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Lean: The Basics and a Live Roundtable

Tuesday, September 17, 2024
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)


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Lean: The Basics and a Live Roundtable

Heard about Lean and wonder what all the fuss is about?  Or maybe you’re well aware but curious to compare notes with others on the journey?  This two-part event – brought to you by COAA and the Lean Construction Institute (LCI) – might be for you.

Register for this live discussion and you’ll receive a link to a 90-minute LCI webinar on Lean basics.  Watch that video – either to learn or brush up on Lean fundamentals – then come to the live roundtable to talk it out with peers.  The discussion will be facilitated by three experienced Lean practitioners who are also instructors for COAA’s “Lean For Owners” Owner Training Institute® class.

Meet the Facilitators

Jeff Bonk

Jeff has more than 28 years of experience in facilities in a variety of capacities that include master electrician, facilities manager, project manager, electrical engineer, and university leader. This broad range of experience has allowed him to effectively lead capital projects valued at more than $200M in the past four years. 

Currently serving as a Project Delivery Manager at MSU, Jeff has the opportunity to lead engineers, architects, designers, and project managers in the planning, design, and construction of capital projects. Jeff has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and is both a Certified Facilities Manager (CFM-IFMA) and a LEED AP (USGBC). 

Kurt Neubeck

Kurt is an architect and national Healthcare Practice Leader with Page Southerland Page, a design firm with offices across the U.S. and abroad. He began his career as a generalist architect, then specialized at CRSS in pre-design, programming, and planning a wide range of building types across the country. He joined Page 25 years ago and has worked closely with owners to plan and deliver successful projects ranging from small renovations to new greenfield campuses and multi-year capital programs. He has programmed and planned tens of millions of square feet of facilities across North America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. 

Kurt is a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects, a Fellow in the Health Facility Institute, a Certified Facility Manager with IFMA, a LEED Accredited Professional, Evidence-based Design Accredited and Certified, trained in Lean, and a Six Sigma Black Belt. 

A frequent author and speaker, Kurt has presented at more than 80 national and regional conferences primarily about trends and best practices in facility design and project delivery. Kurt is also a part-time instructor for the Lean Construction Institute and serves on the Healthcare Design Editorial Advisory Board and other professional organizations.

Mark Jussaume

Mark is the Office Director for the Boston office of SmithGroup, a multidisciplinary design firm serving clients across the U.S. and internationally. Previously, Mark led a highly regarded Boston-based architecture/engineering firm specializing in healthcare that joined SmithGroup in 2018. 

Mark began his career as a mechanical engineer, emphasizing healthcare design and A/E integration. In his 30+-year career, he has taken on various roles, including engineering discipline lead, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Executive Officer. While his titles and day-to-day responsibilities have changed, his passion and purpose have remained consistent. Mark is committed to working and leading in a way that brings out the best in people, inviting growth, respect, and continuous learning. 

Mark is a trained facilitator for the Arbinger Institute in Outward Mindset and Outward Leadership training. He is trained in Lean practices and actively promotes Lean through various speaking and training opportunities, including local and national Lean Construction Institute (LCI) events and training. Mark is a certified executive coach and enjoys working with people to help them tap into their potential and talent. 

Mark’s current passions include integrating Lean thinking and practices into the design and construction process. He has an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology and is a registered Professional Engineer specializing in HVAC engineering.