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Lean construction is a new way to define, design and build, and it can be applied on any project, with any project delivery model. From its history in production and manufacturing, Lean construction applies the same principles to improve productivity. It challenges the generally-accepted belief that there is always a trade-off between time, cost, quality and safety.

This interactive six hour session will include an introduction to LEAN management principles and the Last Planner Scheduling System.

There will be numerous hands on simulations designed to develop an understanding of how flow, variability and waste affect the construction process.   

The goal of this session is to introduce new skills and change attitudes, promoting a better, more collaborative approach to Design and Construction.



Bruce Thomas, P. Eng. , President of RECL Construction

Bruce Thomas graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering in 1986. He is a member of the Professional Engineers Ontario and a board member of the Ottawa Construction Association and the Ottawa Construction Labour Relations Association and The Royal Ottawa Foundation. He has been with RECL for 32 years. His roles have included Project Manager, Estimator, and Vice-President of Construction. He is currently President of the firm.



Intended Audience

Professionals at all levels and from all industry sectors with an interest in having a better understanding of LEAN design and construction