Lean Construction Institute (LCI) recently honored Victor Sanvido, Senior Vice President at Southland Industries, with the Pioneer Award at its 21st Annual LCI Congress in Fort Worth, Texas.
A dedicated advocate of LCI and the Lean community for over 20 years, Sanvido has been extraordinarily influential in encouraging some of the country's most progressive owners to effectively implement Lean processes. With a PhD in civil engineering and extensive studies in project delivery, he has proven himself uniquely qualified to assist and consult with owners on the best methods of approaching design and construction projects.
"Victor Sanvido's contributions to LCI and the Lean community over an extended period are unparalleled," said Dan Heinemeier, Executive Director of LCI. "He has made LCI a much stronger and more influential organization than we otherwise would have been, and he has impacted our industry for the better by helping project teams coast-to-coast to see and eliminate waste and enhance value for the owners they serve. We could not have chosen a more worthy recipient of this year's Pioneer Award."
About Lean Construction Institute: Founded in 1997, LCI is a nonprofit, membership-based organization with a vision to transform the built environment through Lean implementation. With common language, fundamental principles and basic practices, LCI aims to increase stakeholder satisfaction and project delivery value. The design and construction industry's productivity level has remained nearly stagnant in 50 years as other industries thrive, but LCI sets out to improve the industry by facilitating continuous education through their Transforming Design and Construction book series, Lean instructional training courses and the annual LCI Congress and Design Forum. LCI advocates for using a variety of tools and techniques that help promote collaborative planning, waste elimination and work-site safety.
As an MEP building systems expert, Southland Industries provides integrated, full lifecycle solutions that optimize the design, construction, operation, and efficiency of buildings. Through collaborative partnerships with our clients and the collective expertise of our people, we create premier built environments and future-ready spaces where communities and businesses can thrive.