November 19, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Zoom Meeting
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Chicago CoP

The format of this year’s LCI Congress provided a unique opportunity for our Chicago Community of Practice to sponsor student participation in this year’s virtual event. Two students from each of the member-universities of our Student Community of Practice (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois State University, Illinois Tech, and Northwestern University) were nominated to attended this year’s LCI Virtual Congress. Our education committee will champion presentations from each of our member universities providing a recap of their experience. We are excited to share these presentations with the Chicago Community of Practice to highlight key takeaways and how they plan on utilizing lean concepts in their construction careers.


Brad Wigh, Project Manager at Boldt, is co-chair of the education committee championing the following students from Illinois State University:

  • Caleb Jacob
  • Keegan Johnson 

The Boldt Companies have been building since 1889 from coast to coast including universities and hospitals, mills, manufacturing and renewable energy for buildings that bring lasting value to the communities they call home. 

Khalid Mahmoud, Project Engineer at Skender, is an education committee member championing the following students from University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign:

  • Barkin Kurumoglu
  • Keepak Katariya 

Skender, guided by efficiency, anchored by value, driven by results they combine Lean process with high-performing teams to deliver unmatched results and maximum value for lasting relationships.

Ratna Kunwar, Project Engineer at Jamerson & Bauwens, is an education committee member championing the following students from Northwestern University:

  • Mohammed Junaid Mehkri
  • Mohammadreza Lotfi 

Jamerson & Bauwens, a leader in high-end electrical installations throughout the Midwest for decades, specializes in the industry’s most demanding projects—world-class medical facilities, data centers and networks—while continuously expanding their reach into diverse, niche projects.

Steve Nargang, Principal at TLC Engineering Solutions, is an education committee member championing the following students from Illinois Tech:

  • Areej Siddiqui
  • Kriti Lakhotia 

TLC Engineering Solutions continues to provide high-performance engineering design, consulting and energy services. They are an industry leader with expertise in diverse markets, from education to healthcare to aviation.