LCI Gemba Walk: 44 East Avenue & The Modern - Hosted by Flintco, LLC. (Austin CoP)

May 20, 2022 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am (under construction)
May 20, 2022 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am, Central Time Zone
Flintco, LLC Field Office
30 N. Interstate Highway 35
LCI Austin CoP

This event will focus on how Flintco and its Trade Partners are applying Lean2.0® on two neighboring projects, each in a very different phase of its construction lifecycle. Participants will review Lean applied during closeout at 44 East Avenue, getting a sense of how lessons learned throughout construction are impacting Trade Partner performance prior to unit turnover. Moreover, participants will also see how Flintco, and its trades, are applying Lean during project start-up at The Modern, as the team leverages digital solutions to improve execution. In-field discussions with Trade Partners will provide insight on how constraints, observations, and actions are being managed in both cases.


  • Melanie Gilbertson, Director of Production Support, Flintco, LLC - An Oklahoma State construction management alumna, Melanie spent 10 years in construction operations as a project manager before joining Flintco in 2016. As Director of Production Support, Melanie manages planning and scheduling personnel and processes, Lean practice use on all Flintco Lean2.0 projects, curriculum development and education for internal and external practitioners, and adoption of Lean strategy in support of work acquisition, quality, and safety throughout Flintco. Her Lean Journey started in 2009.
  • Sam Escobar, Project Engineer, Flintco, LLC - After graduating from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2017, Sam moved to Austin to work for a nationwide general contractor. He recently joined Flintco and started working as a Project Engineer for the 44 East project. Due to his interest on the subject, Sam was selected to be the Lean champion for his project. Even though his experience with Lean is relatively small, he is eager to continue learning and developing his Lean knowledge.