Everyone related to the construction process has incentive to get the project done faster and at a lower cost – from the project owners who want to see tangible results for their investment to the contractors and designers 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 needed to build lean, the Associated General Contractors of America developed the Lean Construction Education Program. Construction professionals at all experience levels, will learn the building blocks necessary to transform their projects and companies into a lean operating system.

Lean Construction 101 – Introduction video

Unit 1 | Variation in Production Systems – A four-hour in-seat course

Unit 2 | Pull in Production – A four-hour in-seat course

Unit 3 | Lean Workstructuring – A four-hour in-seat course

Unit 4 | The Last Planner® System – A four-hour in-seat course

Unit 5 | Lean Supply Chain and Assembly – An eight-hour in-seat course

Unit 6 | Lean Design and Pre-construction – A four-hour in-seat course

Unit 7 | Problem-solving Principles and Tools – A seven-hour in-seat course

Participate in Lean Construction Education Program courses at AGC Chapters around the country, or find out how you can bring AGC’s Lean Construction Education Program to your organization.