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LCIA NSW Event – Implementing Lean in the Construction Industry

November 30, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+11


At this event you will hear the team from Edwards Constructions share their experiences, benefits and lessons learned from the implementation of lean construction thinking in this highly successful, rapidly growing construction business. This will be followed by a presentation about what leading owners, designers, contractors and sub-contractors have gained from implementing lean practices on their projects and in their businesses.

Sam Edwards, the driving force behind the transformation will provide an overview of lean construction principles being implemented within the business. John Vinson, will then highlight both successes and lessons learned in implementing lean thinking in construction over the past 16 years. Scott McGregor will provide information on performance data collected as part of his final year Civil Engineering Thesis Project with regards to the implementation of the “Last Planner System” within the company.

The final speaker, Marton Marosszeky has been researching lean deployment among early adopters of lean practices worldwide. He will describe the benefits that clients, designers, contractors and subcontractors have gained from the implementation of lean thinking on their projects and in their businesses.


Marton Marosszeky
Business Improvement Specialist 
Marosszeky Associates
Marton is a civil engineer with early experience in road construction and contract supervision. He spent 7 years as a structural designer with Civil and Civic and worked on the MLC Centre in Sydney, the tallest concrete building in the world at that time. He spent half of his career at UNSW, his career there ending as the Multiplex Professor of Construction Innovation.

Finally, he has been a consultant in lean process improvement for the past 10 years, he has worked in Canada, Russia, the US and Australia helping teams to adopt lean thinking in building construction, infrastructure and the oil and gas sector. He has just co-authored his second book on lean implementation in construction titled “Total Construction Management: Lean Quality in Capital Project Delivery”, to be published in January 2017.

Sam Edwards
Managing Director
Edwards Constructions

Sam Edwards has a Civil Engineering background and has worked on large civil projects in Manila, Marine works in Europe and a gas plant in Nigeria prior to becoming the director at Edwards Constructions in 2005

John Vinson
Compliance Manager
Edwards Construction

John Vinson is the Compliance Manager for Edwards Constructions having worked for them for the past 16 years. Prior to his time with Edwards Constructions he was a Civil Engineer with the Department of Public Works supervising Water and Sewerage Scheme projects

Scott McGregor
Project Engineer
Edwards Constructions

Scott McGregor is in the final stages of completing his Civil Engineering Degree at the University of Wollongong and has recently completed a thesis on implementing the “Last Planner System” as part of lean construction.

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November 30, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+11


420 George Street, #Level 21
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia


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