LCI-UK events 2018

Welcome to the website and booking system for the annual LCI-UK events in Birmingham. 

LEAN18, the LCI-UK Lean Training Day and Lean Summit, will be held at the Matthew Boulton College of BMet in Birmingham on Wednesday 31st October and Thursday 1st November this year.

 

Both days will begin with registration and coffee from 8am. 

The College is within easy walking distance of Birmingham New Street Station (20mins) and Moor Street Station (10mins).

LCI-UK Lean Training Day Wednesday 31st October 2018, with morning and afternoon workshops led by industry experts.  The workshops cover a wide range of topics, and are suitable for beginners or the more experienced Lean practitioner.  On the Training Day page there are details for each workshop - you will be prompted to choose workshops during the booking process.  

Pre Summit Dinner Wednesday 31st October 2018, a three course meal with vegetarian options at the Clayton Hotel. The evening will begin with a drinks reception in the conference lounge of the Clayton Hotel at 7pm, followed by dinner at 7.30pm.

LCI-UK Lean Summit Thursday 1st November 2018 - this year, the theme of the Summit is Lean Productivity, from Design to Delivery, and as ever, the Summit will feature an impressive list of keynote speakers, small group and active networking sessions. 

Click here to see a snapshot video of the LCI-UK Summit 2017

A limited number of full time students on a recognised Lean Construction programme of study are eligible for a free place at either the Training Day or the Summit.  If you would like to be considered for one of these places, please email admin@leanconstruction.org.uk with your full name and details of your course.

If you have any questions about these events or require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us at admin@leanconstruction.org.uk

Costs:  Training Day - £185 plus vat/ Summit - £295 plus vat

LCI-UK, CITB, ICE and CIOB members are all eligible for 10% off the cost of the Training Day and the Summit. Please contact us for the correct promotional code.

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The LCI-UK Lean Construction Summit 2018

Lean Productivity - From Design to Delivery

Thursday 1st November 2018

The LCI-UK Summit 2018 “Lean Productivity - From Design to Delivery” will again this year be held at the Matthew Boulton College of BMet on Thursday 1st November.

Exploring the direct connections between the application of Lean and improved productivity at all stages of a construction project, the LCI-UK Summit 2018 will feature a full programme of speakers and interactive small group sessions, and will facilitate opportunities for both structured & informal networking throughout the day.

This year’s keynote speakers will be:

Phil Wilbraham (Expansion Programme Director, Heathrow Airport), Project 13 and Productivity Growth in the Construction Sector

Dr Glenn Ballard (Research Director, Project Production Systems Laboratory, University of California Berkeley), Lean Designing - Learning from the Toyota Product Development System

Sharon Banks (Head of Lean and Continuous Improvement, Highways England), Lean Leadership in support of Productivity

If you have a stake in the future of the UK construction industry you must be there, so book your place NOW!

Detail of the Small Group Sessions and Keynote Speakers can be found on the Summit Brochure here.

 

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LCI-UK is delighted to announce that this year's keynote speakers will be:

Keynote 1: Phil Wilbraham

Expansion Programme Director, Heathrow Airport

Phil joined Heathrow in 2003 and became Expansion Programme Director in 2017 accountable for delivering Heathrow’s third runway along with the infrastructure to support it. Previously, as Development Director, Phil was accountable for all the Capital works at Heathrow. As Eastern Campus Programme Director, Phil was accountable for the delivery of the airport’s new Terminal 2. This £2.5bn programme has provided passengers with a new, ‘state of the art’ terminal.

Before Terminal 2, Phil led the completion of the £4.3bn construction of Terminal 5 and prior to that he led the £350 million Terminal 5 Landside Development Project which included the successful completion of the Twin Rivers Diversion and M25 Spur ahead of programme and under budget.

Phil is also Chairman of the Trustees of the BAA Pension Fund at Heathrow.

Phil was previously Director of Civil Engineering with TPS Consult, where he was involved in private and public sector schemes from feasibility stage through to design, construction and completion. This included working for BAA on Terminal 5 and many other projects at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted, as well as with many other clients.

Phil has also worked both overseas and in the UK as a civil engineer for DHV and Mott MacDonald.

