Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA)

Lean for Construction - A Practical Approach
Gold Seal: 1 Credit * BC Housing: 7.5 Group A CPD Points
Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
Element Hotel Metrotown
5988 Willingdon Avenue (at Kingsway)
Burnaby, BC
V5H 2A7
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Registration Deadline
Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
Event Description

Reduce Costs * Improve Lead Times * Foster Collaboration


Lack of materials brings construction to a halt. Excessive rework causes budget overruns. An unplanned equipment break-down causes critical delays. A contractor hunts for the most up to date drawings.


Each of these situations represent wasted effort and time that directly impacts a project’s cost, lead time, and quality. ICBA is excited offer a full-day workshop aimed at introducing key Lean concepts and how they can be applied to improve these key metrics and create a culture of continuous improvement. 

Participants will learn:

A practical, jargon-free approach to Lean
    Implement a culture of problem solving in 4 simple steps:

  • Define value from your customer’s perspective
  • Capture the current state: visually capture all activities required to bring the project from initiation to completion
    • The importance of value-adding work
    • How to capture the 8 types of waste 
  • Develop the plan: prioritize wastes for elimination
  • Improve using Plan, Do, Check, Act: design and implement effective solutions

The resulting impact on costs, lead-time, quality, and culture 

The importance of team work and collaboration

Join us for this fun and interactive workshop that will highlight how simple, continuous change can have a big impact on project efficiency and team morale!

Contact & Support

Please contact Ally Bodnar at 604-298-7795 or for more information.




All prices in Canadian dollars
Ticket Price
Attendee Registration For Workshop
ICBA Member $350.00
Non-Member $400.00
Special Promotion: Group Discount
Register 2 employees and SAVE 10% off each additional registration!
8:00am - 8:30am
8:30am - 4:30pm
Cancellation &
Refund Policy



Cancellations received at least 10 business days prior to the course date will result in a full refund.


Cancellations received less than 10 business days but more than 5 full business days prior to the course date are subject to an administration fee of $100 for full and half-day seminars, or $25 for breakfast sessions.


Registrants who do not show up for a course, and/or who do not notify ICBA at least 5 full business days prior to the course date will be assessed the full cost of the course. There will be no refunds or credits in this case.


Substitution of attendees is permitted up to and including the day of the course.




ICBA may have to postpone or cancel courses due to insufficient enrolment, in which case ICBA’s liability will be limited to a refund of the registration fee.

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