“The Practitioner’s Guide to Lean Research”

First instalment in a series of Lean Construction Institute (LCI) research maps. The LCI Research Committee, composed of seven academic researchers with decades of research experience in the design-and-construction industry, produced these maps to meet the needs of practitioners interested in the most current and most reliable research relevant in advancing their Lean journeys.

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ISO 18404 as a Lean Construction Transformation Model

Lean Construction Ireland Webinar, 27th March 2019 at 3.00pm.

Title: ISO 18404 as a Lean Construction Transformation Model
By: Steve Ward from WSP Continuous Improvement Services & Simon Caklais from Gilbert and Goode
When: 3.00pm, 27th March 2019.

The philosophy of Lean Construction, and its Tools & Techniques are now well known. However adoption by the industry has been slow and on an ad hoc basis. The sector still fails to keep up with other sectors rates of improvement. In 2018 the first construction company in the world achieved the international lean standard ISO18404.

This webinar presents this case study and explains why ISO18404 provides a useful model for any business that is serious about lean transformation as opposed to ad hoc deployment of tools.

LCi National Conference 2018

Pictured: Jan Koeleman (McKinsey & Co), Jeanette Mair (CIF) & Richard Fitzpatrick (LCi)

Over 500 lean construction professionals attended the inaugural Lean Construction Ireland national conference on the 20th of November in Croke Park Dublin.

The aim of the conference was to bring together leading experts in the field of lean construction from Ireland and internationally to both inspire and challenge the industry to implement lean thinking and practices on their projects. Attendees had the opportunity to learn about Lean from practitioners on how they can leverage the benefits of lean concepts to deliver quality projects that are safer, faster and more profitable – leading to increased stakeholder satisfaction and value for money.

Keynote speakers at the inaugural conference were international and national experts in the area of lean construction and include names such as: Felipe Engineer-Manriquez (McCarthy Holdings Inc), Aidan Clancy (Clancy Homes), Denis Leonard (Graham Group), Jeanette Mair (CIF), John Dyson (GSK), Niall Sommers (Flour Corp.), Rhona Henry (Matheson), Roar Fosse (Skanska), Clare Penny (CiTA), Valerie Alvarado (BMS), plus many more.

There was also a number of discussion panel sessions with representatives from across the Irish construction sector debating the challenges and opportunities facing the Irish construction sector and how Lean thinking and practices can act as an enabler for addressing these.

 

Mark Stockil receives LCi Commendation

Pictured above: Richard Fitzpatrick (LCi Chair), Mark Stockil and Darrin Taylor (Waterford Institute of Technology)

In Croke Park Dublin on the 20th of November we saw Mark Stockil (Stockil Continuous Improvement) receive the Lean Construction Ireland Commended award. Presented by Richard Fitzpatrick (Chair of Lean Construction Ireland) the lean service provider proved themselves to be true leaders in lean management within the Irish construction sector. Having met a number of strict criteria to achieve the Commendation, Stockil Continuous Improvement will be added to the LCi Directory of Service Providers.

Lean Construction Ireland would like to congratulate Mark Stockil on achieving this award and wish him and his Team every success in the future. To view the full list of LCI Commended Lean Service Providers, or if you would like to submit an application, please visit: http://leanconstructionireland.ie/lci-lean-construction-service-provider-registration-form/

Minister Pat Breen: The LCi Book of Cases

Minister Pat Breen receiving his copy of the LCi Book of Cases in Croke Park.

On Tuesday the 20th of November in Croke Park Dublin Minister Pat Breen was introduced to the Lean Construction Ireland Book of Cases at the inaugural LCi national conference.

The first annual LCi Book of Cases will provide examples from across the Irish Construction sector where organisations and companies, both public and private, have delivered real tangible value and benefits by adopting Lean thinking and practices as part of the project delivery process.

Each Case within the LCi Book describes the project where Lean was adopted, the challenge or opportunity that led to Lean thinking and practice being implemented, and describes how this has resulted in successful outcomes and value for all stakeholders.

This Book will be a hugely valuable resource and reference for the Irish Construction sector providing detailed practical examples of Lean being implemented on capital projects within the sector, highlight those companies and organisations that are adopting Lean, as well as being a reference for individuals within the sector seeking to develop their knowledge and understanding of Lean.

Pictured above: Richard Fitzpatrick (LCi – Chair) & Minister Pat Breen (Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection)

To request a copy of the Lean Construction Ireland Book of Cases please email lynn@boxmedia.ie and a copy will be posted to you at no cost.

LCi Book of Cases 2018

Pictured above: Tom Parlon (CIF), Richard Fitzpatrick (LCi) & Darrin Taylor (WIT)

Monday the 19th of November the Lean Construction Ireland Book of Cases was launch in Dublin at the McCann Fitzgerald building on Sir John Rogersons Quay. The new annual LCi Book of Cases will provide examples from across the Irish Construction sector where organisations and companies, both public and private, have delivered real tangible value and benefits by adopting Lean thinking and practices as part of the project delivery process.

Each Case within the LCi Book describes the project where Lean was adopted, the challenge or opportunity that led to Lean thinking and practice being implemented, and describes how this has resulted in successful outcomes and value for all stakeholders.

This Book will be a hugely valuable resource and reference for the Irish Construction sector providing detailed practical examples of Lean being implemented on capital projects within the sector, highlight those companies and organisations that are adopting Lean, as well as being a reference for individuals within the sector seeking to develop their knowledge and understanding of Lean.

Ardmac Presented Leadership Award

Picture above includes Irene Power (Dell EMC), Minister Pat Breen and Jason Casey Ardmac

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Ardmac, a corporate member of LCi, is the first Irish Construction company to win an award at the Lean Business Ireland Awards hosted at Croke Park on the 04 October 2018

Thursday last (4th October 2018) saw the inaugural Len Business Ireland Awards take place in our National Stadium Croke Park. The excitement and pride from Award winners was intoxicating and even Neil Delamere (Compare) made reference to how difficult it was for the Judges to adjudicate the entries due to the quality and passion of all.

Minister Pat Breen opened and welcomed the 500 people in attendance, pointing out the importance of Lean Management, Leadership & Team Work within Irish companies if Ireland is to be a Global player on the world stage. Congratulating all winners and their Teams for their continuous improvement culture and drive!

Congratulations to Ardmac and their Lean Team for being recognised for “LEADERSHIP” within their sector.

Jason Casey acknowledging his Lean Team within Ardmac
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