Everyone related to the construction process has an incentive to get the project done faster and at a lower cost - from the project owners who want to see results for their investment to the contractors and designers who want to do their job well and move on to the next project. Lean Construction is based on the holistic pursuit of continuous improvements aimed at minimizing costs and maximizing value on a construction project: planning, design, construction, activation, operations, maintenance, salvaging, and recycling.
To help contractors develop the knowledge needed to build Lean, the Associated General Contractors of America developed the Lean Construction Education Program (LCEP). Construction professionals at all experience levels will learn the building blocks necessary to transform their projects and companies into a Lean Operating System.
AGC of Minnesota offers CM-Lean classes at regular intervals throughout the year. Participants can register for a full series (Units 1-7), or take units ala carte. Those who have completed all seven units may sit for the CM-Lean certification test. Classes and testing are currently done completely virtually, via Zoom.