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AGC’s Virtual Lean Construction Education Program

Everyone related to the construction process has an incentive to get the project done faster and at a lower cost - from the project owners who want to see 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: planning, design, construction, activation, operations, maintenance, salvaging, and recycling. 

April 5, 2022 (Tue) to
May 24, 2022 (Tue)
Virtual Training

AGC of California is proud to offer this training in partnership with AGC of Alaska, AGC of Oregon, and Arizona Builders Alliance.

To help contractors develop the knowledge needed to build Lean, the Associated General Contractors of America developed the Lean Construction Education Program (LCEP). Construction professionals at all experience levels will learn the building blocks necessary to transform their projects and companies into a Lean Operating System.

When registering for this course, make sure that you select CA chapter and Type in Promo Code: CA250 to receive member pricing. Contact training@agc-ca.org to register for specific units instead of the entire program.

Each virtual training session is hosted from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm PT according to the schedule listed below:

  • 4/05/22 – Unit 1
  • 4/12/22- Unit 2
  • 4/19/22 – Unit 3
  • 4/26/22 – Unit 4
  • 5/03/22- Unit 5
  • 5/10/22 – Unit 6
  • 5/17/22 – Unit 7a
  • 5/24/22 – Unit 7b

(Fee does NOT include the 7 textbooks at $50 each in digital format.)

Click below on the title to purchase the book from Amazon for the Unit: (Total for all 7 books: $350)

April 5 – Unit 1 – Lean Construction Education Program Unit 1: Variation in Production Systems, Participant’s Manual (Lean Construction Education Program Participant’s Manual)

April 12 – Unit 2 – Lean Construction Education Program Unit 2: Pull in Production Participant’s Manual

April 19 – Unit 3 – Lean Construction Education Program Unit 3: Lean Workstructuring Participant’s Manual

April 26 – Unit 4 – Lean Construction Education Program, Unit 4: The Last Planner® System Participant’s Manual

May 3 – Unit 5 – Lean Construction Education Program Unit 5: Lean Supply Chain and Assembly Participant’s Manual

May 10 – Unit 6 – Lean Construction Education Program Unit 6: Lean Design and Pre-construction Participant’s Manual

May 17/24 – Unit 7 – Lean Construction Education Program Unit 7: Problem-Solving Principles and Tools Participant’s Manual

About the Instructors

Stephen Nichols
Stephen Nichols, Project Director (A3 Construction Mgt. Services, LLC)

Stephen has been Married to his wife Tricia for 29 years, and they currently reside in Mesa, AZ. They have 2 grown children and 3 grandchildren. Following his service in the US Navy, Stephen attended Northern Michigan University where he received his BS in Construction Technology, and minor in Business Administration.

Having built successfully in various market segments within Michigan, California & Arizona, Stephen Nichols brings 30+ years of construction experience, combined with his passion for sharing Lean Construction & leadership principles to the construction industry. Since relocating from Michigan to Arizona in 2006 with his family, projects have included Education, University, Hospitality, Senior Living & Aviation. For the past 5 years, Stephen has been a CM Lean instructor with the AGC.

Currently, Stephen owns/operates A3 Construction Mgt, LLC; a consulting firm, assisting construction project teams with Lean Construction & Project Management. Stephen is also a Core Group member of the Lean Construction Institute, Community of Practice (CoP) for the Phoenix, AZ area.

In his free time, Stephen is an active member of his local church. He also enjoys trail riding (horses), camping & hunting. He is an advocate for the North American Wild Mustangs & Burros and is an amateur Wild Mustang trainer.

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