The reports below provide a valuable resource for individuals and organisations on the need for change in the construction sector; the case for adopting Lean thinking and practices in construction; and the opportunities for innovation, improvement, growth, and increased productivity and profitability for those individuals and organisations that implement Lean Construction.


Overcoming the Barriers to Lean Construction

With attendance at Lean Construction Ireland events growing steadily, it was great to see over 60 stakeholders from across the construction sector in the Cork region engaging with the topic at the inaugural Lean Breakfasts at the Radisson Hotel, Cork, on Thursday morning the 15th September 2016.


Lean as Ideology

Lean needs to be understood beyond just the narrow sense of tools, techniques, and practices, and rather be viewed as a systemic and holistic approach transcending the boundaries of the shop-floor and looking at the entire organisation along with the management of the company.


Lean in the Public Sector (LIPS)

The Lean in the Public Sector (LIPS) 2016 Conference was held in Helsingor in Denmark on the 13th and 14th of September 2016.

The LIPS Conference focuses on the conditions that apply for public construction, and serves the purpose to spread and advance the implementation of Lean principles and thinking in the construction industry.


Lean Construction Blog

The Lean Construction Blog is a nonprofit, educational blog with a mission to advance and promote Lean Construction around the world. The blog is meant for both the Lean expert and the Lean novice, and is divided into two parts: Educational and Practical. The goal of the Educational part is to share a series of blog-posts for each of the methods applied in Lean Construction such as Last Planner System, Target Value Design, IPD, Choosing by Advantages, and the like – each series will include an introduction to the method, and other posts on what, why, and how. The Practical part contains a series of interviews, case studies, takeaways, and lessons learned from people and companies in the AEC sector applying Lean Construction – this shows how Lean Construction methods are applied, their benefits, challenges, and recommendations for best practices.