LCI Community of Practice

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The LCI Mid-Atlantic Community of Practice (CoP) is an active, diverse group of professionals from across the design and construction industry. Our CoP serves the Philadelphia metro and greater Pennsylvania areas and exists to permeate the local industry with Lean practices and raise awareness of their value while creating a sustainable Lean community.

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Our Impact

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What We Do

We make our impact 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

As part of the Lean Construction Institute, we provide regular informational and networking events focused on improving design and construction delivery. Whether you are just beginning with Lean or a seasoned Lean practitioner, we invite you to join us in sharing and exploring the possibilities and tools of Lean Design and Construction.

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Get Involved

Visit the Save the Date section below; as events are opened for registration they will be visible in the Upcoming Local Events section. Please use the associated link to register. Limited space is available for many of these events; be sure to reserve your spot early.

Further along in your Lean journey? We’d love to hear from you as we move forward in developing deeper learning and application.

If you are looking for a more active role in our CoP, have questions or suggestions, please contact us at midatlanticlean@gmail.com.

Save the Date!

Be on the lookout for these exciting events being planned for 2024. Once they are on the events calendar you will be able to register to attend. We are excited to see you!

  • 3/2024 (date TBD) - Respect for People / Mental Health

  • 4/2024 (date TBD) - Design-Focused Pull Planning

  • 5/2024 (date TBD - Lean 101

  • 7/2024 (date TBD) - Visual Management / Dashboards

  • 9/2024 (date TBD) - Congress Preview Event

  • 11/2024 (date TBD) - IPD Case Study

  • 12/2024 (date TBD) - Holiday Mixer

Core Members

Mid-Atlantic CoP - 2024
  • Leader - Emily Lowe, Butz Family of Companies
  • Vice Leader / Communications - Robert Penney, Skanska USA Building Inc.
  • Events Leader / Communications - David Maser, IMC Construction
  • Outreach - Larry Bell, Penn Medicine
  • Membership - Brian Tannenhaus, BD Engineering, LLC
  • Leader (Emeritus) - Dan Flickinger, Butz Family of Companies
  • Member - Steve Lee, Butz Family of Companies
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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


Pull Planning for Architects & Engineers

Mid-Atlantic Community of Practice

Upcoming National Events


Introduction to the Last Planner System® in Design


Principles of Target Value Delivery (TVD)


Performance-Driven Construction Management for Lean Projects


How to Build a Culture of Planning and Purpose


Introduction to the Last Planner System®