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LCI Chicago Community of Practice

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

  • (2) $2,500 scholarships will be awarded on June 21, 2021 at the LCI Golf Outing

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:

LeaderJohn 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

 

 

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LCI Chicago Community of Practice UPCOMING Events

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LCIs Chicago Community of Practice PAST Events

A Lean Coffee (Chicago CoP)

October 28, 2021 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Not Your Father’s Workplace: Attracting the Best and Most Diverse Talent (Chicago CoP)

October 5, 2021 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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A Lean Coffee (Chicago CoP)

September 9, 2021 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Lean Construction Golf Outing to Benefit the Bob Krier Scholarship (Chicago CoP)

June 21, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Lean Learning Series Episode 2: Exploring the 8 Wastes (Chicago CoP)

June 1, 2021 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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A Lean Coffee (Chicago CoP)

May 27, 2021 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Wait Makes Waste – Lean Decision Making (in a Digital Era) (Chicago CoP)

April 29, 2021 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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A Lean Coffee (Chicago CoP)

April 29, 2021 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Virtual Lean Coffee - (Chicago CoP)

September 17, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Virtual Lean Coffee - (Chicago CoP)

August 20, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Virtual Lean Coffee - (Chicago CoP)

August 13, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Virtual Lean Coffee - (Chicago CoP)

July 23, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Virtual Lean Coffee - (Chicago CoP)

July 9, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Virtual Lean Coffee - (Chicago CoP)

June 25, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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COVID Alternate Care Sites – Lean Lessons Learned (Happy Hour) - (Chicago CoP)

June 24, 2020 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
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Lean Construction Golf Outing to Benefit the Bob Krier Scholarship (Chicago CoP)

June 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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A Virtual Lean Coffee - (Chicago CoP)

June 11, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Virtual Lean Coffee - (Chicago CoP)

May 14, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Virtual Lean Coffee - (Chicago CoP)

May 7, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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CANCELLED: A Lean Coffee - (Chicago CoP)

March 19, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Lean Coffee - (Chicago CoP)

March 12, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Pulling Through Design: How to Avoid Overtime, Missed Deadlines, Re-Work, and Value Engineering (Chicago CoP)

March 4, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Lean Coffee - (Chicago CoP)

February 20, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Lean Coffee - (Chicago CoP)

February 6, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Lean Coffee - (Chicago CoP)

January 16, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Lean Coffee - (Chicago CoP)

January 9, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Lean Coffee - (Chicago CoP)

December 19, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Lean Coffee - (Chicago CoP)

December 5, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee (Chicago CoP)

November 21, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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3rd Annual Bob Krier Award Night (Chicago CoP)

November 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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A Lean Coffee - (Chicago CoP)

November 7, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee - (Chicago CoP)

October 24, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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3rd Annual A Taste of Congress (Chicago CoP)

October 10, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm
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A Lean Coffee - (Chicago CoP)

October 3, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Cracking the Code of Modular Building (Chicago CoP)

September 25, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm
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A Lean Coffee - (Chicago CoP)

September 19, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee - (Chicago CoP)

September 5, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee - (Chicago CoP)

August 15, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee - (Chicago CoP)

August 1, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Basics of Gemba: Tour of Glass Solutions

July 30, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm
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A Lean Coffee - (Chicago CoP)

July 18, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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A Lean Coffee - (Chicago CoP)

July 11, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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Lean Construction Golf Outing Benefiting The Bob Krier Scholarship - (Chicago CoP)

June 20, 2019 @ 11:30 am – 5:00 pm
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A Lean Coffee - (Chicago CoP)

June 20, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
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A Lean Coffee - (Chicago CoP)

June 6, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
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