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Haley & Aldrich Lean and safety consulting pros to lead workshops at LCI Congress


Burlington, Mass., October 5, 2022 – Four of Haley & Aldrich’s experts will present courses at the 2022 Lean Construction Institute (LCI) Congress in New Orleans Oct. 18-21, bringing their collective decades of experience to help attendees prepare for the future of construction and uphold strong safety practices.

Haley & Aldrich’s Lean consulting leaders, Melissa McEwen and Nick Masci, will deliver “Lean construction manufacturing: the new game plan for prefab,” a new course at this year’s conference, on Oct. 18 from 8 a.m. to noon. They will discuss the possibilities of prefab construction for businesses as well as foundational elements that should be in place for the successful adoption of advanced, automated systems.

“Many companies are exploring how to apply Lean in a prefab environment, but the next steps aren’t always obvious,” said McEwen, who, along with Masci, has worked with more than 40 companies to assess their industrialized construction readiness. “Our course focuses on preparing to make big changes and identifying what tools and training to prioritize next.”

Also on Oct. 18, Haley & Aldrich Chief Health & Safety Officer Brian Fitzpatrick and Senior Health & Safety Specialist Sage Bedard will lead “Improve Safety Through Lean” from 1 to 5 p.m. Participants will work through real-world hazard scenarios and discuss how to apply Lean principles and metrics to create a workplace culture of safety. (This course has been approved by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Executive Office of Labor Workforce Training Fund Program.)

“To be successful, construction companies must empower their people to work safely within complex, ever-shifting work environments. We want to help companies foster environments where all their employees feel confident in knowing what hazards to look for and how to address them,” said Fitzpatrick, who has extensive expertise in Occupational Safety and Health Administration construction and general industry safety programs.

Both courses are registered with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Services for four Health, Safety, and Welfare Learning Unit credits.

For nearly 25 years, the annual LCI Congress has brought design and construction industry leaders together to share knowledge across disciplines. Learn more and register online (search for presenters’ names to find the sessions mentioned above).

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