Lean Construction Ireland Regional Seminar

Lean Construction Ireland Regional Seminar took place in Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork last Thursday 4th July. There was a great turn out with some excellent presentations and workshops.

Willie Power (DPS) & Darrin Taylor (WIT) published at the IGLC 2019 international conference

Willie Power (DPS) & Darrin Taylor (WIT) were today published at the IGLC 2019 international conference.

The paper title was “Last Planner® System and Planned Percent complete: An examination of individual trade performances.

IGLC 2019

Richard Fitzpatrick Chair for LCi opens IGLC 2019

On the 2nd of July in Croke Park, Dublin Richard Fitzpatrick Chair for Lean Construction Ireland opened Industry Day of the 27th International Group for Lean Construction annual conference.

Ardmac – Our Lean Story so Far

Lean Construction Ireland Webinar
Title: Ardmac – Our Lean Story so Far
By: Fergus Nugent, Technical Manager at Ardmac

An overview of how Ardmac have applied Lean Construction Principles throughout the company. The presentation will focus on how technology has been implemented to support this Lean Transformation.

 

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“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.

 

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