Key dates

2017 – present Expansion Programme Director

2014 – 2016 Development Director

2010 – 2014 Portfolio Director

2008 – 2010 Eastern Campus Programme Director, (T2) Heathrow

2007 – 2008 Head of Construction, Terminal 5, Heathrow

2003 – 2007 Project Leader, BAA

1995 – 2003 Director of Civil Engineering and Associate Director, TPS Consult

1993 – 1995 Principal Civil Engineer, DHV (UK) Ltd

1983 – 1993 Project Engineer, Mott MacDonald (incorporating Husband and Co)

Other memberships

Member, Institution of Civil Engineers

Member, Institution of Highways and Transportation

 

Keynote 2: Dr Glenn Ballard 

Research Director, Project Production Systems Laboratory, University of California Berkeley 

Glenn began his construction career in 1976 as a pipefitter’s helper, working for Brown & Root on oil refineries and chemical plants in Houston, Texas. He became an area engineer on a propylene project in 1978 and was named Manager of Productivity Improvement for Brown & Root’s construction division responsible for forest products projects in 1980. He managed productivity engineers on multiple projects across the country, and the division’s productivity improved by 10% in his first year in that job.

In 1982, Glenn was hired by Bechtel Petroleum to manage a productivity improvement program at Chevron’s Richmond Lube Oil Project near San Francisco. That project improved productivity by 15%. He then was moved into the home office in San Francisco to work with both design and construction of Bechtel Petroleum projects, and as an internal management consultant with other Bechtel companies.

In 1986, Glenn left Bechtel and started Ballard Management Services, which specialized in saving bad projects through quality and productivity improvement. That proved very successful until 1995, when he and his colleague, Greg Howell, realized that they were at risk of having repeat customers because they didn’t understand how to help their customers manage projects like they did. That pushed them into fundamental research, not just what could be learned by observing, but also what could be learned by doing. The vehicle for learning through practice was the Lean Construction Institute (LCI), which they formed in the United States in 1997.

Glenn’s first encounter with Lean came through Lauri Koskela, whom he met when Lauri was at Stanford as a visiting scholar in 1991-2. Together with Luis Alarcon, the three of them formed the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC) in 1993. IGLC and LCI are organizational embodiments of the dialectic between theory and practice.

In 2000, Glenn received his PhD degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Birmingham (UK). His dissertation was on the Last Planner System. While working as a consultant on the design phase of a forest products project in 1991, Glenn discovered that workflow reliability was chronically low, and came to understand that unreliable work release discourages planning and preparation, and so was a fundamental cause of poor project performance. In the 9 years before the PhD was awarded, he and Greg Howell developed and tested different functions for production planning and control on their consulting projects: weekly work planning, lookahead planning, phase planning and learning from breakdowns.

Glenn taught graduate seminars on lean construction at Berkeley from 1989 through 2011, then went on to form and manage two more organizations with Iris Tommelein. The Project Production Systems Laboratory (P2SL) was created in 2005 to explore and develop principles and methods for managing all forms of project production, including not only construction, but also new product development, air and sea shipbuilding, software engineering, and performing arts productions. In 2007 Iris and Glenn launched Lean in the Public Sector (LIPS), an initiative to apply lean in government and in all the functions governments perform, including healthcare, education, transportation and construction.

 

Keynote 3: Sharon Banks

Head of Lean and Continuous Improvement, Highways England

Sharon has had a career with the British Government spanning nearly 40 years. She has extensive experience in both Programme and Operational Management, having managed diverse teams ranging from small specialisms to wide national delivery with responsibility for over 3000 people.

Having been trained by Toyota Sensai in the Lean approach Sharon spent the last 15 years developing and implementing Lean Strategies across Government. She has helped a variety of areas to meet the stringent demands of Government policy, most notably Department for Work and Pensions, where Sharon was instrumental in enabling them in reducing the workforce by 20,000 whilst at the same time increasing productivity by over 10%.

Sharon’s last 4 years have been spent deploying Lean within the construction industry at Highways England. As a newly formed Government Company Highways England has a huge challenge in meeting the increased demand for efficient infrastructure. It is also developing its future business model to respond to the Digital world around us. As Head of Lean Sharon believes the construction industry is on the brink of a revolution and she believes Lean is the enabler that will provide the firm foundation on which this bright new future can be built.    

