August 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
250 Swathmore Ave
High Point, NC 27263


LCI Carolinas Community of Practice


Introduction to Last Planner®® System

This Last Planner® workshop is designed to introduce participants to the five elements of the Last Planner®:

  • Master Scheduling (setting milestones and strategy; identification of long lead items);
  • Phase “Pull” planning (specify handoffs; identify operational conflicts);
  • Make Work-Ready Planning (look ahead planning to ensure that work is made ready for installation; re-planning as necessary);
  • Weekly Work Planning (commitments to perform work in a certain manner and a certain sequence); and
  • Learning (measuring percent of plan complete (PPC), deep dive into reasons for failure, developing and implementing lessons learned).

In recent years, use of the Last Planner System® on projects and within both design and construction firms has increased dramatically. We are your resource to those who wish to utilize this robust planning system.


Al Schwarzkopf – Merck-Al Schwarzkopf is Associate Director of Engineering for Merck and Co., Inc. in Durham NC. He has over 19 years managing Capital projects and has been on his lean construction journey for 14 years. In addition to his project manager roll for capital projects for Merck’s Global Engineering Solutions department, Al is also currently serving as the Americas Lean Leader. In this role Al works with project teams across the North America to deploy lean and high performance teams.
Lindsay Rosti – JE Dunn– Lindsay Rosti is a Senior Lean Specialist with JE Dunn Construction where she supports project teams and offices in the company’s East Region in the implementation of Last Planner System®and lean principles. Lindsay has spent the last 12 years in the industry predominantly working as a project manager for large mixed-use, office, and multi-family developments. A passion for continuous improvement and developing teams led to her shift from project management to lean-focused project support.
Tom Arrigo – DPR Construction – Tom Arrigo is a Senior Superintendent with DPR Construction currently working on multiple projects in Charlotte. He is DPR’s Lean Leader for Raleigh and Charlotte, and has been utilizing The Last Planner System®for 7 years.

Registration Rates:

  • Member: $50.00
  • Non-Member: $75.00
  • Owner: $50.00
  • Student: $50.00

(Volume Discount – send 4 and get the 5th Free – must be same admission item/registration rate)