St. Louis

LCI St. Louis Community of Practice

Welcome to the LCI St. Louis Community of Practice (CoP).  Located in the heart of the Midwest, our CoP’s mission is to be the gateway for A/E firms, contractors, trade partners, owners, and other industry stakeholders to connect and transform the design and construction industry through Lean practices.  We aim at pushing the envelope of what is possible through collaboration, innovation and continuous improvement.  Our goal is to set the benchmark for project value delivery in our industry.

As part of the Lean Construction Institute, we serve as a local extension reaching out to industry stakeholders by:

  • Advancing Lean knowledge and understanding
  • Providing academic, applied and experiential learning opportunities that engage members at any point in their development of Lean mastery
  • Building a Lean network to better connect people and ideas

Whether you are new to Lean or you are a seasoned Lean practitioner, our Community of Practice aims at providing you with a dynamic and energizing forum where you will meet like-minded individuals and/or organizations that want to take their value proposition and value delivery to the next level.

Our Core Group Leaders are:
Leader: Jose Garcia-Aranda – Alberici Constructors (Contractor)
Vice Leader: Richard Vestal - Vestal Corporation (A/E)
Events Leader: Ryan Freeman - PayneCrest Electric (Trade Partner)

Core Group Members:
JD Long, Washington University in St Louis (Owner)
Joshua Clark, Procter & Gamble (Owner)
Michael McAuliffe – The Corrigan Company (Trade Partner)
Michael Lawless - IMEG Corporation (A/E)
Ryan Bader - McCarthy Building Company (Contractor)
Joshua Kreitler - McCarthy Building Company (Contractor)
Kevin Williams – Alberici Constructors (Contractor)

If you would like to learn more about us, our events, or would like to get involved, please email us at LCI St. Louis CoP.



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LCI St. Louis Community of Practice UPCOMING Events

UPCOMING National LCI Events

LCIs St. Louis Community of Practice PAST Events

GEMBA Walk: Seeing is Believing - 5S Implementation at the St. Louis Mercy Ballas Project (St. Louis CoP)

March 22, 2022 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Construction Technology Corner: How Cybersecurity and Ransomware Attacks Are Impacting the Construction Industry (St. Louis CoP)

February 22, 2022 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Implementing Lean Construction at Constellation Brands, Inc.’s Largest Brewery (St. Louis CoP)

December 13, 2021 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

GEMBA Walk: The Jack C. Taylor Visitor Center at the Missouri Botanical Garden (St. Louis CoP)

September 27, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

GEMBA Walk: The Washington University School of Medicine Neuroscience Research Building (WUSM NRB) (St. Louis CoP)

August 24, 2021 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Introduction to the Last Planner System® - Training for Field Supervisors (In-Person) (St. Louis CoP)

July 13, 2021 @ 11:30 am – 4:00 pm

Blockchain Technology: Taking Lean Construction to the Next Level (St. Louis CoP)

June 8, 2021 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ready, Set, Go Scrum: the Art of Managing for Results! (St. Louis & Oklahoma CoPs)

August 11, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A Fortune 500 Company Capitalizes on Conditions of Satisfaction to Drive Project Results (St. Louis CoP)

July 14, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

VIRTUAL Gemba Tour: Striking Virtual Design & Construction Performance Through Visual Management (St. Louis CoP)

June 9, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

VIRTUAL Lean Coffee: How to Switch From Surviving to Thriving Using Lean Thinking (St. Louis CoP)

May 12, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

LCI Education: Introduction to Lean Project Delivery (St. Louis CoP)

February 24, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm