Implementing Lean Construction

Projects with a variety of contracting arrangements carry significant risk to the project stakeholders in terms of both cost and schedule. The potential for strained relationships developing between the owner, contractor and sub- trades exists which often results in conflicts. When this occurs, we see an increased level of waste on the project and adversely affected schedules and budgets.

To mitigate these issues, a disciplined and consistent effort to control workflow variation, reduce waste, increase productivity and drive continuous improvement is required. As part of an overall program to implement Lean strategies across a large organization, providing key members of the Project Execution teams with a workshop on the fundamentals of site level Lean tools is critical.

This informative 8 hour virtual live instructor led workshop (delivered in two 4 hour sessions) walks through the history and evolution of Lean Construction and demonstrates how to apply Lean principles throughout the life of a project with a focus on takt time and Last Planner System implementation strategies. We will use a virtual workflow simulation to demonstrate how to use Lean Construction tools and participants will leave with the ability to begin implementing Lean tools on your projects immediately. This workshop is also ideally suited for initial project team training as it ensures that all stakeholders have the same base level of Lean knowledge.

CM-Lean holders will earn 7.0 CE Credits | AGC of America recognizes ‘Last Planner® System: Why it Works and How to Ensure Success’ as qualifying for continuing education hours towards the renewal of AGC’s Certificate of Management-Lean Construction (CM-Lean). Each hour of educational content is equal to 1 hour of CE credit. Attendees may earn up to 7.0 hours of CE Credit by attending the entire workshop.

Implementing Lean Construction will help you understand:

  • History to Lean
  • Eliminating Waste
  • Production in Construction & Takt Time
  • The Impact of Workflow Variation
  • Last Planner System Implementation Strategies

CCA Member $450 (+ GST) Non-Member $550 (+GST)

Participant Manual and E-Certificate included

February 14 & 15, 2023 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

2 Virtual 1/2 Day Sessions

Additional Details

All members of a construction project team, including: Project Coordinators, Project Managers, Site Superintendents, and Management.

This course is delivered in partnership between your local construction association and other associations throughout Western Canada. You’ll be participating in a cohort with industry peers from across these regions.

James Johnston, Quality Dynamics Inc., Winnipeg

James Johnston, P. Eng. is an Industrial Engineer, a member of the Lean Construction Institute and an Approved Trainer with the Associated General Contractors of America. James is an internationally recognized Lean Construction specialist with over 25 years of experience focusing on business process analysis & improvement, Lean thinking & implementation, strategic planning, and organizational development.
He has worked extensively as a consultant & educator leading organizations through lean transformations, quality system implementations and process optimization projects. He has coached & facilitated the implementation of Lean Construction tools and methodologies on projects of all sizes, trained thousands of construction professionals throughout North America and continues to develop programs that improve project outcomes industry wide.

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. Unless otherwise stated, every person able to see, hear, and observe the virtual course sessions must be a paid participant. Non-compliance of this requirement will result in removal from course. Refunds will not be issued to students who are removed from the course for non-compliance of this requirement.


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.