The first ENCORD workshop on Lean Construction Management in 2007 (Copenhagen) offered a general introduction to the topic. The second ENCORD workshop on Lean Construction Management in 2008 (London) focussed on value creation. The third ENCORD workshop on Lean Construction Management provided a guide to an approach of Lean Construction Management by sharing examples from implemented construction projects, putting a focus on the operational side of the topic.
Topics of the working group are the “Lean planning process” in general, how to “Reverse Hierarchy”, who could serve as a “Change agents” and what the “Next steps” are after starting a lean approach within a company, including questions like Lean tendering and design, starting a value-based lean supply chain, Lean planning on large building projects, training leaders to be / support / endorse lean, overcoming resistance of individuals, implementing lean in changing environments and conditions wand also capturing a lean planning approach in tools.
Below are brief summaries of the group´s meetings: