Upcoming Events for the Edmonton Lean Community of Practice

You can count on Lean! Every 3rd Friday of the month from September thru June


  • Presentation: Lean in Construction | Jan 17 | ECA
  • Workshop: 5S Workplace Organization | Feb 21 | Ideal Contract Services
  • Presentation: Pull Planning Methods | Mar 20 | PCL
  • Keep checking back as we develop this future session | Apr 17 | TBD
  • Panel Discussion: Annual Lean Construction Institute – Canada Conference | May 15 | ECA
  • Site Tour: Integrated Project Delivery Wins | Jun 19 | EPSB Dr. Anne Anderson High School


Current Event Details

Presentation: Lean in the Construction Industry

Friday, January 17, 2020

8:00am – 10:00am

Edmonton Construction Association

101215 – 176 Street NW

Register Here


Kick off 2020 with the Edmonton Lean Community of Practice as we present on the Lean in the construction industry. Developed from studying Toyota and the car manufacturing industry, Lean principles and methods have been adopted in many different sectors and businesses. Brian McEachern (PCL) and Shafraaz Kaba (Ask) will present on how Lean is being successfully applied in Construction! Listen and learn about different strategies and methods from others as we collaboratively dive a little deeper into this topic through a facilitated Lean Coffee format discussion afterwards.


It's possible to do more with less effort – which is important in Alberta's economy today, more than ever before.

By understanding the principles of Lean, business owners and managers can begin to lead change in their organizations, get employees engaged in solving problems, and begin to integrate continuous improvement thinking into their corporate culture. All of that will result in improved productivity and a happier customer.

No matter what your organization does, Lean will help you do it better. Lean methodology is being applied in a broad range of enterprises including construction, engineering, architecture, manufacturing, processing, health care, banking, and government services.

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The LCI Edmonton Community of Practice hosts a Lean Coffee on the third Friday of every month from September through June, from 8:00am – 10:00am (locations vary). Lean practitioners from our local community meet to discuss various Lean issues and lessons learned through a "structured agenda less" process whereby attendees decide the topics of conversation for the day.  All are welcome, from beginners to Lean experts, and there is no expectations for participation - some people come to every meeting, others come when they can.  The meetings are fun and tend to include a lot of laughter and we'd love to see you there.

For more information, or to be added to our mail-out and CoP message board, please contact Avel Espiritu at Red-5. 

This is a program organized by the LCI-Canada Edmonton Community of Practice (CoP). More information on Lean practice and culture can be found at LCICanada.ca!