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, Felipe Engineer-Manriquez. If you have a topic that you would like to present, please contact CoP Vice/Events Leader, Tom Martin. For CoP Annual Sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sponsorship Lead, Juan Restrepo.

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2024 Core Group Members

  • Leader - Felipe Engineer-Manriquez, The Boldt Company
  • Vice Leader & Events Leader - Tom Martin, Stantec
  • Education & Training Co-Lead - Vic Ortiz, Ortiz Consulting
  • Education & Training Co-Lead - Larry Summerfield, Buehler Engineering
  • Sponsorship Lead - Juan Restrepo, The Boldt Company
  • Scholarship Lead - Bill Andrews, Buehler Engineering
  • Outreach - Karen Conrad, Herrero Builders
  • Outreach - Kandice Lee, HED Design
  • LCI National Liaison - James Pease, UCSF
  • Leader Emeritas - Dan Goodman, UCSF
  • Member - Ron Migliori, Buehler Engineering
  • Member - Mark Napier, Southland Industries
  • Member - Glen Sullivan, McCarthy
  • Member - Jeff Long, Executive Coach and Influencer
  • Member - Paz Arroyo, PhD, DPR Construction
  • Member - Kevin Ng, Vice President of Science & Technology, Healthcare, XL Construction
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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


Choosing By Advantages - The Informed Decision

Northern California Community of Practice

Lean Behavior Tools and Practices

Northern California 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®


Annual Sponsors

The Northern California CoP would like to thank our 2024 Sustaining Sponsors whose contribution help fund local events and workshops to promote awareness and adoption of Lean.

Northern California CoP Sustaining Sponsors - 2024