IPD IMBY – The Sky’s the Limit

Chicago Community of Practice

The Advocate Health Bed Tower Expansion is an IPD project local to Chicago which implements many lean principals including Respect for People, Prefabrication, Early Trade Partner Involvement and Modular systems. 

This GEMBA-style presentation will allow members of the design and construction teams to share lessons learned and describe how lean tools were implemented to achieve the project goals.


  • Roberto Orozco, Advocate Aurora Health
  • Arash Irani, SmithGroup
  • Tom Nelson, Turner Construction
  • Alex Chee, Advocate Aurora Health
  • Aldona Jelinek, Turner Construction
  • Peter Page, Black Rock Construction
  • Colin Coltman, Glass Solutions, Inc
  • Rob Garcea, RG Construction
  • Brian Powers, SmithGroup
  •  Kari Holtz, Hill Group
  • Eric Orson, LeJeune Steel
  • Brian Garcea, RG Construction
  • Marty Sterr, SmithGroup
  • Frank Nuno, Advocate Aurora Health