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AGC EDGE Lean Construction Education Program

AGC EDGE Lean Construction Education Program

Monday, December 5, 2022 (4:00 AM - 12:00 PM) (HST)


Lean Construction is driven to minimize costs and maximize value on each project completed, challenging all stakeholders to develop and apply better ways to manage the overall construction process. 

AGC Edge Lean Construction Education Program is designed to educate construction professionals at all experience levels to develop the tools needed to build lean. The highly interactive virtual program provides instruction via Zoom and training to prepare construction industry professionals at all levels to learn the building blocks necessary to transform their projects and companies into a lean operating system. 

After participants complete all four courses in the program, they become eligible to sit for an exam to earn the Certificate of Management – Lean Construction (CM-Lean).

These five courses build on each other to progressively cover a range of topics essential to Lean Construction, including:

⦁    Variation and pull in production
⦁    Lean Workstructuring, supply chains, and assembly
⦁    Production management
⦁    Management by values
⦁    Problem-solving principles and tools  

Schedule of Classes

Unit 1– Variation in Production Systems
Unit 2 – Pull in Production
Unit 3 – Lean Workstructuring
Unit 4 – The Last Planner® System
Unit 5 – Lean Supply Chain and Assembly
Unit 6 – Lean Design and Pre-construction
Unit 7 – Problem-solving Principles and Tools

Classes are held on Mondays and Tuesdays from December 5th to December 13th .

For a Promotional Rate, select the Hawaii Chapter: General Contractors Association of Hawaii in the drop-down list as the "referred by organization"

Meet Your Course Instructor:

James Johnston | P. Eng., CM-Lean

Professional Industrial Engineer

James Johnston is a construction, operations, and quality specialist with over 25 years of 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, and process optimization projects. He has coached & facilitated the implementation of Lean Construction tools and methodologies on projects of all sizes, has trained thousands of construction professionals throughout North America, and continues to develop programs that improve project outcomes industry-wide.


Cost for the program is $2,450.00 for GCA members and $3,425.00 for non-members. Includes all course participant’s manuals.

Cancellation Policy: A full refund will be given to cancellations made 14 calendar days prior to the class kick off. After such time, no refunds will be given. Replacements are acceptable and must be submitted via email to

AGC reserves the right to cancel programs up to 10 days prior to start date if a minimum number of attendees is not met.

Monday, December 5, 2022 (4:00 AM - 12:00 PM) (HST)

Classes are held on Mondays and Tuesdays from December 5th to December 13th .

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