Southern New England


Welcome to the LCI Southern New England Community of Practice (CoP)!

We are a community of owners, contractors, trade partners, architects, and designers with various levels of Lean experience who are passionate about applying lean principles and practices with a common goal of improving project outcomes and delivering value to our Owners. We repeatedly ask “why” to get to root causes and are not afraid to step outside of our comfort zones and try new and different approaches to increase stakeholder satisfaction and project delivery value. We also recognize that we are much stronger as collaborators than as separate thinkers, so we welcome your participation. We are seeking A/E/C/O industry professionals who want to join us “to find a better way”. In the spirit of continuous improvement, we are eager to learn from your experiences and share ours.

Our CoP regional focus spans from Connecticut to Western Massachusetts. If you would like to become involved in our CoP or to request specific topics of interest for future CoP events, please contact us at [email protected].

SNE CoP Mission

To create a rewarding and thriving culture and industry, that is a model to other industries, by continuously striving to:

  • Expand stakeholder participation with and knowledge of Lean, across the workforce and industry, especially with owners and trade partners
  • Provide Lean education
  • Promote Lean collaboration
  • Build community support for Lean

2022 SNE CoP Core Group:

Leader - Matt Belcher, PDS Engineering & Construction
Vice Leader - Rhonia Moreau, Gilbane Building Company
Member - Brad Aldinger, Haley & Aldrich
Member - Joe Ferrucci, F&F Mechanical
Member - Matt LeBarron, Yale University
Member - Colin Milberg, ASKM Associates
Member - Ryan Popp, ASKM Associates
Member - Emily Ruggeri, Turner Construction Company
Leader Emeritus - Elena Antil, Daniel O'Connell Sons


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UPCOMING National LCI Events

LCIs Southern New England Community of Practice PAST Events

Construction Scrum for Easier, Better, and Faster Change (Southern New England CoP)

May 3, 2022 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Lean - Crossing the Starting Line (Southern New England CoP)

March 3, 2022 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

A Lean Brew - CoPs Joint Event (Southern New England / DC Metro / New York State CoP)

July 14, 2020 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

A Lean Brew - Exploring 8 Wastes in Design & Construction (Southern New England CoP)

June 2, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

A Virtual Lean Brew - Leveraging Lean Tools & Techniques When We Return to Work (Southern New England CoP)

May 5, 2020 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

A Virtual Lean Coffee - Adapting to the New Reality (Southern New England CoP)

April 14, 2020 @ 8:50 am – 10:00 am

CANCELLED - A Lean Coffee (Southern New England CoP)

March 17, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am