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Introduction to Lean Construction, online

  • Webinar
  • Online
  • 12 May 2021
  • 17:30 - 19:00
Introduction to Lean Construction, online

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Lean production was pioneered by Toyota after World War II. Lean construction, inspired by lean production, developed as a system of ideas and ideologies that shape the way a project is handled and in turn helps the final product and the bottom line.

We will introduce and explain the basic principles and ideas on which lean construction is based. We will demonstrate how a lean approach can help to address many of the challenges we face as an industry, to improve quality and productivity and reduce our impact on the environment. We will share our own personal experiences of using lean to drive improvement on our construction projects.


Grant Findlay, BSc, C.Eng, MICE MCIHT

Grant Findlay

Grant Findlay is on the Board of the Lean Construction Institute UK (LCIUK). He is a Chartered Civil Engineer with 30 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry. He is Group Director of Strategy and Innovation for Sir Robert McAlpine.
He has held project and business leadership positions, in consultancy, client side and in main contracting. He has a proven track record for delivering significant national and international projects and programmes of work. This included the design and construction of the Media and Broadcast facilities for London 2012, where he championed collaborative productivity improvement using lean construction approaches.
Grant is also a Trustee of The Career Colleges Trust, a board director of the UK Business Council for Sustainable Development, and a founding director of The Construction Data Trust.

Dr Rosie Hughes

Associate Director Innovation & Continuous Improvement, EMEA, AECOM

Rosie Hughes

Rosie Hughes is on the Board of the Lean Construction Institute UK (LCIUK). Rosie is driven by a fascination with how people move around; with how Infrastructure shapes lives in its development, delivery, and everyday use. She has developed a diverse practice base from understanding and engaging people and projects in infrastructure contexts; including using Lean, Collaborative Working and Innovation methods. As a social scientist, with a PhD in road use practices, her people-focused expertise in Practice Theory enables her to challenge industry approach to infrastructure delivery. Rosie is an emerging industry voice for the power of Lean, having proven her capability in high-profile projects to deliver value add people and commercial benefits.

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United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Rose Creasey

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