St. Louis

LCI St. Louis Community of Practice

Welcome to the LCI St. Louis Community of Practice (CoP).  Located in the heart of the Midwest, our CoP’s mission is to connect A/E firms, contractors, trade partners, owners, and other industry stakeholders to transform the design and construction industry through Lean practices.  We aim at pushing the envelope of what is possible through innovation, continuous learning, and collaboration.  Our ultimate goal is to set the benchmark for project value delivery in our industry.

As part of the Lean Construction Institute, we serve as a local extension reaching out to industry stakeholders by:

  • Advancing Lean knowledge and understanding
  • Providing academic, applied and experiential learning opportunities that engage members at any point in their development of Lean mastery
  • Building a Lean network to better connect people and ideas

Whether you are new to Lean or you are a seasoned Lean practitioner, our Community of Practice aims at providing you with a dynamic and energizing forum where you will meet like-minded individuals and/or organizations that want to take their value proposition and value delivery to the next level.

Our Core Group Leaders are:
Leader: Jose Garcia-Aranda – Alberici Constructors (Contractor)
Vice Leader: Felipe Engineer-Manriquez – McCarthy Building Company (Contractor)
Events Leader: Richard Vestal – Vestal Corporation (A/E)

Core Group Members:
JD Long, Washington University in St Louis (Owner)
Joshua Clark, Procter & Gamble (Owner)
Michael McAuliffe – The Corrigan Company (Trade Partner)
Ryan Freeman – PayneCrest Electric (Trade Partner)
Ryan Bader - McCarthy Building Company (Contractor)
Kevin Williams – Alberici Constructors (Contractor)
Matthew Forman - Cannon Design (A/E)

If you would like to learn more about us, our events, or would like to get involved, please email us at LCI St. Louis CoP.



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Now open for registration!
6/8/2021 at 3:00 - 4:00 PM CT
Join the St. Louis CoP for a virtual event: Blockchain Technology - Taking Lean Construction to the Next Level!
Blockchain technology is the latest trend disrupting many economic sectors worldwide. Join us to learn what it is, its relationship to Lean principles, and more importantly, how it can be applied to the AEC industry. Whether you know a little or a lot about Blockchain, don’t miss this unique opportunity to better understand this transformational technology.  Register today!

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