Raising Awareness of Lean Construction with Cork Engagement Seminar

The Construction Industry Federation & Lean Construction Ireland through its South West Branch (The Southwest Lean Forum (SWLF)) held a regional engagement seminar on the 4th of July in the Rochestown Park Hotel, Douglas , Cork.

The seminar was entitled “Cost Avoidance and Margin Increase” . Internationally renowned Lean Expert with McCarthy Building Companies’ USA (turnover $3.7bn) Felipe Engineer-Manriquez spoke at the event giving examples of how McCarthys have used Lean Construction Practices to double team productivity throughout the Company. Felipe is a committed Lean Practitioner with over a decade of direct experience implementing Lean on a variety of construction projects and is an active member of the Global Lean Construction Institute and is a Jeff Sutherland Certified ScrumMaster.

There was also a hands on practical group training session for attendees run by Crystal Lean Solutions using Villego Last Planner Training. Attendees were shown how the Last Planner System (LPS) can be used to help deliver projects on-time and on budget. The LPS focuses on the creation of predictable and reliable workflow in construction planning and execution. By focusing on the removing of constraints attendees were shown how the LPS can help to deliver a project on time, with improved quality, and delivering your margin.

Dr. Joe Harrington, Head of School of Building & Civil Engineering at Cork Institute of Technology stated he was delighted to be involved as part of the Local Organising Committee of Lean Construction Ireland for the 2nd Lean Construction Southern Region Event.

“This event builds on a series of previous Lean Construction events held in the Cork Region raising awareness within the construction sector across the region regarding the importance and relevance of Lean Construction. We are delighted to have Felipe Engineer Manrique, an international expert in Lean Construction, share his experiences with us. The practical training session on the Villego®  Last Planner Training  hosted by Crystal Lean Solutions has proved very successful providing for a fun and thought provoking session.”

Aidan Mangan, Chairman of the CIF Cork Branch outlined “I am delighted to be involved in the Lean Construction, Regional Engagement Seminar “Cost Avoidance and Margin Increase” We at the CIF are continually supporting Lean Construction Ireland and the associated stakeholders to ensure that Irelands Construction Companies are to the fore of emerging technologies. Embracing such technologies as BIM and Lean Construction promotes confidence to indigenous and FDI companies who wish to invest in Ireland and establish state of the art Offices, Manufacturing and Research Facilities in Ireland.”

Heather Humphreys, TD Minister for Business, Enterprise, and Innovation will open the LCi National Conference 2019

On the 3rd October Ireland Will Play Host To One of the Largest European Construction events – Lean Construction Ireland National Conference 2019. Opening the event is Heather Humphreys, TD – Minister for Business, Enterprise, and Innovation.

The theme of the event is “ Lean Innovation – Inspiring our Future in Construction “. The aim of the event is to gather experts in the field of lean construction to both inspire, and challenge the industry to implement lean practices on their projects. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from others 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.


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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.

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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

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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“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

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.

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