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Lean Construction Blitz

Session: Lean Construction Tools 1

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.

SeriesSession 2 of 7
March 17, 2022 (Thu)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Virtual Training

Beyond the buzz words.

The what, where, and how to implement Lean tools. Join us for the second of seven sessions in the Lean Construction Blitz, Lean Construction Tools 1.

With all the ‘terms’, ‘tools’ and ‘buzz words’ in Lean Construction, how do I know where I should apply my time and resources to develop the best techniques to solving problems and eliminating waste?  In this 1 hour ‘blitz’ webinar we will examine several various tools available within the Lean Construction toolbox.  Learn what the most used Lean Construction tools are, and how you can successfully apply them on your construction projects to reduce waste and add continuous improvement.

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.


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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.

Series Sessions

Session 1: Understanding Lean Construction
February 17, 2022 (Thu)
This Session
Session 2: Lean Construction Tools 1
March 17, 2022 (Thu)
Session 3: Lean Construction Tools Part 2
April 21, 2022 (Thu)
Session 4: Introduction to Last Planner System
May 19, 2022 (Thu)
Session 5: Last Planner Reboot
June 16, 2022 (Thu)
Session 6: Lean Construction Core Principles
July 21, 2022 (Thu)
Session 7: Lean Construction Universal Laws & Lessons
August 18, 2022 (Thu)

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