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Welcome to the LCI Chicago Community of Practice (CoP) website! The LCI Chicago CoP hopes to continue to act as the premier forum where area Lean thought leaders, practitioners and enthusiasts openly share experiences, best practices and lessons learned; thus transforming the design and construction projects that are delivered throughout Chicago and the Midwest. LCI Chicago CoP core members strive to be the force that leads the design and construction industry to a new paradigm of high-performance collaboration.
Scholarship opportunities: The Chicago CoP offers scholarship opportunities for higher education Design & Construction discipline students enrolled full-time in a trade school, community college or university located in Illinois, Northwest Indiana or Southern Wisconsin. To learn more, view and download scholarship criteria and application at 2021 Scholarship Info - Chicago CoP. The deadline for submitting your 2021 scholarship application is October 13, 2021.
Bob Krier Award: The Chicago CoP recognizes an individual, a Company or a Project Team that has moved the design and construction industry forward by advancing Lean as an Operating System. The award is based on implantation of Lean design, construction tools and techniques, innovation in implementing Lean tools and its impact on the community. View and download Selection Criteria for the 2021 Bob Krier Award HERE. Nominations for the award are due no later than October 1, 2021.
LCI Chicago Student CoP: The LCI Chicago Student Community of Practice is the mainstay for student organizations at Northwestern University, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois Institute of Technology, and Illinois State University interested in the implementation and advancement of Lean in the greater Chicagoland area. The LCI Chicago CoP is focused on providing our Student Community of Practice with valuable learning, event, and networking opportunities to introduce students to Lean design and construction principles and to prepare students to become leaders in the industry.
Student CoP Partners
2020 Bob Krier Scholarship
Digital Lean Recap (Spring 2021)
Annual Sponsors: The Chicago CoP would like to thank our 2021 sustaining sponsors whose contribution help fund local events and workshops to promote awareness and adoption of Lean.
2021-22 LCI Chicago CoP Core Group:
Leader – John Zachara, Integrated Facilities Solutions, Inc.
Vice Leader – Anthony Camasta, The Hill Group
Events Leader - Jenny Han, The Boldt Company
Events Vice Leader - Christine Strom, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare
Marketing Leader - Sean Hill, Glass Solutions, Inc.
Marketing Vice Leader - Mark Lomeda, Wight & Company
Education Leader - Brad Wigh, The Boldt Company
Education Vice Leader - Travis Kuehner, Advocate Aurora Health
Recruitment Leader - Ken Bauwens, Jamerson & Bauwens
Lean Coffee Leader - Dan Keaveney, Gilbane, Inc.
Lean Coffee Vice Leader - Brian Garcea, RG Construction