The LCI-UK Pre-Summit Dinner 2018

Wednesday 31st October 2018

The LCI-UK Pre-Summit Dinner 2018 will take place at the Clayton Hotel Birmingham on Wednesday 31st October.

The Pre-Summit Dinner has always been an important part of the annual event, and is a great opportunity to network with some of the major players and most innovative thinkers in the UK construction industry.

Featuring an after-dinner speech by Dr Glenn Ballard, “Lean Leadership - Creating and Sustaining a Lean Culture”, the Pre-Summit Dinner this year will be held at the Clayton Hotel Birmingham, Albert Street, Birmingham B5 5JE, directly opposite the Matthew Boulton College of BMet, where the Summit is to be held.

The menu is as follows, and costs just £55 plus VAT (£66) per person, or £550 plus VAT (£660) for a table of ten:

Starters: Tuscan bean soup, basil and pine pesto and parmesan shavings or Terrine of ham hock, pineapple chilli jam and dressed salad

Main courses: Confit chicken leg, braised puy lentils, root vegetables and chicken jus or Open tart of slow cooked onions, goat’s cheese and black olives. served with mixed leaves and herbs

Dessert: Classic Lemon Tart, Raspberry Crème Fraiche, Crisp Meringue (v) Sticky Toffee Pudding Butterscotch Sauce, Vanilla Ice cream (v)

Both menus are followed by coffee & mints and served with a choice of wines: The Gourmet Shiraz, South Australia  Blackstone Winemaker’s Select Chardonnay, Monterey County, USA

Full details are available here.

 

 

 

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The LCI-UK Lean Construction Training Day 2018

Developing Lean Expertise

Wednesday 31st October 2018

The LCI-UK Training Day on 31st October 2018 will be a day of intensive workshops designed to increase your knowledge and experience of implementing Lean in Construction.

This year, the theme of the Summit is Lean Productivity and for the first time, we will be directly linking the theme and content of the Training Day to that of the Summit.

The Training Day workshops will be facilitated by a team of Lean practitioners and experts who will share their many years of experience of deploying Lean in Construction, as well as other industries.

For people who already have some understanding and experience of Lean and would like to increase their knowledge and understanding there are a wide range of practitioner workshops that will focus on specific aspects of Lean Construction for delegates to choose from.

The emphasis in the practitioner workshops will be on the practical application of Lean and how it can be used to drive productivity improvements. Each of our expert facilitators will share case studies and examples from the field. The workshops are highly interactive and will focus on equipping you with tools and techniques as well as tips, ideas and advice for introducing or implementing Lean more effectively in your organisation and across your supply chain.

If you are a Lean novice we recommend that you select one of the ‘Introduction to Lean in Construction’ workshops.

In addition, this year we will be running a Doctoral Workshop in which PhD students will present original research to a review board from both academia and industry.

The panel for the workshop will comprise Professor Glenn Ballard, Professor Lauri Koskela and Professor Christine Pasquire along with invited industry experts. The workshop will also be open to interested Training Day attendees who will be able to join the audience guaranteeing stimulating and informative debate grounded in the reality of practice.

The day will also feature a not-to-be-missed lecture, “All you need to know about the theory of lean in 30 minutes” by Lauri Koskela, Professor of Construction and Project Management at the University of Huddersfield.

We look forward to welcoming you to a day of learning, networking and new perspectives, so book your place NOW!

Descriptions, information on learning outcomes and biographies of the facilitators are in the Training Day brochure which you can download here.

 

 

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TRAINING DAY WORKSHOPS - MORNING

A practical guide to deploying Collaborative Planning and Production Control -  Keith Bennett and Arran McDonald (Bourton Group)

This workshop is designed to demonstrate how the principles of Lean can be applied to both the planning and delivery of construction schemes and projects and the practical steps needed to fully deploy the approach across a programme of works or a complete organisation.

The workshop uses an interactive simulation exercise approach to demonstrate how Collaborative Planning can be used to help with more robust planning and how Production Control techniques can be used to ensure delivery of the plan.

Who is the workshop for? The workshop is suitable for delegates who have had a basic introduction to Lean but with little experience of Collaborative Planning and Production Control techniques

Which area of the industry will the workshop focus on? The tools, techniques and methods demonstrated can be applied to any construction environment or industry. The programme will focus on application through construction phases though Design phase use of the approach will be discussed

What will participants on the workshop learn?

  • How to apply Collaborative Planning methods onto construction schemes and projects and an understanding of common mistakes made during implementation
  • How reinforce the use of Collaborative Planning through adoption of robust Production Control disciplines
  • A range of simple tools and techniques that will help build and sustain a Lean culture across schemes and projects

 

Innovative Approaches to Problem Solving - Andy Fielding (Costain), Alan Mason and Neal Symmons (Highways England)

This workshop is an introduction to the common techniques used in lean problem solving and their structure, along with discussion about the advantages and disadvantages.

The workshop will lead into the innovative methods of problem solving and how these can be applied to bring about more solutions which the common techniques do not.

Who is the workshop for? Anyone who is looking for new innovative approaches to problem solving.

Which area of industry will the workshop focus on? Highways mainly and other sectors will be referred to

What will participants on the workshop learn? Introduction to the various lean problem solving techniques and how they work. In addition, the participants will learn to understand how to use the innovative techniques, breaking the functional fixedness mindset to bring about innovative solutions.

 

Introduction to Lean in Construction:  Lean Techniques – an introduction - Stephen Greenhalgh and Victoria Shaw (Highways England)

This workshop is an introduction to Lean techniques and how they can be applied in the construction industry.

Who is the workshop for? Beginners

What will participants on the workshop learn:

  • What Lean is
  • How Lean can be used in the construction industry
  • A practical experience of using some of the tools

 

The Improvement Kata - David Binnerts (Shell)

Many organizations have tried or are trying to get lasting bottom line results by applying Lean principles, whether in manufacturing, services or in construction. Yet, despite some really powerful improvements in performance, few have been as successful as Toyota and hardly anyone has been able to consistently replicate their culture of continuous improvement. Why is that? Which of the tools are they overlooking? What are they missing? How do you get everyone to be constantly engaged in continuous improvement?

The answer to that is the Improvement Kata: a simple routine that keeps everyone engaged in improvement, all the time.

On completion of this workshop, you will understand the background to some of the psychological and managerial principles of this Improvement Kata and why they work so well. You’ll also have learned how to lead Improvement Kata sessions with your team, making use of the 5 questions and the Improvement Kata A3. In addition, you will be aware of some of the pitfalls and how to overcome them. And, you’ll get to know a number of colleagues who, just like you, enjoy being engaged in Lean or continuous improvement in the construction industry. The training contains information, practical exercises and group discussions of real life cases. This training has been developed by the facilitator and has been deployed within Shell within many different teams, with some astonishing results.

Who is the workshop for?  People with a good understanding of Lean & Agile

Which area of industry will the workshop focus on?  This workshop is for all project managers who wish to establish a culture of continuous improvement within their teams, regardless of the industry you work in

What will participants on the workshop learn?

  • Why the Improvement Kata is so good
  • How to make it work in projects
  • What it actually is

 

Taking a strategic approach to Lean development - Mike Atkins (WSP), Richard John (WSP) & Adrian Wookey (ECITB)

This workshop provides an overview of a strategic approach for Lean deployment, to enable establishment of the continuous improvement culture required to drive better productivity in construction.

It can be tempting to deploy specific Lean tools and a few practitioners to drive improvements but these alone will not establish continuous improvement within your organisation and may result in time limited, unsustainable improvements.  Successful continuous improvement relies on embedding Lean into the DNA of design & construction organisations by targeting outcomes aligned to strategic drivers and building a resilient organisational environment focussed on the right behaviours.

 The standardised approach to deploying Lean continuous improvement outlined in this workshop is aligned with BS ISO 18404:2015 and a set of related training standards due to be published by ECITB later this year.

 Who is the workshop for?Those seeking to understand the importance of an organisation wide approach to Lean to enable the successful development of a culture of continuous improvement.

Which area of the industry will the work shop focus on?It is relevant to all areas of the industry but is presented in the context of an infrastructure organisation.

What will participants on the workshop learn?

  • Why the strategy or an organisation or project should drive Lean development.
  • How to create an environment within an organisation that will drive improvement.
  • Where responsibilities and accountabilities for Lean development should be to enable success.

