Lean Construction Education Program

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

Upcoming Classes:

Lean Unit 6:   Lean Design and   Pre-Construction    |   September 17,   2021   |   7:30am – 12pm

Lean Unit   7  :   Class   Problem Solving &   Tools   |   October   15,   2021   |    7:30am   –   4:30pm

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ABA Lean Instructors Include:

Dan Menghini, CM-Lean

Project Director
Chasse Building Team

Stephen Nichols, LEED AP, CM-Lean

Project Director
A3 Construction Mgmt. Services, LLC.

Brad Nelson, CM-Lean

General Superintendent
Hensel Phelps


Talent Development Specialist
Sundt Construction

Anthony Jeffers, CM-Lean

Director of Project Development
Hensel Phelps

Michael McNew, CM-Lean

Construction Manager

Chris Vine, CM-Lean

Project Superintendent DBIA, CM-Lean, LEED®AP
Hensel Phelps