Lean Construction Certificate Program – Session 3 and 4

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 3: Lean Workstructuring 

Lean Workstructuring is the first of two sessions that introduces the Last Planner® System (LPS). This system was developed by the Lean Construction Institute (LCI) to plan projects in a way that produces predictable workflow and rapid learning. This half-day session describes the process of Lean Workstructuring. Following this session, you will be able to:

  • Apply the methods and tools utilized in pull planning
  • Describe the concept of Lean Workstructuring
  • Outline the desired outcomes of Lean Workstructuring
  • Describe the characteristics and application of the Last Planner® System

Session 4: The Last Planner® System 

Lean Supply Chain and Assembly is a one-day session that explains the concept of lean supply chain and assembly. Following this session, you will be able to:

  • Differentiate between traditional procurement practices and lean supply chain applications;
  • Identify waste and value-adding activities within the supply chain and assembly;
  • Evaluate the impact of using lean supply chain on waste elimination, continuous flow and site operations pull;
  • Identify strategies needed at the project and company levels to support the lean supply chain;
  • List examples of process improvements to the lean supply chain;
  • Expand lean beyond the individual project; and
  • Create a value stream map to diagnose and improve the supply chain.


** 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.

  • February 23, 2017
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm


Venue:   Winnipeg Construction Association - Burnell Room

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