RAISING AWARENESS OF LEAN CONSTRUCTION WITH CORK ENGAGEMENT SEMINAR


The Construction Industry Federation and Lean Construction Ireland through its South West Branch (The Southwest Lean Forum (SWLF)) recently held a regional engagement seminar 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, Felipe Engineer-Manriquez, spoke at the event giving examples of how McCarthy’s 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.

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.

Denise Maguire
Editor 
Irish Construction Industry Magazine