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Lean Construction Education Program

August 1, 2023 @ 10:30 am September 26, 2023 @ 2:30 pm ET

Classes are held on Tuesdays from August 1st to September 26th from 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM ET | 7:30 AM – 11:30 AM PT.

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About the Course

Lean Construction is driven to minimize costs and maximize value on each project completed, challenging all stakeholders to develop and apply better ways to manage the overall construction process. 

AGC Edge Lean Construction Education Program is designed to educate construction professionals at all experience levels to develop the tools needed to build lean. The highly interactive virtual program provides instruction via Zoom and training to prepare construction industry professionals at all levels to learn the building blocks necessary to transform their projects and companies into a lean operating system. 

After participants complete all seven units in the program, they become eligible to sit for an exam to earn the Certificate of Management – Lean Construction (CM-Lean).

These seven units build on each other to progressively cover a range of topics essential to Lean Construction, including:

⦁    Variation and pull-in production
⦁    Lean Workstructuring, supply chains, and assembly
⦁    Production management
⦁    Management by values
⦁    Problem-solving principles and tools  


Schedule of Classes

Unit 1– Variation in Production Systems
Unit 2 – Pull in Production
Unit 3 – Lean Workstructuring
Unit 4 – The Last Planner® System 
Unit 5 – Lean Supply Chain and Assembly 
Unit 6 – Lean Design and Pre-construction
Unit 7 – Problem-solving Principles and Tools

LCEP Learning Objectives

Courses will be offered online via the Zoom platform, a webcam is required for participation. Registration costs include all course participant’s materials.

Cancellation Policy: A full refund will be given to cancellations made 14 calendar days before the class kick-off. After such time, no refunds will be given. Replacements are acceptable and must be submitted via email to rockkie.dunton[@]agc.org.

AGC reserves the right to cancel programs up to 10 days before the start date if a minimum number of attendees is not met.

Questions? Email us at education[@]agc.org

Meet Your Course Instructor:

Stephen Nichols

Lean Consultant / Owner of A3 CM Services, LLC.

Stephen has been married to his wife Tricia for 30 years, and they currently reside in Mesa, AZ. They have two grown daughters, 1 Son-in-Law, and three 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 in 1993. Stephen Nichols brings 30+ years of construction experience combined with his passion for sharing Lean Construction & leadership principles to the construction industry. Stephen owns and operates A3 CM Services, LLC., a consulting firm assisting construction project teams with Lean Construction & Project Management services. As a construction project consultant, Stephen has served in various markets, including Washington, Montana, Michigan, California, North Carolina, and Arizona. Stephen also serves as an instructor for various AGC chapters nationally. Teaching several AGC curricula, including Lean Construction (LCEP), Supervisory Training Program (STP), and Project Manager Development Program (PMDP).
Currently, he serves on the CM Lean 2.0 curriculum team, developing the 2nd edition for this AGC curriculum, to be published in 2023.

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