Module 1 | What is Lean? - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/non-HSW)

Module 1 | What is Lean? - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/non-HSW)

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This session introduces Lean Project Delivery as relevant to the design and construction industry, compares conventional delivery with Lean delivery outcomes, and describes the goals and benefits of Lean. With real examples of lean principles and tools used during the design phase on projects you will leave this session with improvements you can bring directly to your projects.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the key principles foundational to Lean, known as the LCI 6 Tenets of Lean.
  • Understand Lean as a mindset to continuously improve working processes to seek increased productivity and successful project outcomes.
  • Explore ways to eliminate waste in processes by introducing more cross-functional collaboration, team-wide planning, and holistic decision making. 
  • Learn how to mitigate siloed thinking and re-work that results from conventional project delivery.

Ed Thompson

Director of Business Development

Cherry City Electric

Ed Thompson is the Director of Business Development for Cherry City Electric in Oregon. Ed's experience on many Lean projects in the preconstruction phase for the last 10 years has motivated him to inspire as many people as will listen about the benifits of Lean Construction. 

Ed has presented many times at the Lean Construction Institute Congress and also at DBIA and CMAA Focus Conferences. The passion and story telling you will get from attending one of his presentations will be worth your time.

Ed is a Certified Practitioner from the Lean Construction Institute with the LCI-CPC Certification.

Patricia Matamoros, ASLA, SITES AP, WEDG (Moderator)

Senior Associate

Savino & Miller Design Studio

Patricia Matamoros began her career in architecture and after a few years working in the field, made the decision to return to graduate school and study landscape architecture. She started this degree in Caracas, Venezuela and finished it in Miami while interning at SMDS. Upon graduation she accepted a full-time position at the studio and has since engaged in a number of public and private projects as a project manager and design associate.

Patricia is particularly passionate about recovering unused or misused public spaces for community enjoyment, as well as increasing the resilience of coastal cities against sea-level rise.


Select the "View On-Demand Recording" button to begin.  |  110 minutes
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10 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  0/10 points to pass
10 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  0/10 points to pass
1.00 PDH credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 PDH credit  |  Certificate available
9 Questions