DC Metro

LCI Community of Practice

Washington D.C.
Virginia & Maryland

The DC Metro Community of Practice consists of owners, architects, designers, engineers, contractors, and suppliers. We provide a meeting ground where those local to MD, DC and VA can gather, learn, connect, and explore Lean practices. Together the CoP shares successes, failures and explores new ideas in Lean both for organizations and the larger industry seeking to inspire and educate the design and construction community through multiple training and informal networking events.

Our Impact

What We Do As part of the Lean Construction Institute, we do this by:

  • Advancing Lean knowledge and understanding
  • Providing academic, applied, and experiential learning opportunities that engage members at any point in their development of Lean Mastery
  • Building a Lean network to better connect people and ideas

Join us to help guide you on your journey in transforming how we design and build in the Nation’s Capital!

Save the Date!

Mark your calendar for our upcoming events in 2024! Event invitations will be sent out approximately three weeks ahead of the event. Once they are on the calendar you can view them on the Upcoming Local Events section below and register. We look forward to seeing you!

  • 1/25 - Feedback Coffee - Provide your ideas for future Lean Coffee topics to explore!

  • 2/29 - LCI Lean Learning Series: Exploring the 8 Wastes

  • 3/21 - Lean Coffee - Topic TBD from January event

  • 4/25 - LCI Lean Learning Series: Last Planner System

  • 5/30 - Lean Coffee - Topic TBD from January event

  • 6/6 - Study Action Team (SAT / Book Club) Kick-off (Book TBA)

  • 6/27 - LCI Lean Learning Series: Big Room

  • 7/25 - Lean Coffee/Brew - Summer Intern Focused Event

  • 8/22 - LCI Lean Learning Series: Target Value Delivery (TVD)

  • 9/5 - Rapid Learning Series - Day 1

  • 9/19 - Rapid Learning Series - Day 2

  • 10/3 - Rapid Learning Series - Day 3

  • 11/7 - Study Action Team (SAT / Book Club) Wrap-up

  • 11/21 - LCI Lean Learning Series: A3 Thinking

  • 12/TBD - Lean Brew - LCI CoP Holiday Happy Hour

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Core Members

DC Metro CoP
2024
  • Leader - Jared Baughman, Southland Industries
  • Vice Leader - Katie Jacob, Barton Malow
  • Member - Kurt Maldovan, Jacobs
  • Member - Amanda Patton, Balfour Beatty
  • Member - Peter Ukstins, Axaxl
  • LCI Liaison - Julia Shellhouse, Lean Construction Institute
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Field Crew Huddle

Explore the Field Crew Huddle website to see how community of practice members are contributing to a platform for sharing methods, improvements and lessons learned on project sites or shops. Want to be featured? Now accepting submissions.

Learn More

Upcoming Local Events

31
Fri
May

Southland Shop Tour and Construction Activity!

DC Metro Community of Practice
06
Thu
Jun

LCI Book Club Kickoff

DC Metro Community of Practice

Upcoming National Events

30
Thu
May

Principles of Target Value Delivery (TVD)

Webinar
06
Thu
Jun

Optimizing Lean with AI and Performance-Driven Techniques

Webinar
13
Thu
Jun

The Missing Element in LPS®: Project Level Planning

Webinar
20
Thu
Jun

Intro to Industrialized Construction – More than Prefab

Webinar
27
Thu
Jun

Two Lean Coaches Analyze LPS® Successes/Failures

Webinar
11
Thu
Jul

How to Build a Culture of Planning and Purpose

Webinar
25
Thu
Jul

Introduction to Choosing by Advantages Sound Decisionmaki

Webinar
22
Thu
Aug

Gemba Walks for Construction

Webinar
06
Fri
Sep

Introduction to the Last Planner System®

Webinar
07
Thu
Nov

IPD for Small Projects

Webinar