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National construction management firm utilizes Lean Construction practices to benefit owners and partners on projects of any scale

BOSTON, MA, September 30, 2015 – Suffolk Construction, one of the most successful, privately held building contractors in the country, announced that it will be the Diamond sponsor of the Lean Construction Institute’s 17th Annual LCI Congress. The conference will be held October 12-16, 2015 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

“We are extremely proud to be the lead sponsor of the 17th Annual LCI Congress,” says Christian Blomdahl, Suffolk Construction’s Lean practices expert. “Suffolk is committed to implementing Lean principles on our job sites to deliver the most complex projects faster, more cost effectively and with more predictability and higher quality than ever before. We look forward to sharing our Lean and ‘build smart’ approach with owners, designers, general contractors and trade partners at this year’s conference.”

On Wednesday, October 14, Suffolk will participate in the following speaker sessions:

Prevention Through Design
Gary Cunningham, National Safety Director, Suffolk Construction

Integrated Project Delivery Team Approach: Successes and Lessons Learned
Joshua DiGloria, Senior Project Manager, Suffolk Construction

Changing to a Leaner Organization
Christian Blomdahl, Lean Practices Manager, Suffolk Construction

Lean’s Convergence Of Safety, Quality And Production Planning
Grant Gagnier, Vice President, Operational Support, Suffolk Construction
Gary Cunningham, National Safety Director, Suffolk Construction

Mr. Blomdahl will be live Tweeting from the event. Join the conversation and hear firsthand from Suffolk’s dedicated Lean expert by following @c_blomdahl and/or @SuffolkBuilds. For more event details and to register, visit

Suffolk Construction Company

Suffolk Construction is one of the most successful privately held building contractors in the country. With annual revenue of $2 billion, Suffolk provides preconstruction, construction management, design-build and general contracting services to clients in the healthcare, science and technology, education, federal government and commercial sectors. Engineering News-Record ranked Suffolk #31 on its 2015 national list of “Top 400 Contractors.” Suffolk’s corporate office is based in Boston, Massachusetts, and the company has a strong national presence with main offices throughout the Northeast, Southeast and West regions.

Suffolk is committed to delivering its “build smart” approach to construction management on every project. The company’s project teams provide clients comprehensive planning services, innovative solutions and technologies and proven processes, such as Lean Construction principles and Virtual Design and Construction (VDC), to deliver the most complex building construction projects on schedule and on budget, with minimal risk.

Suffolk is a community-conscious organization dedicated to environmentally friendly and sustainable business practices, and is committed to making a positive impact in its local communities through grassroots volunteer work, employee fundraising and corporate giving. For more information, visit and/or follow Suffolk on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr, YouTube, Instagram and our Build Smart Blog.