Are you tired of the usual way of doing things? Bad communication, missing details, uncertain schedules and lots of stress. We know that we need to change but how to do it?
Lean Construction Congress is an event for all doers, leaders and innovators who are not just satisfied with how the things are! If you are either owner, contractor, designer or other service provider, there will be many inspiring topics for you!
In previous years congress has attracted approximately 350 participants and received excellent feedback.

Lean Construction Congress will have programme in English on June 6.
You can find information about our International keynotes below.

Programme can be found here!


Ticket Prices for Tuesday June 6

Early Bird ticket 445 € + alv 24%
Valid until March 24, 2023

Standard Ticket 495 € + alv 24 %
Valid from March 25, 2023 onwards.

Tickets can be bought from the link above.

Terms of cancellation
Cancellations before March 10, full refund minus 100 EUR handling fee
Cancellations after March 10, no refund.

If you have group of 5 or more interested to join, please contact ville.raasakka[at] 


Venue information

Event will be held in Sokos Hotel Tripla, Helsinki, Finland.


Website of the venue

Should you need accommodation organizers have reserved a quota from the hotel for period of June 5 - 7.
Rooms can be reserved until May 8 unless sold out

Instructions for reservation:

Phone: +358 300 870 000
Please mention code Blean23 when booking.
Web: – use code Blean23


International keynotes

Henry Nutt III
Preconstruction Executive, Southland Industries, USA
"Lean Execution, Successes and Failures"

Henry currently serves as the Preconstruction Executive for Southland Industries, after serving as the Sheet Metal General Superintendent for over 12 years. He is responsible for developing business with new clients and supporting preconstruction efforts for new projects. He has been a member of Local 104 Sheet Metal Workers in Northern California since 1987.

Henry is the current Chair for Lean Construction Institute’s (LCI) Board of Directors and has been a Lean Champion for Southland for 15 years. He currently leads a LCI task force designed to encourage the adoption of Lean practices and continuous improvement for Trade Partners, through the development of a new YouTube channel called the Field Crew Huddle. Henry was the 2018 recipient of the prestigious LCI’s Pioneer Award.

Henry currently sits on the Associated General Contractors of America’s (AGCA) Board of Directors and is their current Chair for the Diversity & Inclusion Steering Committee, which he has served on since its inception in 2016. He is also a State Board member for AGC CA.

As the Sheet Metal General Superintendent for Southland, Henry was responsible for over 200 Sheet Metal Workers during his tenure and led Lean implementations on projects throughout Northern California on Southland projects.
Henry is the author of a recently published book called, Seven Principles: Creating Your Success in the Construction Industry, which is designed to help the new-to-the-industry folks successfully navigate through their careers and bring impactful awareness to the more seasoned veterans, which will promote a better outcome for new construction professionals.


Michael Villar
Lean Director, Nevell Group, Inc., USA

Michael currently serves as the Lean Director at Nevell Group, Inc. NGi is an interior and exterior wall system contractor headquartered in Brea California with offices in Northern California and San Diego. Michael is responsible for developing all Lean training for the field and office as well as an in-house certification program.

He is a retired Marine helicopter pilot who formerly worked as a Lean Manger at Oakley, Inc and Con-Way Freight. Michael most recently worked as the Process Improvement Manager at KHS&S contractors, which is where he was first introduced to the construction industry.

He is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and is very active with the Lean Construction Institute. He is an LCI certified instructor in Last Planner System®, Lean Project Delivery, and Mindset of Effective Big Room.

He has been a featured speaker and instructor at LCI Congress, he was a planning team member for Congress the last 5 years, he is a Core Group Member for the LA/OC CoP, and has developed training in culture, 5-S, visual management, problem solving, standard work, and 8-wastes.

Michael is passionate about advancing Lean within the construction industry and is a strong advocate for the field. He believes the focus of every Lean effort should directly benefit the field and should ensure work is put in place more efficiently and effectively.