SOURCE: Lean Construction Institute

October 03, 2014 15:30 ET

LCI Recognizes Romano Nickerson With Annual Chairman's Award

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwired - Oct 3, 2014) - The Lean Construction Institute (LCI) today announced that its board of directors has voted unanimously to award Romano Nickerson, Boulder Associates Architects, the Chairman's Award, LCI's premier annual recognition for an individual who has served the Institute with extraordinary distinction and furthered its mission of transforming design and construction through Lean tools and techniques.

LCI board chairman Michael Bade, Associate Vice Chancellor, Capital Programs, UC San Francisco, said, "Romano's contributions toward the financial and programmatic strength and success of the Institute have been substantial and apparent for many years. I'm very pleased that the board has taken the step of recognizing him with our annual award for service to LCI. He has made lasting and positive impacts in critical areas such as our Communities of Practice and education."

LCI executive director Dan Heinemeier noted that, "Romano has taught at many symposia and seminar programs for LCI, including the annual Congress, Design Forum and Community of Practice events. He's been a key leader in the adoption and practice of Lean tools and techniques within Boulder Associates, one of the most successful and committed practitioner organizations in the design industry. He has helped influence many others in the architectural community to take a hard look at how Lean can benefit their practice as well."

Michael Bade continued, "I can't think of a more deserving recipient of our award that Romano Nickerson. His dedication to LCI and to the promotion of Lean tools and techniques have been an inspiration to many in the wider Lean community."

The 2014 Pioneer Award will be presented at an awards dinner October 8 during the 16th Annual Congress, LCI's largest annual event bringing together the Lean design and construction community for learning and networking. The Congress takes place October 7-10, 2014 in San Francisco.

About the Lean Construction Institute: LCI is a non-profit organization created in 1997. Its purpose is to transform the design and build environment through reforming production management in design, engineering and construction for capital facilities. LCI has developed the Lean Project Delivery System™ (LPDS) that applies lean principles pioneered in manufacturing to construction. LPDS tools facilitate planning and control, maximize value, and minimize waste throughout the design and construction process. LCI's national headquarters is located in Arlington, VA.

Contact Information

  • Contact Information:
    Dan Heinemeier
    Executive Director
    Lean Construction Institute
    (703) 387-3048
    Email Contact
    1400 14th Street North, Suite 1200
    Arlington, VA 22209