Lean Construction Why Lean Construction? Everyone related to the construction process has incentive to get the project done faster and at a lower cost—from the project owners who want to see tangible results for their investment to the contractors and designers who want to do their job well and move on to the next project. Lean Construction is based on the holistic pursuit of continuous improvements aimed at minimizing costs and maximizing value on a construction project: planning, design, construction, activation, operations, maintenance, salvaging, and recycling. Find out more about the Lean Construction Education Program with this free online introductory course: Lean Construction 101 – Foundations of Lean Construction To help contractors develop the knowledge needed to build Lean, the Associated General Contractors of America developed the Lean Construction Education Program (LCEP). Construction professionals at all experience levels will learn the building blocks necessary to transform their projects and companies into a Lean Operating System. Related Resources Supervisory Training STP is a six-unit, nationally-recognized training standard that has been the professional development resource of choice for more than 130,000 construction supervisors and managers. See the chapter calendar for the next STP course » Army Corps Quality Management If awarded an Army Corps project, it is mandatory that the contractor’s quality control manager successfully complete this course. Course certificates are valid for five years from date of successful completion. Enroll in the next class » CESCL Certification Recertification NEW 1200C Permit Overview This two-day course satisfies the training requirements stated in the Department of Ecology’s Construction Stormwater General Permit for certification as a Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL) for the Department of Ecology. This training is required to perform monitoring and inspection services on construction sites. Certification is good for three years and is recognized by the states of Washington and Oregon. Certification requires class attendance, class participation, and a passing exam score. The course does not require previous education or experience. Find out more information » Need more information?