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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
  Scott Rowland, Turner Construction Company
Communications &
Marketing Leader:
Ryan Popp, ASKM Associates
Outreach Leader: Joe Ferrucci, F&F Mechanical
Emeritus & Training Leader: Colin Milberg, ASKM Associates
Sponsorship Leader: Patrick Lynch, Gilbane Building Company

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LCI Southern New England Community of Practice UPCOMING Events

Lean In Action – Transforming Design & Construction (Southern New England CoP) @ Central Connecticut State University, Memorial Hall Connecticut Room
Nov 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm


LCI Southern New England Community of Practice


Lean In Action –
Transforming Design & Construction

This is the event you’ve been waiting for – come and hear your peers discuss actual examples of the application of Lean to project design and construction. Topics include modular/prefab construction techniques, BIM & lean integration, construction work flow efficiency with Last Planner System, and creating organizational change through process improvements using Lean principles.

You will hear about the power of Lean on project level applications as well as broader scale efforts through the sharing of successes and lessons learned. If you have questions about how Lean can be applied to your work, we urge you to attend this event, engage with others during the networking, and leave with some ideas for making the lives of your co-workers, team members, and owners better.
The event is intended for all members of our industry including owners, builders, trade contractors, designers, engineers, students, and suppliers.


Scott Rowland, SPD Preconstruction, Turner Construction
Joe DiIorio, Business Development Manager, Turner Construction
Joe Ferrucci, Vice President, Design & Coordination, F+F Mechanical
Pre-fabrication and Modularization: The CUP “Central Utility Plant”

Elena Antil – Staff Engineer, Daniel O’Connell’s Sons
Patrick Moore
– Project Manager, Daniel O’Connell’s Sons
Integrating Lean, BIM, and 4D Scheduling in Practice

Rhonia Moreau, Lean Practice Specialist, Gilbane Building Company
Looking Back on Lean at Gilbane Building Company

Matt Belcher, Project Manager, O&G Ind.
Construction Work Flow and Efficiency Through Reliable Planning

Brad Aldinger, Senior Project Manager, Geotechnical Engineer, Lean Practitioner, Haley Aldrich
What Lean Can Do for Your Organization – Transformative Power of Lean


  • 4:00-4:30pm Arrival, Registration & Networking
  • 4:30–4:35pm Introduction and Welcome
  • 4:35-6:00pm Presentations
  • 6:00-6:05pm Closing Remarks
  • 6:05-6:30pm Networking

Visitors may park in Central Connecticut State University’s Student Center and Copernicus garages: CampusMap0520418


Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be provided.

LCIs Southern New England Community of Practice PAST Events

Lean Social at Gouveia Vineyards (Southern New England CoP)

October 10, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Lean Coffee (Southern New England CoP)

September 6, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

A Lean Coffee (Southern New England CoP)

June 22, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Introduction to Last Planner (Southern New England CoP)

May 22, 2018 @ 11:30 am – 5:30 pm

Lean Brew (Southern New England CoP)

April 19, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Pop-Up DoJo – Developing Lean Leadership at Your Workplace (Southern New England CoP)

March 28, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Pop-Up DoJo (New England CoP)

March 29, 2018 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Lean Coffee – February 2018 (Southern New England CoP)

February 15, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Introduction to Lean Project Delivery (Southern New England CoP)

January 30, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm