On Dec. 4, VRCA hosted the Lean Project Delivery Bootcamp, a new interactive professional development course. This course was added to the VRCA curriculum as a result of the recent education needs assessment. According to our members, education on Lean’s applicability for the construction industry was one of the Top 5 education needs that had to be met.

The one-day workshop introduced Lean project fundamentals and skills, and focused on the Last Planner® System (LP®S). This system teaches students how to improve productivity and deliver high value in less time, at lower cost, and with reduced risk.

Students had the opportunity to demonstrate the efficiencies that can be gained through Lean methodologies by building two different structures out of Lego building blocks. One structure was built using LP®S, while the other was not.

Margaret Thompson from DIRTT Environmental Solutions attended the bootcamp and told VRCA how much she valued the structure of the course. “The Lean Project Delivery Bootcamp class was an excellent overview of Lean construction principals. The class was well-organized and well presented, and included some fun, relevant and interactive group exercises,” she said.

Due to the success of this first course, VRCA plans to host another Lean Project Delivery Bootcamp in spring 2019. For information on this and other future courses, please contact VRCA’s education manager, Andrea Ringrose, at [email protected].