Lean Construction Blitz
Join us for a Lean Construction Blitz! This seven part series on lean construction in practice begins on February 17th and runs through August 18th. The virtual workshops are hosted on the third Thursday of the month at noon. Join us over lunch from your truck, jobsite, or office.
Getting acquainted with Last Planner System.
The why & how Pull Planning with ‘sticky notes’ actually works! Join us for the fourth of seven sessions in the Lean Construction Blitz, Introduction to Last Planner System.
What about Production Management? The construction industry has successfully worked to establish detailed Project Management processes, procedures & controls. But this alone has not been enough to eliminate the $1.6Trillion in waste annually. In this 1 hour ‘blitz’ webinar you can be introduced to the Last Planner System and learn how companies worldwide are reducing wasted effort & resources, increasing predictability, identifying individual accountability/responsibility and deepening the development of their people and teams.
Register for the full Lean Construction Blitz seven-part series, here. Pricing for the series is $170 for members and $340 for non-members per person. Individual sessions are $25 for members and $50 for non-members per person.
AGC of America recognizes Understanding Lean Construction 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 1.0 hour of CE credit by attending the entire virtual workshop.
Lean Construction Blitz Full Series Schedule:
- February 17, 2022, Understanding Lean Construction: Why bother, when I already have so much to do?
- March 17, 2022, Lean Construction Tools 1: Beyond the buzz words.
- April 21, 2022, Lean Construction Tools 2: Beyond the buzz words.
- May 19, 2022, Intro to Last Planner System: Getting acquainted with LPS.
- June 16, 2022, Last Planner Reboot: Keeping up momentum & engagement.
- July 21, 2022, Lean Construction Core Principles: As learned from Toyota Production System’s business principles.
- August 18, 2022, Lean Construction Universal Laws & Lessons: Standing on the shoulders of others.
About the Instructors
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.