Event description

24th Annual Conference of
the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC)



IGLC 2017 is a part of LC3 2017!
Join us on Sunday, July 9th, 2017 for the LC3 Industry Day in Crete
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 TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016

“Advances in Lean Design & Construction Practice from New England, across the US, and Abroad” full-day event

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 from 8am-5pm

Joseph B. Martin Conference Center
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115

Founded in 1993, the IGLC (www.iglc.net) is an international network of researchers from practice and academia in architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) who feel that the practice, education, and research of the AEC industry have to be radically renewed in order to respond to the global challenges ahead.

Annual conferences are the main activity of the IGLC, and their locations rotate amongst the continents. IGLC was held in Brazil in 2013, Norway in 2014, and Australia in 2015. Next year, IGLC will be held in Crete and there will be a proposal to hold IGLC in India in 2018.

Here is your chance to participate in the international dialogue about the lessons learned from recent challenges and solutions that have emerged in Lean Design and Construction practice! Lean practices have started to take hold in New England as RFPs for public and private projects have increasingly been asking AEC companies to discuss how they may use Lean tools and techniques to assist in project management. Speakers from the Owner, Architect, Construction Manager / General Contractor, and Trade Contractor perspectives will discuss their Lean practices in the office and on projects in New England, across the US, and abroad. We hope you will join us to hear the following diverse perspectives!

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM * Registration / Check-In and Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM * Conference Opening

  • * Cynthia Tsao, IGLC 2016 Conference Chair


8:15 AM – 8:30 AM * Welcoming Remarks

  • * Dan C. Heinemeier, Executive Director of the Lean Construction Institute
  • * Mark Reich, Chief Operating Officer of the Lean Enterprise Institute
  • * Luis Alarcon, Representative of the International Group for Lean Construction
  • * Nick Masci, Representative of the Lean Construction Institute New England Community of Practice
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PDF Download: Mark Reich’s Slides (3.1 MB)

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM * Company Leader Panel – Developing our commitment to Lean and what it’s doing for our clients and our company

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9:30 AM – 10:00 AM * Learning to Lead with Respect – Within our company and on projects

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PDF Download: Jussaume and Muncy’s Slides (12 MB)

10:00 AM – 10:20 AM * Coffee Break

10:20 AM – 11:05 AM * Large-Scale Knowledge Creation and Building Competency – Leading and sustaining a Lean transformation inside and out

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PDF Download:
Derek Drysdale’s Slides (File 1 of 2) (25.1 MB)
Derek Drysdale’s Slides (File 2 of 2) (10.3 MB)

11:05 AM – 11:25 AM * Good to Great: What makes Projects Excel?


PDF Download: Bevan Mace’s Slides (6.9 MB)

11:25 AM – 12:10 PM * “Stay the Course” – A message for CM/GCs and owners from your trade partners

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12:10 PM – 1:00 PM * Lunch

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM * And Now, a Word from Our Lawyers – Getting lawyers to be ladders, not the “Wall”

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PDF Download: Ron Ciotti and Brian Perlberg’s Slides (2.4 MB)

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM * Lean Project Leadership – A dialogue about how to make Lean and collaboration work on complex, challenging projects

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PDF Download:
Chris Ovlen’s Slides (4.1 MB)
Tom Sieniewicz’s Slides (1.6 MB)
Peter Berg’s Slides (4.7 MB)

2:15 PM – 2:40 PM * Overcoming Implementation Barriers – Perspectives from complex mechanical and electrical mega-projects located in the Australian bush and a Canadian downtown

 Peter Court    

2:40 PM – 3:00 PM * Coffee Break

3:00 PM – 3:25 PM * Payoffs from Lean Basics – Turning around a $1 billion project in Mexico using simple Lean tools

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3:25 PM – 3:55 PM * Lonely Lean – Practicing Lean with and without other firms from a mechanical contractor perspective


PDF Download: John Cannistraro’s Slides (15.1 MB)

3:55 PM – 4:40 PM * Superintendent Panel – How Lean has made me a better superintendent

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PDF Download: Brad Marshall’s Slides (10.4 MB)

4:40 PM – 4:55 PM * A Reflection of “Advances in Lean Design & Construction Practice from New England, across the US, and Abroad”

  • * Mark Reich, Chief Operating Officer of the Lean Enterprise Institute
  • * Hal Macomber, IGLC 2016 Industry Chair
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4:55 PM – 5:00 PM * Closing 

Due to personal reasons, the following originally confirmed speakers unfortunately will no longer be able to join us at IGLC 2016:

* J. Stuart Eckblad, VP, Major Capital Construction Projects of UCSF Health

* Michael J. Kotubey, President of the Dallas Office of TDIndustries