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Lean Construction

Learn how to use lean construction practices to reduce the time, effort and costs required to complete a project.
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Learn how to use lean construction practices to reduce the time, effort and costs required to complete a project.

Lean organisations use tools, performance metrics and management strategies to improve productivity, customer satisfaction and eliminate waste. The adoption of lean practices in construction projects can improve labour productivity both in design offices and in the field by more than 20 per cent.

In this one-day introductory course, you'll learn how a lean management approach can improve project elements, including:

  • customer relationships
  • efficiency
  • capacity to innovate
  • collaboration across the supply chain.

You'll learn tools and practices developed from research on world-leading organisations that have successfully adopted lean thinking. After completing this course, you'll be able to apply these tools and practices to your own workplace.

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8 hours

We can customise this course for groups of six or more.

You choose the time, place, duration and format.

Find out how we can help you and your team by clicking on the button below to request a quote or calling us directly on +61 3 9321 1700.

Face to Face
Online - Live
Online - On Demand
Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes

  • The benefits of lean thinking and leadership in construction
  • Best-practice lean construction tools
  • How to optimise supply-chain outcomes
  • How to identify and eliminate waste
  • Management practices to improve team decision-making and communication
Is this course for you?

Is this course for you?

This course suits:

  • site managers
  • senior construction supervisors
  • design discipline leaders
  • senior line managers in construction and design organisations

It also suits project, construction and design managers who can change how projects are approached and managed.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Topics we'll cover

Topics we'll cover

  • Introduction to lean thinking in construction and the role of lean leadership
  • Benefits realised by world-leading lean organisations
  • Overview of lean tools and practices that create the most benefit in construction settings
  • Introduction to Last PlannerĀ® System for stabilising workflow and closing the feedback loop
  • Strategies for optimising supply chain outcomes
  • Defining waste and learning to see and eliminate it
  • Developing and leveraging effective performance frameworks
  • Visual management practices to improve communication, build team decision making and focus the team on continuous improvement
  • Improving design effectiveness and constructability using virtual and physical prototyping
  • Target value design
Towards chartered

Towards chartered

This training course builds skills and knowledge in the following Engineers Australia Chartered status competencies*:

4. Develop safe and sustainable solutions
5. Engage with the relevant community and stakeholders
6. Identify, assess and manage risks
8. Communication
9. Performance

Learn more about Chartered Status.

*Completing this course does not automatically guarantee a competency, it provides participants with the underpinning knowledge required to develop specific Chartered competencies.

Marton Marosszeky
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