Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA)

CM-Lean Modules 1 & 2: Variation in Production Systems/Pull In Production
Wednesday, March 11th, 2020
VRCA Vancouver
3636 E. 4th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5M 1M3
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Registration Deadline
Wednesday, March 4th, 2020
Event Description
The Lean Construction Institute of Canada (LCI-C) is dedicated to transforming the building industry in Canada by changing how projects are planned, designed, managed and constructed, in all forms of project delivery. Lean principles, when used in construction, can help deliver projects more efficiently, while enhancing productivity and improving profitability throughout the construction project. Lean Construction has demonstrated its ability to minimize costs and maximize value for everyone involved on a project.
To help the Canadian building industry learn more about Lean Construction, and to foster a new culture of continuous improvement in planning, design and construction industry, LCI-C is pleased to offer the Lean Construction Certificate Program, developed by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).
Module 1:
Variation in Production Systems is an introductory course in the Lean Construction Education Program. This half-day, instructor-led course teaches the concept of variation.
Following this course, you will be able to:
  • Define the different types of variation
  • Explain the concept of throughput
  • Distinguish the concepts of throughput and work in progress
  • Describe the role of variation in production operations
  • List sources of variation in construction settings
  • Explain & contrast variation mitigation techniques
Module 2:
Pull in Production is a half-day, instructor-led course that explains the concept of pull as a means to reliable production workflow.
Following this course, you will be able to:
  • Compare batch-and-queue and continuous-flow production systems
  • Distinguish push systems from pull systems
  • Explain & describe the impact of pull strategies on construction production systems
  • Upon completion of all seven CM-Lean modules, participants will be qualified to take the AGC Certificate of Management – Lean Construction exam.
Upon completion of all seven CM-Lean modules, participants will be qualified to take the AGC Certificate of Management – Lean Construction exam.
Format: One day (8 hours) of in-class instruction
This course is designed for all members of a construction project team, including: Project Coordinators, Project Managers, Site Supervisors, Management, Owners and Support roles.
Jim Johnston, P. Eng. is an Industrial Engineer, a member of the Lean Construction Institute and an Accredited Lean in Construction Trainer (one of only two in Canada!) with the Associated General Contractors of America. Jim is a construction, operations and quality specialist with over 20 years experience focusing on business process analysis & improvement, Lean thinking & implementation, strategic planning and business development. He has worked extensively as a Management Consultant & Trainer leading organizations through lean transformations, quality system implementation / auditing and process optimization projects. He has facilitated the implementation of Lean Construction on many projects and is currently involved in the continued development of the Lean Construction Institute – Canada.


Contact & Support

For more information contact 604-298-7795



All prices in Canadian dollars
Ticket Price
Attendee Registration For Workshop
ICBA or VRCA Member $799.00
Non-Member $899.00
8:30am - 4:30pm
Cancellation &
Refund Policy



Payment is non-refundable for cancellations made within 5 business days of the course, or non-attendance on the day. Complimentary substitution of another member of your company is accepted. 


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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