1400 North 14th Street, 12th Floor
Arlington, VA 22209
The LCI New Orleans Community of Practice is dedicated to promoting Lean principles in all areas of design and construction, as well as the broader community in which we live. As a member of the Lean Construction Institute, we will share informational programs from the most forward thinking and creative minds available to bring to the forefront the best Lean practices of the industry and further develop a Lean Culture that will simplify our processes, build collaborative teams, and create an environment of continuous improvement.
High-performing teams function on collaborative brain power to rapidly advance work and add value by driving down overall project costs in a Big Room setting. Effective Big Rooms are only possible with the right kind of mindset and behaviors that break down the traditional silos to allow for cross-functional team collaboration and decision-making. LCI’s Mindset of an Effective Big Room education course creates a simulated Big Room experience encouraging you to create, manage and lead your own detailed Big Room concept and implementation plan tailored to your project’s specific needs whether you have had previous experience or not. Small groups will discuss onboarding new members, technology and real world challenges to Big Room implementation and report back to the large group to share and create a list of standards and better practices.
Katie Wells – Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC – As Director of Lean Construction, Katie employs Lean practices in the company’s Operations and Preconstruction processes by encouraging continuous improvement, removal of waste, identification of customer-defined values, and collaboration among teams. She works to drive positive change, collaboration, and innovation by coaching project teams toward utilizing last planner, pull planning, target value design, and other lean- and IPD-related methods. In previous estimating and project management roles, she has worked on more than $350 million worth of work for the company’s commercial and healthcare divisions.. Katie earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Building Science from Auburn University.
Parking: Additional parking will be available across the street from Broadmoor in the back of Outback Steak House parking lot.