The 5S’s deliver more value with less waste

Webinar Title: The 5S’s – deliver more value with less waste
Speaker: Denis Soward
Organisation: Quality Support Services
Date: 30th October 2019

Everywhere in construction, workers are constantly doing treasuring hunting. They are looking for tools, material, information, etc. What they are not doing,while looking, is value added work.

The 5S’s is a simple Lean tool that minimizes treasure hunts, allowing more time to deliver value. This webinar will share keen insights, project examples, best practices and visual ideas for starting and sustaining the 5S’s in your shop, office and on the job sites.


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Quality Matters

Webinar Title: Quality Matters
Speaker: Paul Nash
Organisation: Paul Nash Consultancy
Date: 25th September 2019


It is estimated that poor quality is costing the construction industry annually more than the combined profits of the companies in the industry andresearch by Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) suggested that quality management could save the industry between £7bn and £12bn.

The events that have focused attention on the failure of the construction industry to consistently deliver the required levels of quality in the buildings that we create are well known, but the underlying causes of these failures is something that we are only now beginning to understand.

The Chartered Institute of Building [CIOB] has been investigating the issue of quality in the construction industry and what needs to be done to improve it.

Paul Nash MSc FCIOB, Past President and Chair of the CIOB’s Construction Quality Commission, will share the findings of that investigation and talk about the steps that the CIOB is taking to promote best practice and raise standards of quality management in the construction industry.

Paul is also a member of the Industry Safety Strategy Group chaired by Dame Judith Hackitt that is providing strategic oversight of the Government’s Building Safety Programme following the Grenfell Tower fire and will talk about the recommendations of the ‘Building a Safer Future’ report and what it means for our industry.

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Webinar Title: LEAN BIM (Building Information Modelling)
Speaker: Ralph Montague
Organisation: ArcDox BIM Consultants
Date: 28th August 2019

This is a follow-on webinar to the previous LCI “Introduction to BIM & Lean” webinar – we recommend that attendees first review this, if they need an introduction to BIM.

Good Information (timely, accurate, relevant) is critical to Lean Construction, and BIM (Building Information Modelling) helps to provide “good information”. But, there is a difficult, and wasteful, way to do BIM, and an easier, less wasteful, or LEAN way, to deliver BIM. This webinar will look at the incentives and principles, to approach BIM in a LEAN way, to deliver better outcomes and more value for projects.
Ralph Montague, is an architect, and director at ArcDox, Ireland’s leading BIM consultancy practice.

For over 10 years, ArcDox have provided advisory, production, training and support services to projects, companies and individuals, to enable and support BIM. Ralph Montague has served on the National BIM Council of Ireland, the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) BIM Committee, the Architects Council of Europe (ACE) BIM Working Group, and is a current board member of the Construction IT Alliance (CITA).

He is also the current chair of the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) Technical Mirror Committee for BIM, and a part-time lecturer on the Trinity College Dublin post-graduate diploma in project management.

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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

Ardmac – Our Lean Story so Far

Webinar Title: Ardmac – Our Lean Story so Far
Speaker: Fergus Nugent
Organisation: Ardmac
Date: 20th June 2019

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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ISO 18404 as a Lean Construction Transformation Model

Webinar Title:  ISO 18404 as a Lean Construction Transformation Model
Speaker:  Steve Ward & Simon Caklais
Organisation:  WSP Continuous Improvement Services & Gilbert and Goode
Date:  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.

Who is Watching the Quality

Webinar Title: Is anyone looking after the quality?
Speaker: Prof John Cole CBE RIBA
Organisation: Institution of Civil Engineers
Date: 25th October 2018

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:

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