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Lean for Construction: A Practical Approach – Burnaby

July 24, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

The application of Lean Construction principles within the industry has gained considerable traction over the last decade due to the need for productivity gains and shortened lead times.

The challenge is that traditional Lean is centered around manufacturing environments, making some tools ineffective in the construction arena. In this session, learn a simple and practical approach to implementing the Lean concepts within construction to boost productivity, shorten lead times, and heighten customer value.
In this fun and interactive full-day workshop, participants will be introduced to key Lean tools:
  • The 8 types of waste negatively impacting cost, lead time, and quality
  • How to use Value Stream Maps to identify where waste is
  • The 5S system for maintaining a safe and organized work environment
  • The Last Planner® System for heightened collaboration and effective work plans
  • The Plan, Do, Check, Act system for problem solving

Join us for this fun and interactive workshop that will highlight how simple, continuous change can have a big impact on project efficiency and team morale!

Instructor: Christy Nikel, President and Principal, LeanU

Christy is on a mission to help companies engage employees to solve problems. As a Master Lean Black Belt with 15 years of experience teaching and applying the tools, her goal is to teach Lean in a practical, effective and energizing way. She has experience across a multitude of industries and is currently leading a group Lean Construction program in the Okanagan, helping 15 companies implement the tools within their organizations. Her energy and passion are contagious, and she has gained a reputation for generating enthusiasm while obtaining results.

What previous participants said:

“This was one of the best courses that I have attended. The Last Planner Tool was eye opening.”

“Great energy – clearly passionate and it does make a difference to have that kind of presenter.”

“Relevant content to our business. Good execution!”

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July 24, 2019
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Accent Inn
3777 Henning Drive
Burnaby, British Columbia V5C 6N5 Canada
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