Lean Construction Education Program

LEAN Seminars

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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.

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Lean Construction 101 – Introduction video

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


ABA’s LEAN Construction Instructor:


Jeff Esgar has worked in the construction industry for 30 years and has been with Sundt for 17 years.  Throughout his construction career, Jeff has worked as Field Engineer, Project Engineer, Field Superintendent, Project Superintendent, Project Manager, and Operations Manager.  Jeff is currently working in Sundt’s Administrative Workforce Development group as a Talent Development Specialist.  Certifications include Certified Professional Constructor, Certificate of Management in Lean (CM-Lean), and LEED Accredited Professional.

Jeff is past-chair of the AGC Lean Construction Forum Steering Committee.  He also conducts Lean training for the Arizona ABA chapter and leads Lean efforts and training for Sundt Construction.


Upcoming Courses:


To sign up for Lean Unit 5: Lean Supply Chain & Assembly, click here.

To sign up for Lean Unit 6: Lean Design and Pre-Construction, click here.

To sign up for Lean Unit 7: Problem-Solving Principles & Tools, click here.


Upcoming Exams:

To sign up for Lean Construction Exam: August 25, 2017, click here.

To sign up for Lean Construction Exam: December 1, 2017, click here.