Join Balfour Beatty US Lean Leaders at LCI Congress 2017

Lean design and construction leaders from Balfour Beatty US are set to join industry peers, building owners and trade partners at the annual Lean Construction Institute (LCI) Congress 2017 in Anaheim, Calif., Oct. 16 – 20. With a mission centered on transforming design and construction through new approaches to project design and delivery, LCI is a non-profit organization that operates as a catalyst to transform the industry. 

Balfour Beatty’s commitment to innovation, eliminating waste and continuous learning drives the company’s Lean journey and desire to more effectively deliver value for clients and partners.
Key to this journey is Balfour Beatty’s active participation each year at LCI Congress that facilitates collaboration with industry peers and owners, placing people into a community centered on learning and sharing at venues where they engage in training sessions with others on similar journeys. 

Balfour Beatty’s Lean leaders who are presenting at LCI Congress hail from diverse sectors of our US business, including operations, legal, business acquisition and more. Together, they offer unique lessons learned and best practices that enable and enhance Lean implementation on projects. Mark Konchar, chief innovation officer for Balfour Beatty and LCI Chairman for 2017, will be delivering the annual address regarding the state of Lean. 

Lean design and construction principles are transforming the industry, representing a significant advancement in maximizing efficiency and eliminating wasted resources. While the value of these principles are increasingly being recognized, the next challenge lies in educating and implementing Lean across the industry. LCI has created a platform designed to spark new ideas and energize teams to innovate in the real world, and Balfour Beatty looks forward to its continued participation in the process. 

Are you attending LCI Congress 2017 or want to learn more about Lean construction? Join Balfour Beatty’s Lean construction experts who are presenting during the following sessions: 

AGC Unit 4: The Last Planner® System
Tuesday, October 17 @ 1 p.m.
Brie Page, Balfour Beatty 
Track: Path to Certification
Location: Platinum 1

Perfecting the Pitch: Influencing Lean Adoption
Wednesday, October 18 @ 9 a.m.
Bevan Mace, Balfour Beatty 
Location: Marquis - Plenary Room

Why Projects Excel? Great Design Enabled by Lean
Wednesday, October 18 @ 10:35 a.m.
Bevan Mace, Balfour Beatty
Track: The Business Case for Lean
Location: Platinum 7-10

Leveraging Lean Processes in a Design Build Pursuit
Wednesday, October 18 @ 2:05 p.m.
Justin Maletic, Balfour Beatty; Steven Wilson, HMC Architects
Track: Leveraging Lean in Planning & Design
Location: Platinum 1-4

LEAN Lawyering—Crashing through Barriers No One Thought Efficiency Could Penetrate
Wednesday, October 18 @ 4:20 p.m.
Jonathan Head, Balfour Beatty 
Track: Technology & New Techniques in Lean
Location: Exhibit Hall

Congress Welcome/Opening Remarks
Thursday, October 19 @ 7:45 a.m.
Mark Konchar, Balfour Beatty, LCI Board Chair
Location: Marquis - Plenary Room

Lean Lab 1: Effective Construction Planning – Then vs. Now. Comparing Today’s Best Lean Practices to Effective Planning from a Decade Ago
Thursday, October 19 @ 11:05 a.m.
Neal Ernest, Balfour Beatty
Track: The Business Case for Lean
Location: Exhibit Hall

Team Alignment: Communication Enhanced Through Technology
Thursday, October 19 @ 1:50 p.m.
Richard Ryan, Balfour Beatty
Track: Technology & New Techniques in Lean
Location: Platinum 7-10

Why Projects Excel? Great Design Enabled by Lean
Thursday, October 19 @ 3:10 p.m.
Bevan Mace, Balfour Beatty
Track: The Business Case for Lean
Location: Salon E 

Safety Moment: Are You Good or Are You Lucky?
Thursday, October 19 @ 4:00 p.m.
Sean Phillips, Balfour Beatty
Marquis – Plenary Room

Download Balfour Beatty's full presentation schedule here.

Learn more about LCI Congress here.