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San Antonio

LCI San Antonio Community of Practice

The San Antonio Community of Practice (CoP) is for Owners, Design and Construction professionals to create, identify and share techniques, best practices and ideas for improving individual, team and company successes within their area of expertise. We will also sponsor events aimed at providing Lean thinkers and adopters the opportunity to learn more about Lean, to receive Lean training, to hear about Lean success stories and also to meet other likeminded individuals.

I am Brian Winningham, the Leader of the San Antonio COP and I began my Lean journey in 2012.
Our San Antonio COP Core Group is currently 11 members strong and has representatives from the Owner, Architectural, General Contractor and Subcontractor communities in San Antonio. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have questions or an interest in learning more about Lean. I can be reached anytime at


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LCI San Antonio Community of Practice UPCOMING Events

A Lean Coffee: How Do We Measure Lean? (San Antonio CoP) @ AGC San Antonio
Oct 31 @ 7:15 am – 8:30 am


LCI San Antonio Community of Practice


A Lean Coffee

How do we measure Lean?

Join us for a Lean Coffee to learn and support each other in our Lean endeavors! 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.

Registration is free – Please Register

Introduction to Lean Project Delivery (San Antonio CoP) @ ABC
Nov 2 @ 8:00 am – 2:30 pm


LCI San Antonio Community of Practice


Introduction to Lean Project Delivery 

This is the time of year many of us are bringing in student interns and hiring recent CM school graduates and integrating them into our Lean cultures and practices. To help you in that, your Arizona Community of Practice is presenting Introduction to Lean Project Delivery. This will be a great opportunity to introduce interns, new hires, or anyone to the LCI, to get an overview of what Lean project delivery is, and support your efforts at building your Lean culture.

Overview: What if you could add more value for your customers while meeting schedule and budget requirements? By recognizing the various types of waste in project delivery processes, you can start to increase productivity by implementing the Lean approaches taught in Introduction to Lean Project Delivery. With a small mindset shift, the silos set up by traditional delivery methods can be broken to allow architects, engineers, general contractors, trade partners and owners to closely collaborate and problem solve together. This LCI education course, taught with real-life design and construction examples and a hands-on simulation, will be an important step on your journey to achieve Lean thinking.


  • Definition of 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.
  • Increase collaboration and communication on projects through application of structured planning systems and processes


Brian Willingham – SpawGlass – Brian Winningham, SpawGlass – Brian is a senior project manager with SpawGlass and has 21 year of experience in the construction industry. Brian is passionate about Lean construction and its benefits. He has been implementing Lean on construction projects since 2013. He has passed on his knowledge to others by leading several Lean training courses and serving as a Lean Construction Institute San Antonio Community of Practice committee member in 2014 and 2017.

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided

AIA Logo for invitesThis course is AIA/CES registered for 5 LU credits

LCIs San Antonio Community of Practice PAST Events

A Lean Coffee – What’s New? What’s Working? What’s Not Working? (San Antonio CoP)

September 26, 2018 @ 7:15 am – 8:45 am

A Lean Coffee (San Antonio CoP)

August 29, 2018 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Choosing By Advantages (San Antonio CoP)

August 22, 2018 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

A Lean Coffee (San Antonio CoP)

June 27, 2018 @ 7:15 am – 8:30 am

Introduction to Last Planner (San Antonio CoP)

July 23, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

A Lean Coffee (San Antonio CoP)

May 30, 2018 @ 7:15 am – 8:30 am

Target Value Delivery (San Antonio CoP)

September 12, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Building High Performance Teams (San Antonio CoP)

May 23, 2018 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Creating Lean Culture – Continuous Improvement Pillar of Lean (San Antonio CoP)

November 1, 2017 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Business Case for Lean (San Antonio CoP)

April 27, 2017 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Brown Bag: Zachry Construction Corp. Lean Practices

February 12, 2014