based management, lean in the design process and relational contracting. The course is divided into three sessions and teaches participants to: distinguish between the varying definitions for design; define value and commonly used methods to maximize it; discuss waste and commonly used methods to minimize it; differentiate between traditional project methods and lean design; and explain the various lean tools used in design and how to deploy them.
Unit 7 - Problem-Solving Principles and Tools: A seven hour course that describes the Lean Problem Solving Process and illustrates how to use tools to solve problems in a lean manner. Following this course, you will be able to: define the difference between traditional and lean problem solving; describe how to create a team environment to solve problems; explain how to create trust to avoid problems; describe Observation Walks; identify root causes of problems, and develop an A3.
For more details about LCEP, please visit: https://lci.qa/educationprogram/
Program Facilitator: Tony Jacob, PMP, CM-Lean, MIE, PMI-PBA, C Eng.
- Management Consultant with 19+ years for experience in Construction Industry across multiple verticals such as Infrastructure, Real Estate, IT campus, Corporate Interior, Manufacturing Plant.
- verticals such as Infrastructure, Real Estate, IT campus, Corporate Interior, Manufacturing Plant.
- An expert implementing Lean Construction & Project Management best practices in Owner, Consulting & Contractor Organisations through Training, Handholding, Mentoring & Project Specific engagements.
- Developed Project Delivery Strategies to Fast-track Troubled Projects & created practical Framework to achieve measurable improvement in Project Performance.
- Designed ERP system for Architectural company & Implemented DMS in Construction Projects.
- Helping executives to Improve 3P’s in construction projects – Performance, Productivity & Profitability.
- Worked with Bovis Lend Lease, Jones Lang LaSalle, Kuwait United Development, Space Matrix, Aconex, StraVis & BT&BT in Indian and Middle East projects.
- Presented papers in PMPC & ILCC conferences and volunteered to organise several national & international conferences in Project Management & Lean Construction.