 

Doctoral Workshop on the challenges of improving productivity in the UK Construction Industry

A PhD workshop supported by ARCOM (Association of Researchers in Construction Management www.arcom.ac.uk) will run in parallel to the LCI UK training day. Up to 8 PhD students will present their research topics for discussion by an expert Lean Construction Research panel comprising Professor Lauri Koskela, Professor Glenn Ballard and Professor Christine Pasquire. Training day delegates can opt to observe one or more of the two sessions (maximum of 5 delegates per session only).

The work presented will represent the leading edge of Lean Construction research in the UK and is only suitable for expert or advance lean practitioners. A list of presentation will be available on the LCI UK website the week before the summit.

 

TRAINING DAY WORKSHOPS – AFTERNOON

Innovative Approaches to Problem Solving - Andy Fielding (Costain), Alan Mason and Neal Symmons (Highways England)

This workshop is an introduction to the common techniques used in lean problem solving and their structure, along with discussion about the advantages and disadvantages.

The workshop will lead into the innovative methods of problem solving and how these can be applied to bring about more solutions which the common techniques do not.

Who is the workshop for? Anyone who is looking for new innovative approaches to problem solving.

Which area of industry will the workshop focus on? Highways mainly and other sectors will be referred to

What will participants on the workshop learn? Introduction to the various lean problem solving techniques and how they work. In addition, the participants will learn to understand how to use the innovative techniques, breaking the functional fixedness mindset to bring about innovative solutions.

 

Introduction to Lean in Construction:  Lean Techniques – an introduction - Stephen Greenhalgh and Victoria Shaw (Highways England)

This workshop is an introduction to Lean techniques and how they can be applied in the construction industry.

Who is the workshop for? Beginners

What will participants on the workshop learn:

  • What Lean is
  • How Lean can be used in the construction industry
  • A practical experience of using some of the tools

 

An introduction to lean tools via the CITB Lean Construction Development Pathway - James Marsh (Lean Construction International)

This workshop provides an overview of the CITB Lean Construction Development Pathway, an introduction to key Lean construction techniques & will illustrate how lean has been deployed successfully at the Greenwich Peninsula Upper Riverside, including a case study example.

Who is the workshop for? This workshop is suitable for those who are Lean novices and also those who would like to learn more about developing their people to conduct and facilitate their own lean improvement projects for their organisation.

What will the participants learn?

  • Delegates will learn about the Lean Construction School, the development pathway and how it can help to improve construction companies and their sub-contractors
  • From an interactive Lean game delegates will be able to see the benefits of Lean Deployment resulting in a range of improvements
  • The Lean case study at Greenwich Peninsula Upper Riverside Project will demonstrate how Lean can be deployed successfully in the construction sector

 

Delivering Design through Lean Thinking – Steve Clark (Turner & Townsend Suiko)

More often than not when Lean is discussed in the construction industry it is relating to the build phase. However, Lean Thinking Principles will deliver significant benefits in the Preconstruction and Design phase of a project by focusing on reducing the overall timeline.

This workshop will discuss some of the basic Lean Principles, give you examples of how it can be deployed and challenge you to think how you can adapt them in your own organisation.

The training contains information, practical exercises and group sharing discussions.

Who is the workshop for? The workshop is for people with little Lean experience

Which areas of industry will the workshop focus on?  It will broadly cover the industry but focusing in on the Preconstruction and Design phase of the project.

What will the participants on the workshop learn?

  • A few basic Lean Principles
  • Lessons on how Lean can be deployed
  • Ideas on how delegates can adopt these Lean Principles in their own organisations.

 

Doctoral Workshop on the challenges of improving productivity in the UK Construction Industry

A PhD workshop supported by ARCOM (Association of Researchers in Construction Management www.arcom.ac.uk) will run in parallel to the LCI UK training day. Up to 8 PhD students will present their research topics for discussion by an expert Lean Construction Research panel comprising Professor Lauri Koskela, Professor Glenn Ballard and Professor Christine Pasquire. Training day delegates can opt to observe one or more of the two sessions (maximum of 5 delegates per session only).

The work presented will represent the leading edge of Lean Construction research in the UK and is only suitable for expert or advance lean practitioners. A list of presentation will be available on the LCI UK website the week before the summit.