The Lean Construction Institute of Canada (LCI-C), a special committee of the Canadian Construction Association (CCA), has appointed Bob Hildenbrandt as co-chair of its council. Hildenbrandt will share the chair’s role with Kathleen Lausman, a former Nunavut deputy minister of community and government services. He takes over the position from Serge Massicotte, president of Massicotte Construction.
Hildenbrandt is vice-president, business development with Graham Construction in Calgary as well as a current board and executive committee member of the CCA. He is chair of the CCA Innovation and Technology Committee and served 2014 – 2017 as the chair for the Institute for BIM in Canada and its council buildingSMART Canada.
Hildenbrandt highlighted Lean’s importance and the momentum that it is experiencing in Canada and worldwide. “As a newcomer to this council, it has been fantastic to see the enthusiasm about Lean in our industry. I am very excited to be stepping into this new role with LCI-C and to work with our council to help transform our industry.”
His co-chair Lausman remarked on all the exciting things that LCI-C has coming up in the near future, the launch of the certification program among them, and said: “Bob brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience. I, and the entire council, look forward to working with Bob to advance the adoption of Lean construction in Canada.”
As part of its national efforts to educate and improve the Canadian building industry through the introduction of Lean principles, the LCI-C rolled out a new Canadian Lean Construction Certification Program in Feburary.
Once fully launched, the program will have three levels of certification, each with its own education and/or experience requirements. The following are the three certification levels available:
- Level One – Lean Project Delivery Fundamentals
- Level Two – Lean Project Coordinator
- Level Three – Lean Project Facilitator
More information about the certification program, including the various education and experience requirements for each level of certification, will be posted under the education section of the LCI-C website. http://www.lcicanada.ca/education-and-training/