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Lean Construction Fundamentals

Work smarter, save money and deliver better project outcomes sooner through a common-sense approach to construction.
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Work smarter, save money and deliver better project outcomes sooner through a common-sense approach to construction.

With costs rising, supply chains under stress and intense competition, the construction sector is under pressure manage project costs, promote sustainability and improve project outcomes.

Across sectors, lean organisations are outperforming their competitors. This thinking brings an enormous opportunity for the construction industry, especially for fast adaptors.

This course, delivered by an experienced engineer and expert in lean thinking, explains how construction businesses can use a lean approach to maximise value for the customer, eliminate waste and create a reliable workflow — a pathway to becoming more innovative and profitable.

Through interactive and on-demand online content and video material featuring real-world examples, you’ll:

  • understand the enormous impact of lean thinking
  • recognise what leading companies have achieved with lean practices
  • better understand the nature of problems and how to develop effective lean solutions
  • identify a conceptual framework to set your organisation on a path of continuous improvement.

This self-paced course is divided into eight modules. It takes approximately eight hours to complete.

By the end of the course you’ll understand how to create stability through robust processes and drive continuous improvement using evidence-based data. You’ll know how to build vitalised and agile supply chains by harnessing the problem-solving potential of everyone in the supply chain.

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8 hours, self-paced
Location & dates

1 January - 31 December

Additional Information

Once you register, you will be provided with access to the EEA Online platform to start this course.

We can arrange bulk registration packages for corporate clients.

This includes the option to set up an access code for your organisation, allowing your team to register for courses on demand, avoiding the need to request individual Purchase Orders.

We can also customise this course to align to your business objectives or L&D needs.

Find out how we can help you and your team by completing an enquiry form or calling us on +61 3 9321 1700.

Learning outcomes
  • Describe the concepts of ‘lean’ and ‘waste’
  • Describe the essential attributes of lean tools
  • Identify problem types and types of solutions
  • Explain the principles and benefits of the Last Planner System®
  • Develop basic performance metrics that support lean implementation
Is this course for you?

Is this course for you?

This course is relevant to anyone involved in construction, particularly leadership. Ideally you would have five years’ experience in design or construction.

Roles include:

  • practicing to experienced engineers
  • design and project professionals
  • allied construction-related roles.

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Topics we’ll cover

Topics we’ll cover

  • The lean operations strategy
  • The reliability paradox — understanding the cost of waste
  • Complex sociotechnical systems view of organisations
  • Lean as problem-solving
  • Overview of tools used by lean organisations
  • Understanding the Last Planner System®
  • Performance Management, information centres and A3s as drivers of focus
  • Kickstarting deeper collaboration with pre-start
Marton Marosszeky
How you'll learn

This course is delivered through EEA Online, our digital learning platform.

You'll learn using a mix of practical case studies, quizzes and reading, audio and video materials. You'll also apply your knowledge in practice with a variety of assessment tasks and learning checks.

It will take approximately eight hours to complete. As it is self-paced, you can start anytime and save your progress as you finish each module.

Once you register for the course, you have 90 days to complete it.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a digital badge as evidence of your achievement. Learn more about Engineering Education Australia’s digital badges including how to claim and share on our Frequently asked questions page.

This also counts towards the number of Engineers Australia Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours you can claim.

EEA Online access

EEA Online is powered by leading Learning Management System (LMS), Canvas by Instructure.

Once you register for a course, you will be provided with access to the EEA Online Canvas platform to start this course.

If you are registering for your first EEA Online course, you will receive an email from [email protected] inviting you to set up your EEA Online account. 

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Mobile access

EEA Online is mobile friendly, however desktop is preferred. Please read through the following information on mobile access via Canvas:

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