A Subcontractor’s Guide to Lean Construction

Construction is becoming more competitive every day and many general contractors are turning to Lean Construction as a way to deliver quality projects on time and on budget – sometimes with varying degrees of success. If you’ve even been part of one of these projects, maybe you were a bit frustrated by the process, had a hard time seeing how it could help you or weren’t given much guidance. If Lean is new to you, now is the time to find out what it’s all about.

In any case, this dynamic, informative and fun 7 hour virtual live instructor led workshop (delivered in two 3½ hour sessions) is an absolute must for all subcontractors and will help you understand what Lean Construction is, where subcontractors fit into the equation and how you can really make Lean work for you.

Each hour of educational content is equal to 1 hour of CE credit. Attendees may earn up to 7 hours of CE Credit by attending A Subcontractor’s Guide to Lean Construction.


A Subcontractors’ Guide to Lean Construction will help you understand:

  • History of Lean – how it applies to construction
  • Waste in Construction – learn to see hidden waste
  • Workflow – why smooth is way more important than fast
  • Subcontractor Benefit – how does Lean help you and your business
  • Last Planner System – what it is, how it helps projects (and subs) and how to use it

You’ll be able to start using Lean on your projects immediately and will quickly become a subcontractor of choice for Lean projects.

CCA Member $450.00 (+GST) Non-Member $550 (+GST)

February 23, 2022 - 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Full Day Virtual Session (30 min lunch break)

Additional Details

All members of a construction project team, including:

  • Trade Company Owners
  • Project Managers
  • Superintendents
  • Foremen

James Johnston, Quality Dynamics Inc., Winnipeg

James 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 builder’s 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.

Cancellation Policy:

Payment is non-refundable for cancellations made within 5 business days of the course, or non-attendance on the day. Complimentary substitution of another member of your company is accepted. If CCA has to postpone or cancel courses due to insufficient enrolment, CCA will refund the registration fee or, if possible, the attendee may choose to move to an identical session in the future.


Did you know!!  Eligible employers can get government funding to help employees access training opportunities. The Canada-Alberta Job Grant will give you up to 2/3 of the registration fee (up to $10,000/employee/fiscal year) for training. Whether taking one course or a combination of courses, the total training must be a minimum of 21 hours and be completed within 52 weeks.