Northern Ohio

LCI Northern Ohio Community of Practice

The Lean Construction Institute, Northern Ohio Community of Practice (CoP) is dedicated to advancing Lean Construction in our community, to help transform the design and construction industry. We offer the following events in an effort to further this goal:

  • Lean Coffee, which is a forum for conversation among practitioners and other interested professionals;
  • Training opportunities in Lean principles and practices;
  • Case Studies highlighting best practices and lessons learned in implementing Lean.

Whether you are just beginning your Lean journey or are a veteran Lean practitioner, you are welcome to join our community. Please contact  Grace Sauline Rockwell for more information.



Below is a list of some of the events that are being planned for 2020.  Mark your calendar and watch your email for the event invite at they are open for registration approximately 3-5 weeks ahead of the event date.

4/17/2020LCI Lean Learning Series – Exploring the 8 WastesHoliday Inn Independence
5/29/2020Lean CoffeeBostwick
6/26/2020LCI Lean Learning Series
7/24/2020Lean CoffeeBostwick
w/o 8/24/20Gemba Walk – LCI Education Course and Site Visit

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LCI Northern Ohio Community of Practice UPCOMING Events

Holiday Happy Hour and Trivia Night (Northern Ohio CoP) @ Microsoft Teams Meeting
Dec 17 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us for a remote Holiday Happy Hour and Trivia Night as we close out this year! 

You bring the beverages and we’ll provide the Trivia!

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 Northern Ohio Community of Practice PAST Events

Lean Congress Recap (Northern Ohio CoP)

November 20, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Crystal Clinic Gemba Walk (Northern Ohio CoP)

October 6, 2020 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

LCI Lean Learning Series – Exploring the 8 Wastes (Northern Ohio CoP)

August 21, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Last Planner System – LCI Lean Learning Series (Northern Ohio CoP)

June 26, 2020 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

A VIRTUAL Lean Coffee (Northern Ohio CoP)

May 22, 2020 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

CANCELLED: Last Planner System® in Design (Northern Ohio CoP)

March 26, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

A Lean Coffee (Northern Ohio CoP)

February 28, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am