National Building Museum

Faster, Better, Safer: Lean Design and Construction

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turner_postcard_cover_2013.jpgLean construction is a management approach that strives to create a safer workplace, reduce costs and provide faster delivery while maintaining high quality by emphasizing collaboration and a culture of continuous improvement. For decades the Lean Construction Institute (LCI) has been at the forefront of encouraging and educating the industry about the benefits of lean methods. For these reasons, LCI has been selected to receive the Museum’s 11th Henry C. Turner Prize for Innovation in Construction.

To mark the occasion, LCI co-founder Greg Howell, executive director Dan Heinemeier, and board chair Victor Sanvido will give a presentation explaining the benefits of lean and share their vision of lean’s future. Following this talk, they join a panel of property owners, designers and builders to discuss how a lean approach benefits the building industry.

Panelists include:
Ken Jones, vice president and general manager, Turner Construction Company
Bill Seed, vice president, Design and Construction, Universal Health Services
Tom Sorley, CEO, Rosendin Electric
Jan Tuchman, editor in chief, Engineering News-Record (moderator)

The Turner Construction Company established the Turner Prize and an endowment to support it in order to honor Henry C. Turner, who founded the company in 1902. The Prize recognizes advances or high achievement in the process of construction—an invention, an innovative methodology, and/or exemplary leadership.

1.5 LU (AIA)

$12 Members; Free for Students; $20 Non-members. Prepaid registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Registration is for event planning purposes only and does not guarantee a seat. Online registration for Museum programs closes at midnight the day before the scheduled program.

The Museum's award-winning Shop and Firehook Café are open for one hour prior to the start of the program. Shop and Café hours are subject to change.

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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