Modubuild: Revolutionising Off-Site Manufacturing

Lean Construction Ireland Webinar
Title: Modubuild: Revolutionising Off-Site Manufacturing
Presented By: James Blanchfield – Pre-Contract Director – Modubuild
When: 3.00pm, 28th April 2021.

In this webinar James will speak about the Lean journey & philosophy at Modubuild. He will demonstrate how Modubuild are revolutionising the off-site construction sector by applying contemporary Lean strategy and Modern Methods of Construction. James will expand on what it takes to successfully deliver turnkey OSM projects, through early engagement, collaboration, stakeholder commitment & adopting the correct mindset. Modubuild rapidly deliver modular systems to maximise the value add for their clients.

 

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Rework Hurts People & Projects

Lean Construction Ireland Webinar
Title: Rework Hurts People & Projects
Presented By: John Morrison – Founder & Director – Frontline Coach Pty Ltd
Presented By: David Myers – Senior Associate – Shirley Parsons Project Services
Presented By: Mark Worrall – Managing Director – LC International Ltd
When: 11.00am, 23rd March 2021.

Some key headlines are:
• Workers have 70% greater probability of being injured while attending to rework
• The direct costs of Construction rework eroded the profit margins of a Tier One contractor by 19.4% over a nine year period.
• 39% of H&S incidents occur during rework
The webinar covers:
• Full findings of the research
• Its impact on safety and cost (with case studies)
• Some suggested actions and recommendations
• Best practice QA & Improvement tools
• Quality culture

 

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Did Covid Kill Lean Relaunching your Lean Initiative in 2021

Lean Construction Ireland Webinar
Title: Did Covid Kill Lean? – Relaunching your Lean Initiative in 2021
Presented By: Dan Fauchier from The ReAlignment Group of California & Construction Accelerator(R)
Presented By: Andy Fulton from Construction Accelerator(R)
When: 4.00pm, 23rd February 2021.

Lean initiatives have suffered during Covid: staff layoffs, reductions in training budgets, the need to reestablish supply chains and project interruptions. A vibrant Lean culture can help us be better post-Covid, but how?
Explore new options to build a ground-up Lean culture by creating short repeatable opportunities for key staff and leadership to take the helm and reinvent together. This can be the critical element of your 2021 initiatives.

 

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The Engineers Role in a Collaborative Approach to Lean Design

Lean Construction Ireland Webinar, 27th January 2021 at 3.00pm.
Title: The Engineers Role in a Collaborative Approach to Lean Design
By: Stephen Smalley from Design ID and supported by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE Northern Ireland)
When: 3.00pm, 27th January 2021.

 

A targeted and collaborative approach to carbon reduction. The SDG target dates are ambitious…from now and over the next 10 years are critical in negating the tipping point of our planet. As a practice, Design ID recognise this and have signed up to Structural Engineers Declare, and are committed to making an impact to reduce climate change…as part of this commitment Stephen discusses the SDG’s, how material usage in building projects can be measured, monitored and reduced, and how carbon reduction via lean design can be achieved through a collaborative and targeted approach at the earliest project stage.

 

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6 Ways to Go Lean and Beat the Competition with Construction

The Lean Movement is gaining popularity in the construction world, and with good reason–it’s about cutting out waste and increasing value-added activities. Who wouldn’t want that?

Among a myriad of other benefits, removing waste from the process drives greater profits, reduces risk, improves safety, shortens schedules, and improves relationships. Some types of waste as defined by Lean including: 1) Excess Transportation, 2) Inventory, 3) Unnecessary Motion, 4) Waiting, 5) Overprocessing, 6) Overproduction, 7) Defects and 8) Under-utilized Talent. A previous post covered this topic greater in depth.

In addition to tackling these wastes with typical lean processes such as the Last Planner System, 5S, Value Stream Mapping, etc., how can you leverage technology to reduce waste? Below are six categories of technology that you should be looking at.

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“A Lean Approach for the adoption of the BIM methodology in an organization”

Lean Construction Ireland Webinar, 22nd July 2020 at 3.00pm.
Title: “A Lean Approach for the adoption of the BIM methodology in an organization”
By: Victor Roig Segura from BIMETRIC
When: 3.00pm, 22nd July 2020.

BIM (Building Information Modelling) is a methodology that allows the generation and management of all the information related to a built asset, both buildings and civil works, during its life cycle. The methodology is based on structured databases related to three-dimensional objects, working in a technological environment that facilitates collaboration between all agents involved in the development of built assets.

The different organizations, both public and private, on the one hand, are aware of the benefits that the adoption of this methodology can bring to them in the provision of their services, and on the other hand, they see the proliferation of published mandates by the governments of the different areas, both national and territorial, through which the application of the methodology in the development of new projects and constructions in their management areas is mandatory.

Achieving positive results through the adoption of BIM means that organizations will have to make the transition from document-based processes to a new scenario in which decisions regarding the management and operation of their assets are made on the basis of a global vision of the useful life of each of them, and are supported by integrated databases with true, accurate and reliable information.

To meet these challenges, organizations must define a BIM Action Plan that sets out the objectives and timeframe for the actions to be developed to achieve the implementation of the methodology in their respective strategic areas.
In the session “Lean Approach for the adoption of the BIM methodology in an organization” a working method is presented that facilitates the definition of a BIM action plan, customized for each organization, based on the principles of Lean Building, and structured in 4 stages and 8 workshops.

 

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Lean Construction Ireland is sad to hear of the passing of Greg Howell

Lean Construction Ireland is sad to hear of the passing of Greg Howell.

Greg was co-founder and former President of the Lean Construction Institute in USA and Chairman of LeanProject, a Lean construction consulting firm.

A leading advocate for the adoption of Lean thinking and practices by the construction sector, the ideas and influence Greg brought to helping clients and organisations improve project delivery through Lean design and Lean construction methods will be a legacy which will live on.

The Persuasive Power of the Last Planner® System Metrics

Webinar Title: The Persuasive Power of the Last Planner® System Metrics
Speaker: Maria Ryan Crystal Lean Solutions
Organisation: Crystal Lean Solutions
Date: 3.00pm, 17th June 2020.

The Last Planner® System is a powerful production management system, with 6 key phases to support on time delivery of a project. Projects typically utilise the Pull Plan, 6 Week Look Ahead and Constraints, WWP and Daily Huddle. This presentation explores the LPS Metrics in more detail including Constraints Management metrics and PPC and how they can be utilised to systematically improve both the current and future projects.

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Leadership for Lean Project Delivery

Webinar Title: Leadership for Lean Project Delivery
Speaker: Kevin McHugh
Organisation: Mace Group
Date: 20th May 2020

• Develop partnership model with your client
• Build ownership with team leaders to deliver strategy
• Establish a learning environment & no blame culture
• Collect and share Data to monitor delivery performance (One Plan Approach)
• Use visual aids to present & share information collaboratively
• Integrate digital process
• Use gathered information
• Celebrate success
Take away from the Webinar:
Create a learning environment by
• Visual management to communicate the project status across the project
• Collect information using digital last planner system
• Highlight improvements removing project constraints collaboratively
• Measure production performance and share PPC to improve production planning (celebrate success)
• Identify and share project improvements

 

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Cultural Challenges of LPD

Webinar Title: Cultural Challenges of Implementation of LPD
Speaker: Alan Mossman
Organisation: The Change Business
Date: 29th April 2020

LPD, Lean Project Delivery, is very different from the traditional way of delivering projects. LPD involves a different way of thinking, a different approach to procurement, high levels of collaboration, engaging the team in a way that makes them “advocates for the project”.
Our industry has a choice. Become way, way more efficient so that customers receive the project safely, on-time or sooner, at or below budget, with the full scope — or customers will find others to create the facilities that they need to deliver their business plans, political goals or build, refurbish or alter their homes. It is that simple.
Switching to LPD involves the whole supply chain from customers to painters and landscape gardeners.
Our industry has been in crisis for years. Late delivery, exceeding the customer’s budget, killing and maiming people, poor quality (defects and punch lists), rework that the customer ends up paying for. Construction productivity is lower than it was in the mid-60s. Even before Corvid-19 there was a skill shortage in our industry.
Even though the crisis has been recognised for decades most people in construction appear to be satisfied with how things are. They know nothing else. The way things are, now fits with what they learned as an apprentice, in college and at university; it fits with how things have been throughout their career in construction.
Tinkering at the margins of the way things are done does not work. Partnering has not worked, casual labour has not worked, Critical Path planning has not worked.

Alan Mossman will talk about:
• full-on LPD
• why it involves a system change
• what customers/clients/owners need to do to appreciate the benefits for them – and for the their supply chain
• what LPD-lite involves and how you and your company can work on company and project culture to support it

 

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