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Southern New England


Welcome to the LCI Southern New England Community of Practice (CoP)!

We are a community of owners, contractors, trade partners, architects, and designers with various levels of Lean experience who are passionate about applying lean principles and practices with a common goal of improving project outcomes and delivering value to our Owners. We repeatedly ask “why” to get to root causes and are not afraid to step outside of our comfort zones and try new and different approaches to increase stakeholder satisfaction and project delivery value. We also recognize that we are much stronger as collaborators than as separate thinkers, so we welcome your participation. We are seeking A/E/C/O industry professionals who want to join us “to find a better way”. In the spirit of continuous improvement, we are eager to learn from your experiences and share ours.

Our CoP regional focus spans from Connecticut to Western Massachusetts. If you would like to become involved in our CoP or to request specific topics of interest for future CoP events, please contact us at

SNE CoP Mission

To create a rewarding and thriving culture and industry, that is a model to other industries, by continuously striving to:

  • Expand stakeholder participation with and knowledge of Lean, across the workforce and industry, especially with owners and trade partners
  • Provide Lean education
  • Promote Lean collaboration
  • Build community support for Lean

Core Group Contacts:

Leader: Elena Antil, Daniel O’Connell’s Sons
Vice Leader: Brad Aldinger, Haley & Aldrich
Events Co- Leaders: Melissa Roy, Tecton Architects
Matt LeBarron, Yale University
Marketing Leader: Karri May, Pinck & Co, Inc.
Outreach Leader: Josh DiGloria, Suffolk Construction
Emeritus & Training Leader: Colin Milberg, ASKM Associates
Sponsorship Leader: Patrick Lynch, Gilbane Building Company


LCI Southern New England Community of Practice UPCOMING Events

Introduction to Lean Project Delivery (Southern New England CoP)
Jan 30 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Southern New England Community of Practice


Introduction to Lean Project Delivery

Date: Tuesday,
January 30, 2018

Time: 11:30 am to 5:00 pm

The O’Connell Companies

800 Kelly Way

Holyoke, MA 01040

Event program sponsored by ASKM Associates  

This course will introduce Lean Project Delivery as an Operating System relative to the design and construction industry.  Participants will learn the key principles and wastes that are foundational to Lean, ways to eliminate/reduce waste from processes, collaborative tools and approaches.  It includes a hands-on learning simulation.


  • 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

Speaker: Colin Milberg, Ph.D., ASKM Associates

Colin has twenty years of construction management experience in both the office and field, combined with seven years of university teaching in construction engineering and management.  Colin has woked with public and private organizations, on both heavy civil and building projects, ranging from $2 million to $1 billion, assisting over 100 project teams and organizations implement Lean Construction and Enterprise practices.


  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Registration and Lunch
  • 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Introduction to Lean Project Delivery

Registration Rates:

  • LCI Members: $150.00

  • Non-Members: $175.00

  • Owner Rate: $75.00

  • Sponsorship opportunities are available.  Please contact Patrick Lynch, for more information

Lunch will be provided.

This class is AIA/CES registered for 5 LU credits

Lean Coffee – February 2018 (Southern New England CoP)
Feb 15 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Southern New England Community of Practice


Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018

Time: 8:30
am to 10:00 am


Red Thread
300 East River Drive
East Hartford, Connecticut 06108

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. 

Attendance is free of charge.

LCIs Southern New England Community of Practice PAST Events