Founded in 1997, Lean Construction Institute (LCI) is a non-profit, membership-based organization with a vision to transform the built environment through Lean implementation. The design and construction industry’s productivity level has remained nearly stagnant in 50 years as other industries thrive, but LCI sets out to improve the industry by facilitating continuous education through their Transforming Design and Construction book series, Lean instructional training courses and the annual LCI Congress and Design Forum. LCI advocates for using a variety of tools and techniques that help promote collaborative planning, waste elimination and work-site safety. For more information, please visit www.leanconstruction.org.
Within the AEC industry, Big Rooms are an on-site co-location space that physically brings together designers, builders, facility operators, and more to create a collaborative environment. The Big Room is designed to bring all of Southland’s businesses together, including Southland Engineering, Southland Energy, and Envise, within an integrated workspace.