Lean Construction Certificate Program – Session 1 and 2

Eleanconstructioninstituteca-logoveryone 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.

To help contractors develop the knowledge needed to build lean, the Associated General Contractors of America developed the Lean Construction Education Program. All construction professionals will learn the building blocks necessary to transform their projects and companies into lean operating systems. Completion of all 7 modules also allows the opportunity to challenge the AGC Certificate of Management – Lean Construction exam and earn the CM-Lean designation.


For more information about the Lean Construction Certificate Program: Lean Certificate Program Schedule Fall 2018


Session 1: Variation in Production Systems

Variation in Production Systems is an introductory session in the Lean Construction Education Program. This half-day session teaches the concept of variation. Following this session, you will be able to:

  • Define the different types of variation
  • Explain the concept of throughput
  • Distinguish the concepts of throughput and work in progress
  • Describe the role of variation in production operations
  • List sources of variation in construction settings
  • Explain variation mitigation techniques
  • Contrast variation mitigation techniques

Session 2: Pull in Production

Pull in Production is a half-day session that explains the concept of pull as a means to reliable production workflow. Following this session, you will be able to:

  • Compare batch-and-queue and continuous-flow production systems
  • Distinguish push systems from pull systems
  • Describe the impact of pull on production systems
  • Explain pull strategies in construction operations


SAVE MONEY! Register for the entire Lean Construction Certificate Program (7 sessions) and WCA members will pay a reduced price of $2000.  Contact Peggy @ 204-775-8664 ext. 2248 or email peggy@winnipegconstruction.ca to set-up your preferred price payment.


** Price includes both half-day sessions, a delicious lunch and two hard-copy textbooks (valued at over $150).  If you already have the hard-copy or Kindle books, please contact Peggy @ 204-775-8664 ext. 2248 for discount opportunities.




1 Gold Seal Credit


Facilitator: Jim Johnston, President, Quality Dynamics Inc.

Jim Johnston PictureJames Johnston is a Professional Industrial Engineer, a member of the Lean Construction Institute, an advisor to the Board of the Lean Construction Institute of Canada, an Accredited Instructor for the Associated General Contractors’ Lean Construction Education Program and has extensive experience and success implementing Lean Construction tools on construction projects that range in value from $5,000,000 to $150,000,000.

James is a nationally recognized speaker on the topic of Lean Construction and has addressed audiences across the country, most recently as a seminar speaker at Construct Canada, the largest builders expo in Canada. He has 25 years of experience as a consultant and instructor, leading organizations through Lean transformations, implementing quality assurance systems and business process optimization.

  • November 14, 2018
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm


Venue:   Winnipeg Construction Association - Burnell Room

1447 Waverley St., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3T 0P7