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

“Why is the ROI from Lean Construction Training so Compelling?”

Lean Construction Ireland Webinar

Title: “Why is the ROI from Lean Construction Training so Compelling?”

Presented by: Joe O’Callaghan

From: Leading Edge Group

When: 3.00pm, August 2018.

See Powerpoint Slides for this event: Click Here

LCi – Embracing Lean Thinking

Ireland’s Construction Sector embracing Lean Thinking through Lean Construction Ireland (LCi)

With over 1,600 members and an ambitious 3-year development plan, Lean Construction Ireland (LCi) have recently made the decision to incorporate and have now appointed a Board of Directors. This initiative, to incorporate, will allow the Directors to concentrate on growing the association and the development of lean principles within the Irish construction sector through new relationships and strategic partnerships with the public/private and academic sectors.

With increasing regulation, international competition and a push on improving efficiencies to reduce project costs, delays and quality issues; many successful Irish companies in the Architectural, Engineering and Construction (AEC) sector are utilising tools and techniques developed in other highly productive sectors such as the manufacturing and services. These companies improve efficiencies and ultimately become more competitive by consistently delivering projects better and faster through effective teamwork, collaboration and the use of lean thinking.

Apart from implementing digital technologies such as Building Information Modelling (BIM) and associated data management, companies are also looking at optimising their entire supply chain through the use of lean tools and the creation of a lean culture within their organisations. These new structures utilise various lean tools such as 5S, Value Stream Mapping and Last Planner to reduce the 8 known wastes such as defects, overproduction, waiting, non-utilised talent, transportation, inventory, motion and extra processing.

The LCi Board of Directors has been established to ensure all key sectors and influencers are involved and working groups have been established to manage the important elements of Lean in Contracts, Training/Education, Media & Communications and Product/Services enhancement.

The following are recently nominated Board of Directors for LCi:

No. Name Board Position Company
1 Richard Fitzpatrick Chairperson / Director NPHDB
2 John French Vice-Chairperson / Director Intel
3 Kevin White Company Treasurer / Director Jones Engineering
4 Angelyn Rowan Company Secretary / Director Eversheds-Sutherland
6 Joe O’Sullivan Director / Board Member Sisk
7 Gary Widger Director / Board Member Mercury Engineering
8 Trevor McSharry Director / Board Member IT Sligo
9 Elizabeth Wheeler Director / Board Member Henchion-Reuter
10 Richard Casey Director / Board Member DPS Engineering
11 Jason Casey Director / Board Member Ardmac
12 Derek Sinnott Director / Board Member Waterford IT
13 Avril Behan Director / Board Member Dublin IT
14 Denis Leonard Director / Board Member GRAHAM Construction
15 Niall Stone Director / Board Member Designer Group
16 Perry Haughton Director / Board Member BAM

The depth and breadth of knowledge within the association is second to none and with a vision to delivering projects better, faster and together – anyone working within the Irish construction sector will certainly benefit from becoming a member and having the opportunity to regularly network with some of the leaders of home building, commercial construction and public-sector projects.

Richard Fitzpatrick (LCi Chair) says; “Activity within the Irish construction sector has now risen continuously for the past 4 ½ years and this is an extremely exciting time for the industry. With growth projected to continue, the LCi is best placed to assist construction companies (large & small) and their clients to develop a lean management culture throughout their organisations and projects.”

Lean Construction Ireland, and its Directors, are tasked with promoting the application of lean thinking and practices within the Irish AEC industry and to continue to assist companies achieve value added construction projects. Their ambition is to challenge the status quo of current project thinking and delivery methods and advance the business case for lean construction knowledge & skills.

LCi encourages all stakeholders within the construction sector to visit their website for further information about lean, how to get started, service providers etc. There are some excellent resources such as case studies and webinars which are constantly being added to. worth checking out : boulder architecture firms

Lean Construction – Why should I start and Where can I get help

Pictured (From Left): Darrin Taylor (WIT), Richard Casey (DPS Engineering), Sean Downey (CIF) & Perry Haughton (BAM Ireland)

This evening 24th April in the Tullamore Court Hotel – Lean Construction Ireland (LCi) & the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) Midlands Region were delighted to bring the regional a collaborative engagement evening which was attended by construction companies from the Midlands.

The theme of the event was: “Lean Construction and The Champion– Why should I start and Where can I get help?” and contribution panel included:

Gillian Murtagh (Shay Murtagh & CIF Midlands Chairperson); Justin Molloy (CIF Regional Director Midlands); Perry Haughton (BAM & Board Member of LCi ); Richard Casey (DPS ATG & Board Member of LCi); Senan O Riain (IDA Ireland ); Michael Devaney (Enterprise Ireland); Jolene Hall (Laois Offaly Education & Training Board); Andy Brophy (Lean 2 Innovative Thinking); Darrin Taylor (WIT & LCi & Lean Business Ireland).

For further information visit: www.leanconstructionireland.ie

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