Gregory A. Howell, P.E. is co-founder and former President of the Lean Construction Institute (LCI), a non-profit organization devoted to research in design and management of production systems in project settings. B.S.C.E & M.S.C.E from Stanford University Served as an officer in the Civil Engineer Corps of the United States Navy in Viet Nam, Thailand and San Diego. Along the way, he worked for the architect Paolo Soleri and construction companies as an Engineer, Superintendent and Project Manager. He managed Timelapse Inc, a photo equipment manufacturer and Howell Associates, a productivity improvement consulting company that utilized the equipment to improve productivity in construction.
He was appointed the Associated General Contractors’ Visiting Professor in Construction Management at the University of New Mexico in 1987, and became an Associate Professor in Civil Engineering with tenure in 1991. He co-authored Productivity Improvement in Construction with Clark Oglesby and Henry Parker, published by McGraw-Hill. He served as Eminent Scholar at the Del E. Webb School of Construction at Arizona State University in 1996. Howell left UNM in 1999 to co-found LCI. From time to time, he has also served as an expert witness and mediator in productivity related disputes. He was inducted to the National Academy of Construction in October 2011.
As a principal and co-founder of LeanProject, Greg has helped countless clients improve their projects, processes, and organizations through lean thinking. Greg is an industry leader and revolutionary whose work will impact the future of construction for generations to come.