Introduction to Lean in Construction

What is Lean Construction and How Can It Benefit You?

If you attend a conference or participate in professional development related to productivity in the construction industry, you will surely hear lean construction come up. It’s become a popular buzzword in reference to the many different ways to boost productivity on a construction site–but what does it really mean?

This one-hour webinar will provide you with a brief introduction to the theory of lean productivity, describe key concepts and explain how lean applies to construction. Stay ahead of the competition and start your company’s journey to a new culture of continuous improvement in the planning, designing, scheduling, managing and construction of all forms of project delivery.

AGC of America recognizes the Introduction to Lean Construction 1 Hour Webinar 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 1 hours of CE Credit by attending the Introduction to Lean Construction 1 Hour Webinar.


Introduction to Lean in Construction will help you understand:

  • Origins of Lean
  • Why Construction Needs Lean (Now more than ever!)
  • 8 Wastes in Construction
  • How Variation Affects Workflow
  • Lean Tools
  • Suggested Next Steps

September 21, 2021 - 12PM - 1PM



Additional Details

All Trade Contractors, General Contractors, Architects, Consultants, Engineers and Owners.

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 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.