Lean Construction Certificate Program – Sessions 1 and 2

The Lean Construction Institute of Canada (LCI-C) is dedicated to transforming the building industry in Canada by changing how projects are planned, designed, managed, and constructed, in all forms of project delleanconstructioninstituteca-logoivery.  Lean principles, when utilized in construction, can help deliver projects more efficiently, while enhancing productivity, and improving profitability throughout the construction project.  Lean construction has demonstrated its ability to minimize costs and maximize value for all project participants.

To help the Canadian building industry learn more about Lean construction, and to foster a new culture of continuous improvement in planning, design and construction industry, LCI-C is pleased to offer the Lean Construction Certificate Program, developed by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).

The 7 session program will provide professionals at all levels with the ability and skills to implement Lean, and transform the way you do business. Following completion of all seven sessions of the Lean Construction Certificate Program, participants will be qualified to sit for an exam to earn AGC’s Certificate of Management – Lean Construction.

For more information about the Lean Construction Certificate Program: Lean Certificate Program Schedule 2017


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


** 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 PictureJim Johnston, P. Eng., is an Industrial Engineer, a member of the Lean Construction Institute and an accredited trainer with the Associated General Contractors of America. With more than 20 years of experience, Jim is a construction, operations, and quality specialist focusing on business process analysis and improvement, Lean thinking and implementation, strategic planning, and business development. He has worked extensively as a management consultant & trainer, leading organizations through Lean transformations, quality system implementation / auditing, and process optimization projects. Jim has facilitated the implementation of Lean Construction on many projects and is currently involved in the continued development of the Lean Construction Institute – Canada.

  • January 18, 2017
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm


Venue:   Winnipeg Construction Association - Burnell Room

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