Lean for the Office

Lean Construction does not ONLY apply to project specific delivery and execution… it applies to all work activity within our companies including within the office environment.  This session targets the application of techniques in office management and process optimization, including how to tackle challenges such as technology adoption, risk management and office layouts.  New ideas will be explored on how to approach common problems within many different types of processes typical of an office environment in construction.

This is a full day engaging session where you can expect to have hands on practice of a number of techniques for immediate application. You will take away techniques for immediate application to drive improvement in your work areas.


  • Process centric thinking
  • Value stream mapping
  • Waste, bottleneck and problem identification
  • Process optimization standardization
  • Integration of technology
  • Risk management meets lean
  • Office and workspace layout


This course is ideal for…  Anyone in an office related role, from the frontlines to executive leadership within the construction industry. Including: Administration, Support roles, Accounting, Procurement, Project Coordinators, Project Managers, Architects, Engineers, Estimators, Management and Owners.


Facilitator… Carla Ciepliski, President, Ternion Results Inc.

Carla Ciepliski, P.Eng. is an industrial is an industrial engineer and consultant with over 20 years of multi-sector experience specializing in operations and business process management and continuous improvement methodologies.  Her career was grounded at Procter & Gamble where there was a best-in-class, integrated application of numerous techniques to support high performance team behaviors and organizational excellence.  Carla started consulting in 2007 focusing on corporate capability building, process optimization and project execution methods using LEAN as the base approach.  She has also been providing workshop learning experiences throughout this time for a range of organizations, post-secondary institutions and industry association groups.  Carla has been involved with construction since 2012 and the evolving Lean Construction movement, including being an active member of the Lean Construction Institute – Canada through Calgary’s community of practice.


  • January 30, 2018
    8:30 am - 4:00 pm


Venue:   Winnipeg Construction Association - Burnell Room

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