St. Louis

LCI St. Louis Community of Practice

Welcome to the LCI St. Louis Community of Practice.  Located in the heart of the Midwest, our mission is to connect A/E firms, contractors, trade partners, owners, and other stakeholders to transform the design and construction industry through Lean practices.  We are committed to 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 design and construction 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)
Kevin Williams – Alberici Constructors (Contractor)
Ryan Bader – McCarthy Building Company (Contractor)

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LCI St. Louis Community of Practice UPCOMING Events

The Power Hour with Go mindSHIFT’s Rex Miller: How To Build a High Performing Team! (St. Louis CoP) @ Virtual Meeting
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Welcome to St Louis CoP’s End of Year Appreciation Event. Free! You’ll learn the unique MindShift approach to “fireproof” your team to handle the heat & pressure through the unexpected changes & crises projects experience. You’ll receive tools for building trust & creating a positive approach to conflict, a key indicator of a high performing team!


Rex Miller is an international award-winning author, compelling speaker & top futurist. He has worked in the design & construction industry for over 40 years. He’s known for solving wicked problems by linking diverse thought leaders together in a 2-year process called MindShift. His clients include Google, GoDaddy, Intel, MD Anderson, UHS, & more.

Jose Garcia is the President of Alberici Global Automotive Constructors. Jose oversees Alberici Constructors’ Automotive market and Mexico-based operations. His experience includes large, complex, and fast-track projects in the automotive, life sciences & semiconductor industries. Jose chairs the LCI St Louis Community of Practice (CoP)

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 St. Louis Community of Practice PAST Events

The Key to Unleashing Productivity in the Field Through Effective Daily Huddles (St. Louis CoP)

November 10, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

2020 Owners Panel: How General Motors, Procter & Gamble and GLOBALFOUNDRIES are Breaking the Project Delivery Mold through Lean IPD (St. Louis and New York State CoPs)

September 22, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ready, Set, Go Scrum: the Art of Managing for Results! (St. Louis & Oklahoma CoPs)

August 11, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A Fortune 500 Company Capitalizes on Conditions of Satisfaction to Drive Project Results (St. Louis CoP)

July 14, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

VIRTUAL Gemba Tour: Striking Virtual Design & Construction Performance Through Visual Management (St. Louis CoP)

June 9, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

VIRTUAL Lean Coffee: How to Switch From Surviving to Thriving Using Lean Thinking (St. Louis CoP)

May 12, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

LCI Education: Introduction to Lean Project Delivery (St. Louis CoP)

February 24, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm