AGC Lean Certificate of Management Units 1 – 7

Everyone related to the construction process has incentive to get the project done faster and at a lower cost – from the project owners who want to see tangible results for their investment to the contractors and designers who want to do their job well and move on to the next project. Lean Construction is based on the holistic pursuit of continuous improvements aimed at minimizing costs and maximizing value on a construction project.

 

This course is worth 4 Gold Seal Credits.

 

This 7-Unit program will provide professionals at all levels and from all industry sectors with the ability and skills to implement Lean, and transform the way their firms do business.

To help contractors develop the knowledge needed to build lean, the Associated General Contractors of America developed the Lean Construction Education Program. All construction professionals will learn the building blocks necessary to transform their projects and companies into lean operating systems. Completion of all 7 modules also allows the opportunity to challenge the AGC Certificate of Management – Lean Construction exam and earn the CM-Lean designation. All course work and the exam are now being offered in a virtual delivery format!

October 19, 21, 26 & 28, 2021 - 9 AM - 4 PM

4 Virtual Instructor Led Sessions

Additional Details

Unit 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.

Topics Covered:

  • Define the different types of variation
  • Explain the concept of throughput
  • Distinguish the concepts of throughput and work in progress
  • Describe the role of vairiton in production operations
  • List sources of variation in construction settings
  • Explani variation mitigation techniques
  • Contrast variation mitigation techniques

Unit 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.

Topics Covered:

  • 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 construciton operations

Unit 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.

Topics Covered:

  • Apply the methods and tools utilized in pull planning
  • Describer the concept of Lean Workstructuring
  • Outline the desired outcomes of Lean Workstructuring
  • Describe the characteristics and application of the Last Planner System
  • Contrast variation mitigation techniques

Unit 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.

Topics Covered:

  • 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 projec 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
  • Create a value stream map to diagnose and improve the supply chain

Unit 5: Lean Supply Chain and Assembly

Lean Supply Chain and Assembly is a one-day session that explains the concept of lean supply chain and assembly.

Topics Covered:

  • 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
  • Create a value stream map to diagnose and improve the supply chain

Unit 6: Lean Design and Pre-Construction

Lean Design and Pre-construction is a half-day session that explains the concepts of value-based management, lean in the design process and relational contracting.

Topics Covered:

  • Distinguish between the varying definitions for design
  • Define value and commonly used methods to maximize it
  • Discuss waste and commonly used methods to minimize it
  • Differentiate between traditional project methods and lean design
  • Explanin the various lean tools used in design and how to deploy them

Unit 7: Problem-Solving Principles and Tools

Problem-solving Principles and Tools is a full day session that describes the Lean Problem-Solving Process and illustrates how to use tools to solve problems in a lean manner.

Topics Covered:

Define the difference between traditional and lean problem solving

Describe how to create a team environment to solve problems

Explain how to create trust to avoid problems

Describe Observation Walks

Identify root causes of problems

Participants must have access to a computer equipped with a microphone and webcam.

4 full day sessions conducted virtually using the Zoom platform.

James Johnston is a Professional Industrial Engineer, holds a CM-Lean designation, is a member of the Lean Construction Institute, an advisor to the Board of the Lean Construction Institute of Canada, and an Accredited Instructor for the Associated General Contractors’ Lean Construction Education Program. He has extensive experience and success implementing Lean Construction tools on construction projects that range in value up to $250,000,000. James is a nationally recognized trainer and speaker on the topic of Lean Construction having addressed audiences across the country. 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.

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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.

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