New York State

LCI Community of Practice

lean group meeting at a community of practice lean roadshow

New York

Welcome to the New York State CoP webpage!

Our mission is to support the continuous improvement of project delivery in New York State. Our regional focus includes the Hudson Valley, Central and Western New York. Our CoP serves public and private sector owners involved with key segments of the New York economy: Health Care; Education; Research; and, Advanced Manufacturing.

Our Impact

What We Do

We support our CoP with targeted programs and learning events from Buffalo to Albany. Our “Lean Happy Hours” are dynamic sessions where facility managers, architects, owners, construction managers, developers, program managers, engineers and all project stakeholders exchange best practices and challenge the status quo.

lean construction community of practice group meeting to dicusss with one man pointing at a piece of paper

Learn More

The design, construction and development industry has reached a watershed moment. The confluence of demographic change, technology and a lingering frustration with traditional methods has made likely a disruptive transition in project delivery. We intend to play a guiding role as we move toward a new paradigm.

Join us as we build a CoP open to everyone who cares about how the built environment is achieved. For more information on how to become involved, please contact Sam Spata.

Core Members

New York State CoP
2021-22
  • Leader - Steven Thompson, GLOBALFOUNDRIES (Owner)
  • Vice Leader - Sam Spata, Exyte (CM)
  • Events Leader - Jen Robbins, Turner (CM)
  • Outreach - Joe Hogan, AGC (Professional Association)
  • Event Champion - Jason Beach, GLOBALFOUNDRIES (Owner)
  • Event Champion - Erik Backus, Clarkson University (Education)
  • Event Champion - Andrew Giordano, Pike (CM)
  • Event Champion - Joe Gross, Gross Electric (Trade)
  • Event Champion - Kyle Price, WWPS (Professional Services)
  • Event Champion - John Tobin, EYP (A+E)
  • Event Champion - Chris Walton, TFS (Trade)
field crew huddle youtube channel cover image
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

No events found

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