SMPS Chicago January Luncheon Lean Design and Construction: What Marketers Need to Know

January 13, 2016
11:30 AM - 1:15 PM

150 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60601

It’s no secret that the construction industry is brimming with waste. Underutilized labor, overproduction, redesign and other wasteful activities have been detrimental to creating value for the client. Lean Project Delivery revolutionized the manufacturing industry by minimizing waste and maximizing value, and it’s doing the same in construction. Now that owners and project partners are starting to use Lean principles in the Midwest, marketers need to learn the basics and the benefits.

Come join a panel of Lean experts from the Lean Construction Institute Chicago Community of Practice as they share their knowledge and answer your questions. Limited seats available.


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About the Panel

Stephanie Sulcer | Director of Marketing | Skender Construction

Rich Seiler | Chief Improvement Officer | Unified Works
Rich Seiler is the Chief Improvement Officer of Unified Works, where he coaches and facilitates lean practices with executives, middle management and field teams. He is currently actively coaching multiple teams on well over $1 billion of large project work. He is an approved instructor for AGC Lean Construction Educational Program (LCEP Units 1-3) and teaches their supervisory and project management training courses. He was an adjunct instructor for McHenry County Community College where he developed and taught construction project management curriculum and served on their Architectural Selection and Construction Education Advisory Committees. Rich speaks regularly around the country for universities, industry associations and businesses on lean design and construction. He also “on-boards” new members around the country for the Lean Construction Institute (LCI) and sits on the national Community of Practice (CoP) committee that recently developed the Documentation Guidelines for new C o P’s.  

Afshan Barshan | Vice President and Partner Skender Construction
Afshan Barshan is Vice President and Partner at Skender Construction. Afshan is a founding member of the Lean Construction Institute’s (LCI) Chicago Community of Practice, and a member of the Lean Construction Journal Review Board. Afshan lectures at universities across the Midwest and has also presented for numerous national and local trade associations, including LeadingAge Illinois, the Lean Construction Institute’s Michigan and Chicago Communities of Practice and the Construction Owners Association of America. Afshan earned a Master of Science in Construction Management from Michigan State University.

Tim Vander Molen | President | Integrated Facilities Solutions, Inc.
Tim Vander Molen is President of Integrated Facilities Solutions, Inc. which he founded in 1998. IFS is a comprehensive Owner’s Representative/Program Management firm providing leadership for the owner in each phase of the project. Prior to starting IFS Tim was Director of Facilities for a large multi-campus health care provider. Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) was a core part of the management processes across the departments both in services delivered and internal processes improving service delivery while reducing operating costs. Today the IFS approach to project management is centered on providing leadership for facility and construction management that is centered in the application of Lean principles in all areas of project delivery.

Carlo Salvador, AIA | Principal | Keganivo Group

Carlo Salvador is Principal at Kegavino Group, and has over 37 years’ experience working in the architecture and construction industries. During his career he has been involved in planning, design and construction of educational, healthcare, housing, commercial and retail Communities; however, Carlo’s focus and passion is Senior Living. His involvement in all phases of projects, from development man-agement and master planning through implementation and construction, allows him to offer clients realistic and financially attainable solutions that receive industry recognition and result in client satisfaction. Mr. Salvador is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB), the Lean Construction Institute’s (LCI) Chicago Community of Practice and member of Central Baptist Village Board of Directors. Carlo is a licensed architect in Illinois and Wisconsin.


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