Webinar: Lean Construction: Responding to the Productivity Challenge faced by the Construction Industry

Date: Thursday, 16 May 2019
Location: Online, 1:00pm AEST
Organiser: Austroads
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This webinar will give you an overview of the Lean approach to construction project delivery.

Lean/Integrated Project Delivery is a response to customer and supply chain dissatisfaction with the results in the design and construction industry. Lean methods seek to develop and manage a project through relationships, shared knowledge and common goals. Traditional silos of knowledge, work and effort are broken down and reorganised to achieve better overall project outcomes rather than to benefit individual participants. The results are significant improvements in schedule with dramatically reduced waste, particularly on complex and/or uncertain projects and programs of work.

Productivity in construction has decreased, while the efficiency in all other industries has doubled or more since the 1960s. Currently, 70% of projects worldwide are over budget and delivered late while the industry still sees about 800 deaths and thousands of injuries per year.

In the US and in Europe the adoption of lean tools and processes have led to improved project performance including improved client value, increased productivity (leading to time and cost savings), as well as better quality and safety.

When coupled with the use of collaborative contracts, studies have shown that savings of up to 30% can be achieved against standard forms of delivery.

In this webinar, you’ll learn about

  • lean principles, practices and techniques
  • key differences of traditional and lean construction
  • case studies demonstrating the outcomes that can be achieved
  • the current state of lean construction in Australia.

Join in a live Q&A with our presenter to have your questions answered.

Presented by Christina Levinson

Christina is a Managing Partner at the Lean Construction Advisory Group (LCAG) and has over fifteen years’ experience as a consultant in the field of LEAN and Organisational Development as a successful advisor, trainer, and facilitator. Since 2008 this experience has also included extensive collaborative contracting facilitation, coaching and advice.

Christina is also the Chair of the Queensland Chapter of the Lean Construction Institute Australasia (LCIA) and holds a position on the National Board.

No charge but registration is essential.

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