Lean Construction Executive Overview

The construction industry is extremely competitive and there is constant pressure to meet deadlines and reduce cost without sacrificing quality. Is it possible to do all three? Is there a way that we can deliver a quality project, on-time and on-budget?

Lean Construction is a production management based approach to project delivery, focused on maximizing value and minimizing waste. Through the application of Lean Construction tools, collaborative planning methods and integrated project delivery contracting strategies, it is possible to significantly improve project outcomes for all stakeholders.

This 2-hour session, designed for Project Owners, Construction Executives and Senior Managers, will provide you with an understanding of the history of Lean Construction and an overview of Lean Construction tools & collaborative planning strategies. As a key decision maker, you will leave with an understanding of the potential benefits of Lean Construction and a roadmap to begin adopting and implementing Lean Construction principles in your organization. 

A light breakfast will be served.


This course is ideal for… Project owners, construction executives, senior managers and all key decision makers in an organization.


Facilitator: Jim JohnstonJim Johnston Picture

Jim 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. Jim is a construction, operations and quality specialist with over 20 years experience focusing on business process analysis & improvement, Lean thinking & 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. He has facilitated the implementation of Lean Construction on many projects and is currently involved in the continued development of the Lean Construction Institute – Canada.




  • October 9, 2015
    8:30 am - 11:00 am


Venue:   Winnipeg Construction Association - Burnell Room

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