Introduction to Lean Construction for the Electrical Contractor

Session Type: Management Workshop


Room Number: 206

Available Dates & Times


This presentation will review the concepts of lean construction. It provides an overview of lean construction and will help the attendees start developing their thought process shift toward the concepts required to improve productivity through applying lean construction principles.


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    Mark Federle

    Mark O. Federle, PE, PhD, CPC, F. ASCE


    Mark Federle is currently the McShane Chair in Construction Engineering and Management at Marquette University.  He has responsibility of starting what will hopefully become the 13th ABET – Accredited Construction Engineering program in the country.  Previously he was Chief Information Officer for The Weitz Company in Des Moines for 9 years. Prior to joining The Weitz Company, Federle was the Professor-in-Charge of Construction Engineering program at Iowa State University, where he taught for nine years. In 1998, Mark was recognized by the ISU engineering student council as the outstanding Construction Engineering Faculty Member.  Mark’s career began in the construction industry working as a foreman, superintendent, and project manager for general contractors in Indiana and Michigan.  Mark earned his PhD and Masters in Construction Engineering and Management from the University of Michigan. Mark is a licensed Professional Engineer and a Certified Professional Constructor.  Mark was awarded The Career Achievement Award by Rose-Hulman in 2005. He was recognized by AGC of America as Instructor of the Year in 2011. He is a Fellow of ASCE. He has completed numerous studies for the Electri Foundation and written a variety of articles for Electrical Contractor Magazine.  He has been a presenter at the NECA, AGC, World of Concrete and SMACNA Annual conventions for almost 20 years.