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The number of Trade Partners far exceeds the number of General Contractors in our Industry yet only 13% of LCI’s 2021 Congress attendees were Trade Partners. Lean Construction emphasizes the importance of value generation and flow on the jobsite. It is the craftspeople within specialty trades that help the GCs be successful in their lean implementation.

In our observations, once the project is complete the Lean Principles and Techniques are rarely carried on to their next non-GC led Lean project or permanently integrated into their internal business processes and approach to work.

1. Why do the number of General Contractor Lean practitioners outnumber the Specialty Trades Lean practitioners by such a large margin?

2. What barriers impact Trade Partner adoption, internalization and use of Lean?

Join the team from the New Orleans Community of Practice (NOLA Lean) and a group of Lean industry leaders in an open forum to discuss and identify practical ways to increase Lean accessibility, adoption and integration by Craftspeople and Trade Partners.


Jeremy spent four years of honorable military service in the United States Army, culminating in the rank of Captain. He is an advocate of Lean Principals and Philosophies, with competencies in the Last Planner System, Big Room problem solving approaches, and several other Lean Tools and Technique focused on generating workflow through the elimination of waste to create value for the contractor and client. He is Primavera 6 Certified through Global Project Management Institute. He has strong operations and project management attributing to the effective and efficient completion of over 120 projects, valued more than over $100 million, ahead of or on schedule. These included horizontal, sanitation, electrical, and vertical projects.

As a Superintendent, I've been exposed to a lot of different challenges and opportunities...and with every one of them, I've gained experience, understanding and patience!

My secondary role as Director of LEAN Improvement for our company continues to reward me daily. While our LEAN journey will never truly come to an end, our successes within our company prove we are on the right track. Our Daily Huddles are more meaningful due to our trade partner involvement...we've made a purposeful effort to teach and coach them on how these huddles can be more beneficial to them. Our trade partners are also becoming more accustomed to the use of iPads in the field - we're assisting them with loading and learning our two most useful programs - BIM360 and RefinemySite scheduling. The days of running back to the job trailer to look at a set of paper plans or a schedule on the wall has come to an end! We are 100% digital on our jobsites!

Jesse was born and raised on the Southside of San Antonio Texas. The landscape of his Career ranges from grading ditches to counseling Executives. His trek through the Org Charts has helped him appreciate that we are more alike than we are different. He applies these insights in escorting professionals in self-discovery, as they expand their influence in their communities and their careers. As a lifelong San Antonian, SAISD alumnus and 2 nd generation Plumber; Jesse is committed to Enhancing the Image of Careers in the Trades. His message is one of Contribution, Ownership, and Vulnerability. This message is visible in his podcast Learnings and Missteps, online experience No BS with Jen & Jess and Lean Calabosessions.

Blake is responsible for driving Lean development company-wide at KHS&S focusing on continuous improvement, implementation and improvements of the Last Planner System, and reinforcement of our own internal Lean Value Added foundational behaviors.

Experienced Project Superintendent with a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry. Skilled in Process Scheduler, Construction, Pre-construction, Management, and Construction Drawings. Strong operations professional with a None focused in Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration from Moraine Valley Community College.

Experienced Executive with a demonstrated history of leadership and collaboration in the electrical & construction industries. Skilled in Design Assistance, Budgeting, Estimating, Complex Commercial and Historical Construction, Project Accounting, Commercial Real Estate Development, and Backup Power Solutions. Strong professional, with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Accounting from University of Alabama.

Earn AGC-CM Lean Continuation Education Credits

AGC recognizes this webinar as quality Lean Construction content and it qualifies for 1.5 hours of AGC CE credit. All attendees can forward the receipt of the webinar to AGC and have the webinar count towards renewing their CM-Lean certificate.

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