Northern California

LCI Community of Practice

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Northern California

Welcome to the LCI Northern California Community of Practice. Our community serves Lean practitioners from the Bay Area to the Central Valley. Currently we hold monthly events. Most events are virtual (held over zoom). Every third month we hold a single joint event at a more neutral location in Walnut Creek. We take the month of July off so that members of our CoP can enjoy some summer vacation time with family. We also take October off to enable folks to attend the National LCI Congress.

Our Impact

Our Purpose

As you know, the design and construction industry is transforming into a more collaborative culture through the application of Lean principles and integration project teams. Our goal is to create an environment where owners, architects, designers, contractors, trade partners, suppliers, academics and industry organizations can all come together to share, learn, and explore Lean principles and processes with a common goal of improving our industry and delivering value to our Owners and community.

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Get Involved

Each November and February our Core Group meets to outline our monthly event topics that are inspired by LCI’s vision to transform the Built Environment through Lean Implementation and to ultimately increase stakeholder satisfaction and maximize project delivery value.

For any membership questions, or for general questions and/or comments, please contact CoP Leader, Dan Goodman.  If you have a topic that you would like to present, or for sponsorship opportunities, please contact CoP Vice/Events Leader, Felipe Engineer-Manriquez

2023 Core Group Members

  • Leader - Dan Goodman, UCSF
  • Vice Leader & Events Leader - Felipe Engineer-Manriquez, The Boldt Company
  • Education & Training Co-Lead - Vic Ortiz, Ortiz Consulting
  • Education & Training Co-Lead - Larry Summerfield, Buehler Engineering
  • Sponsorship Lead - Juan Restrepo, Dome Construction
  • Scholarship Co-Lead - Bill Andrews, Buehler Engineering
  • Scholarship Co-Lead - Rob Williamson, HOK
  • LCI National Liaison - James Pease, UCSF
  • Leader Emeritas - Angela Bowman, The Boldt Company
  • Member - Shannon Bolick, Stantec
  • Member - Ron Migliori, Buehler Engineering
  • Member - Mark Napier, Southland Industries
  • Member - Glen Sullivan, McCarthy

Upcoming Local Events

Upcoming National Events


LCI Golf Event


Annual Sponsors

The Northern California CoP would like to thank our 2023 Sustaining Sponsors whose contribution help fund local events and workshops to promote awareness and adoption of Lean.

Northern California CoP Sustaining Sponsors (2023)