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LCIA Victoria Event: LEAN Construction – The Mission: Eliminate Waste, Continuous Improvement

October 11, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+11


LEAN Construction – when you take away the catchy mission statement, what is it? Do we need it? How do we do it? Should we do it?

Let’s start from the beginning. In 2005 a US based study reviewed 30 years of data. This data revealed that on average 49.6% of activities performed in our industry are wasteful. Think about the amount of brain power, human energy and dollars potentially thrown away. Well, lets hope in today’s world we don’t waste half our day as the data suggests. It does raise the discussion though. Could we be better? This is where LEAN Construction enters the frame.

The LCIA Victoria Council invites to be a part of its inaugural event. Our speakers will guide you through the fundamentals of LEAN in Construction, building on both practical and academic principles to present a balanced evening of thought and discussion.

Our Speakers

Dr Michael Green
Executive Director, Sector Development Division
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Dr Green was appointed Executive Director of the Sector Development Division in March 2015 and was Director of Industry Programs from June 2014 for the Victorian Government’s Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources. Before joining the Department, Dr Green served in a number of Federal Government posts in Canberra, including Acting Head of Manufacturing Division in the Department of Industry,

In his presentation, Dr Green will address how the Victorian Government is working with industry to build opportunities in construction technologies. He will focus on the section within the Construction Technologies Sector Strategy – opportunities for collaborative action and Government support to grow the competitiveness of Victoria’s $21.6 billion construction industry.

Mr Tim Newman
Director, Comspec
Mr Newman is a Mechanical Engineer with over 18 years’ experience in global product development. He has led engineering teams to deliver product designs to be manufactured across the globe. As the Engineering Group Manager for Chassis at Holden Tim led the team that designed suspension, brake and steering systems for cars such as Camaro, Chevrolet SS, US Caprice police vehicle and the VF Commodore.
Since leaving Holden, as a Director of Comspec, Tim is consulting in lean process development and data based decision making. Tim is also the General Manager of PowerCad Software where he is leading the new REVIT interface product development and BIM strategy.

In his presentation, Mr Newman will introduce the Lean method of 5S and Visual Management that is often referred to as the Foundation of Lean. He will run through examples of how it will be used in practice and how it can be applied in the design process.

Dr Felix Kin Peng Hui
Lecturer, University of Melbourne
Dr Hui is a Lecturer at the University of Melbourne and specialises in engineering management, LEAN operations, project management and organisational development. Dr Hui has over 25 years of industry experience as a Board member, General Manager of a regional operations in multinational corporation and as Production Manager in charge of manufacturing plants. He is a LEAN practitioner and has trained /consulted widely to industry on business excellence and LEAN operations.

In his presentation, Dr Hui will focus on the development of LEAN from its start point in the Toyota Production System through to the development of LEAN thinking which is used in virtually every industry including construction. It will focus on the philosophy and the fundamental thinking behind concepts such as the 3M’s and reduction of wastes.

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University of Melbourne
Parkville Campus, 207 Bouverie Street (Lecture Theatre B103 (Theatre 1)
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia


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