LCI Mid-Atlantic Community of Practice

The LCI Mid-Atlantic Community of Practice (CoP) is an active, diverse group of professionals from across the design and construction industry. Our CoP serves the Philadelphia metro and greater Pennsylvania areas and exists to permeate the local industry with Lean practices and raise awareness of their value while creating a sustainable Lean community. We do this 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

As part of the Lean Construction Institute, we provide regular informational and networking events focused on improving design and construction delivery. Whether you are just beginning with Lean or a seasoned Lean practitioner, we invite you to join us in sharing and exploring the possibilities and tools of Lean Design and Construction.

Visit the upcoming events section below; as events are opened for registration they will be visible here. Please use the associated link to register. Limited space is available for many of these events; be sure to reserve your spot early.

Further along in your Lean journey? We’d love to hear from you as we move forward in developing deeper learning and application.

If you are looking for a more active role in our CoP, have questions or suggestions, please contact us at midatlanticlean@gmail.com.


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LCI Mid-Atlantic Community of Practice UPCOMING Events

Lean Coffee/Cocktail with Brian Winningham (Mid-Atlantic CoP) @ Zoom Meeting
Dec 16 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Please join us for a Lean Coffee discussion, along with networking opportunities with others in our CoP!

Take part in an open conversation in a safe, small and low-pressure environment about the topics that are relevant to our Lean community. We want to hear about the problems you are solving, the issues you want to solve, and lessons you’ve learned on your Lean Journey. No previous Lean experience is required.  Participants from cross functional roles as designers, constructors, owners, trades partners, and associations propose discussion topics around any subject about which they want to learn – THERE ARE NO IRRELEVANT DISCUSSION TOPICS!

Each proposer takes 15 to 30 seconds to pitch their topic, written on a sticky note, to the group. Once all topics have been pitched, voting begins to establish a priority for discussing the topics. Topics are then ordered from highest to lowest votes and examined accordingly. Participants will receive 8 minutes of time to discuss the topic. After 8 minutes there will be a ‘thumbs up/ thumbs down’ to decide whether or not the discussion should continue. Thumbs up equals 4 more minutes on the clock. This happens until it is agreed that the topic has been discussed to satisfaction. Takeaways are considered and then the topic with the next largest amount of votes is addressed.

Come as you are and be ready to learn.

UPCOMING National LCI Events

WEBINAR: Introduction to Lean Project Delivery (LPD) @ GoToWebinar
Dec 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

This Introduction to Lean Project Delivery webinar will introduce Lean as relative to the design and construction industry.  Participants will learn why Lean matters for their projects and why they should care. They will be introduced to the key principles and wastes that are foundational to Lean.  


During this presentation, participants will learn to:

  • Define Lean and the principles associated with a Lean operating system
  • Identify the principles and tools relevant to Lean design and construction processes
  • Recognize various types of waste in design and construction and apply tools to reduce, minimize and/or eliminate waste.
WEBINAR: 5S in Construction @ GoToWebinar
Jan 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

As project teams look to advance improvements to workflow, implementing 5S as a core Lean method leads to better efficiency by keeping the jobsite organized, clean, safe and productive.  By participating the 5S In Construction webinar, you will discover the 5S steps as primarily appropriate to the field.  Real-project examples support implementing 5S on your projects. 


Learning Objectives

  1. Understand and be able to identify the 5Ss supported by examples shared in the course.
  2. Understand how to implement key Lean approaches to support sustaining 5S on a jobsite.
  3. Identify areas in your work that would benefit from 5S application.
  4. Discover ways to build consensus and support for 5S with your team.
Sample Event @ LCI Community of Practice
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

LCI COmmunity of Practice Event

LCIs Mid-Atlantic Community of Practice PAST Events

LCI Congress Recap Discussion (Mid-Atlantic CoP)

November 18, 2020 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

LCI Congress Presentation Preview (Mid-Atlantic CoP)

October 7, 2020 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Lean Practices in Social Distance Workspaces (Mid-Atlantic CoP)

May 5, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

CANCELLED – A Lean Coffee (Mid-Atlantic CoP)

March 24, 2020 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

“Introduction to Lean Construction: Building Knowledge in Design & Construction”

March 26, 2013