Gregory A. Howell, P.E., M.S.C.E.

Greg HowellGregory A. Howell is co-founder and managing director of the Lean Construction Institute (LCI), a non-profit organization devoted to production management research in design and construction. Howell brings 35 years of construction industry project management, consulting and university-level teaching experience to LCI.

Prior to his appointment as the Associated General Contractors' Visiting Professor in Construction Management at the University of New Mexico in 1987, Howell worked as a project engineer on heavy construction and general building projects and headed his own construction consulting firm for ten years. At UNM, Howell was honored with the College of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award. In 1994 the Associated General Contractors of America recognized him as its Outstanding Educator. He served as Eminent Scholar at the Del E. Webb School of Construction in 1996, and in 1997, Howell left UNM to co-found LCI.

A popular speaker, educator and author Howell regularly addresses industry groups on the need for a lean production revolution in design and construction. His expertise in improving productivity has resulted in consulting engagements on power plants, petro-chemical facilities, commercial and industrial buildings, and infrastructure projects in North and South America and Africa. Howell has taught in construction management executive programs in numerous U.S. universities, including his alma matter Stanford, and in South Africa. He co-authored Productivity Improvement in Construction with Clark Oglesby and Henry Parker, published by McGraw-Hill. He continues to speak and teach around the world, focusing his message on performance gains generated from adapting lean principles, concepts and techniques to the construction project setting.

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