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Lean Construction Institute named as 2013 Turner Prize recipient
Posted: Wednesday, November 06, 2013 |

The National Building Museum and Turner Construction Company recently announced Lean Construction Institute as the recipient of the 11th Henry C. Turner Prize for Innovation in Construction. The annual Turner Prize recognizes advances or high achievement in the process of construction.

To mark the occasion, LCI co-founder Greg Howell, executive director Dan Heinemeier, and board chair Victor Sanvido will discuss the benefits of lean construction in their presentation, "Faster, Better, Safer: Lean Design and Construction" on Dec. 4.

The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion about the future of lean construction in the building industry. Featured panelists are:

  • Chris Jahrling, vice president, General Manager Federal Services, 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)

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Prefab work for Parkland Hospital project in Dallas, TX. Photo courtesy of Balfour Beatty via NBM.

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Prefab work for Parkland Hospital project in Dallas, TX. Photo courtesy of Balfour Beatty via NBM.

From the NBM press release:

"The National Building Museum and Turner Construction Company present the 11th Henry C. Turner Prize for Innovation in Construction to Lean Construction Institute.

Lean construction is an innovative way to design and build structures that strives to create a safer workplace, reduce cost, and provide faster delivery while maintaining high quality control. The Lean Construction Institute (LCI) is at the forefront this of approach.

'LCI is a natural for the Turner Prize because of the innovative thinking it has brought the construction industry in project execution,' said Jan Tuchman, editor in chief, Engineering News-Record and Turner Prize jury member. 'The group has had a large and positive impact in its relatively short history.'

'This is a huge honor for the Lean Construction Institute, and a truly wonderful surprise!' said Dan Heinemeier, executive director of the Lean Construction Institute. 'We extend our thanks to the National Building Museum and the jury members for this recognition of our work and the opportunities it will afford us to continue to carry forward our mission of promoting industry transformation through Lean tools and techniques.'

Past recipients include:

  • Leslie E. Robertson
  • I.M. Pei
  • Charles A. DeBenedittis
  • U.S. Green Building Council
  • Dr. Paul Teicholz
  • Gehry Partners and Gehry Technologies
  • Charles H. Thornton
  • Engineers Without Borders
  • Society of Women Engineers "

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Photo courtesy of NBM.



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