October 5, 2018 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
325 N Wells St STE 1000
Chicago, IL 60654


LCI Chicago Community of Practice


Disaster Strikes…Lean to the Rescue
(A Taste of Congress)

Emergency projects that need to be responded to quickly usually fall into the project category of “this is how we have always done things…” and “we don’t have time to try something new…”. The team does not always realize that utilizing lean tools, lean thinking, and lean planning can and will save the project team time, money and will not sacrifice quality to get the job done. The project team that will be presenting encountered three major emergencies/disasters on projects that by normal standards would have taken massive amounts of planning and coordination to reconstruct. By using lean methods, the team was able to act in a nimble fashion to achieve an enormous amount of work in a short period of time. Remember the lesson: Disaster Strikes… Lean to the Rescue!


John Zachara – Integrated Facilities Solutions, Inc. – John has more than 19 years of project management experience, including budget phase through job completion in a variety of projects commercial, retail, hospital, clinical, research, educational and religious facilities. As Vice President at IFS, John leads the Business Development and Marketing team for IFS and has been responsible for the program and capital budget management of a multiple site acute care healthcare organization. John was a member of the first IPD project IFS participated in.

Todd Jabaay – Integrated Facilities Solutions, Inc. – Todd is an accomplished construction management, development, and owner representation professional with more than 28 years of experience directing and overseeing multi-million dollar, high-profile and complex healthcare, commercial and industrial projects. Todd effectively combines expertise in project management with business management and strives to use LEAN thinking and tools on all projects and has participated on a successful IPD contract team.

Josh Odelson – Power Construction Company – Josh has been with Power Construction since 2012 and is currently a Senior Project Manager with the firm. Josh began his journey with Integrated Lean Project Delivery in 2008 on the Sutter Medical Center Castro Valley project and has been involved in a series of IPD and IPDish projects ever since. Currently, Josh is responsible for co-leading the Power Lean Team and managing several IPDish healthcare projects. Josh also served on the 2016 LCI Congress Steering Committee.

Registration Rate: $75.00

Lunch will be provided

Parking is available in a nearby parking garage at Wells and Hubbard. The entrance to the Mart Parc Wells Self Park garage is on Wells