We are very excited to announce that LCAG Managing Partner Christina Levinson has been invited by Austroads, the peak organisation of Australasian road transport and traffic agencies, to present a webinar on Lean Construction “Responding to the Productivity Challenge faced by the Construction Industry”.

Austroads members are collectively responsible for the management of over 900,000 kilometres of roads valued at more than $250 billion representing the single largest community asset in Australia and New Zealand. Their purpose is to support their member organisations to deliver an improved Australasian road transport network. One that meets the future needs of the community, industry and economy. A road network that is safer for all users and provides vital and reliable connections to place and people. A network that uses resources wisely and is mindful of its impact on the environment.

To succeed in this task, Austroads undertakes leading-edge road and transport research which underpins our input to policy development and published guidance on the design, construction and management of the road network and its associated infrastructure.

Register now for the free webinar on 16 May, 1pm – 2pm AEST to gain an overview of the Lean approach to construction project delivery:

Lean/Integrated Project Delivery is a response to customer and supply chain dissatisfaction with the results in the design and construction industry. Lean methods seek to develop and manage a project through relationships, shared knowledge and common goals. Traditional silos of knowledge, work and effort are broken down and reorganised to achieve better overall project outcomes rather than to benefit individual participants. The results are significant improvements in schedule with dramatically reduced waste, particularly on complex and/ or uncertain projects and programs of work.

Productivity in construction has decreased, while the efficiency in all other industries has doubled or more since the 1960s. Currently, 70% of projects worldwide are over budget and delivered late while the industry still sees about 800 deaths and thousands of injuries per year.

In the US and in Europe the adoption of lean tools and processes have led to improved project performance including improved client value, increased productivity (leading to time and cost savings), as well as better quality and safety.

When coupled with the use of collaborative contracts, studies have shown that savings of up to 30% can be achieved against standard forms of delivery.

In this webinar, you’ll learn about
• lean principles, practices and techniques
• key differences of traditional and lean construction
• case studies demonstrating the outcomes that can be achieved
• the current state of lean construction in Australia.

and then join in a live Q&A to have your questions answered.