Due to coronavirus outbreak, we have decided to reschedule Lean Construction Helsinki Conference.
LCC Helsinki Conference will be organized on May 2021.
We will announce exact dates as soon as possible.
What does the real Lean Management mean? How does takt planning change designing, construction and logistics? How digitalization creates preconditions for management by data instead of management by beliefs?
Lean Construction Congress is a three-day event for all doers, leaders and innovators who are interested to develop the industry and take a next step! If you are either owner, contractor, designer or other service provider, there will definitely be something for you.
Join the compelling workshops on Monday, hear world-class speakers on Tuesday and learn from the latest Finnish hands-on experiences on Wednesday. On Tuesday we will have the world-class Keynote speakers as Paulo Napolitano (US), Janosch Dlouhy (GER) and Hans Thomas Holm (NOR) who will share their experiences from the field! We will announce more speakers shortly – stay tuned!
More info: http://www.lcicongress.fi
Finnish Lean Construction Congress 2020 is coming again! The three-day event will be held on May 4-6, 2020 and it is for all doers, leaders and innovators who are not just satisfied with how the things are! In 2019 the Congress attracted 350 participants from all over the globe and received excellent feedback but we ain’t settling down as we aim to make the Lean Construction Congress 2020 even better than last time.
We are now looking for presentation proposals for the upcoming Congress. This is an exceptional opportunity to share your thoughts and experiences with a wide audience! We accept presentations regarding themes like Field-driven Lean, Lean culture and people development, supply chain integration, takt production and logistics. You can find themes and more information relating to the submitting at: https://www.ril.fi/en/events/lean-construction-congress-2020/submit-your-proposal.html
Submit your proposal by January 15, 2020!
We will be happy to help you! Questions regarding submission content please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Lean Construction Congress (June 2019, Helsinki) indicated that people interested in LC are now discussing about the core of Lean: management culture and people involvement. Earlier, instead of philosophy, focus was more on Lean tools and techniques. Understanding the philosophy behind the tools helps people to get more advantages from Lean. In addition to Lean culture and people, keynotes and other presentations heard in Lean Congress emphasized themes like Lean strategy, standarization and continuous improvement.
During the 3-day-congress several international keynote speakers including Digby Christian (Sutter Health, US), Jessica Kelley (Southland Industries, UK) and Kevin Mattiszik (BAUWENS Construction, Germany) were heard. Over 300 people from 12 countries were participating this annual Lean Congress that consisted of LCI Training day, international seminar day and Finnish seminar day.
Congress presentations are mainly available for download at: http://lci.fi/lci-paivat-2019/
Collaboration, Respect for People and Continuous Improvement. Takt production, Big Room and Last Planner. Are these trending words the keys to enable a productivity leap in construction sector and what do they actually mean? Answers to these questions and the most interesting lean cases will be shared on June at LCC 2019!
LCC 2019 is a three-day event for all doers and forerunners interested in developing the construction industry. The event is organized by LCI Finland in collaboration with the Finnish Association of Civil Engineers. This year’s main theme is cultural change for better performance and joint development in the construction and infrastructure industry.
The event consists of Training Day (Monday 3rd June), International Congress Day (Tuesday 4th June) and Local Congress Day (Wednesday 5th June). Congress starts on Monday with the training day that offers multiple participatory workshops covering topics from Last Planner and Takt Production to Big Room and High-performing teams.
Sessions are facilitated by top Finnish coaches and the leading speakers of the following seminar day – Wiebe Nijdam, Digby Christian and Jessica Kelley. Other workshops than “Integration” and “Kata and leadership development” are held in Finnish.
A wide range of world class speakers will be heard on Tuesday at the international seminar day. Themes of the speeches will vary from strategic perspective to people development and cover topics regarding to pre-fabrication, takt production and the most advanced construction projects in the world. Inspiring speakers such as Digby Christian (responsible for IPD projects at Sutter Health), BAUWENS Constructions’s manager Kevin Mattiszik, Jessica Kelley from Southland Industries and many other pioneers of the industry shall be heard from all over the world.
The LCC 2019 event will be finished with Local Congress Day on Wednesday, when the leading Finnish specialists present the latest cases of takt production, collaboration and management of mega projects. Also nearly dozen of CEO-level speakers speak out about their views and organizational changes needed to improve productivity and collaboration in our industry.
Lean Construction Congress takes place in Hotel Hilton Helsinki located in the area of Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. The program of the event, all speakers and registration can be found at the official event’s website: https://www.ril.fi/en/events/lci19.html .
Future Hospital OYS 2030 is a development program that aims to radically modernize the facilities of Oulu University Hospital. To Kari-Pekka Tampio, the Program Director, lean construction is not just a theory but the only feasible way to build for the future.
The Oulu University Hospital facilities were completed in the 1970s. Since then, operational models and technologies have leapfrogged and the old buildings have become outdated. The extensive development program aims at increased productivity and more efficient operations. Increased flexibility, standardization of facilities and operations, use of information technology, and employment of renewable energy are some of the ways to achieve these goals.
Tampio assumed his present position four-and-a-half years ago and built the program organization from scratch. Today, they have a dozen or so experts in the office and over 100 on design teams. The unit is responsible for program development, concept planning, and construction on the hospital campus. So far, they’ve completed small projects, and major new construction is on its way.
“Operational development and reduction of process waste are at the heart of the hospital world,” says Tampio. “We begin with operational design and then move on to the design of physical facilities.” Value-stream mapping is an everyday tool in the program office, as is “Kaizen,” or continuous improvement.
Target Value Design, TVD, is near to Tampio’s heart. He has studied it extensively and sought advice from Glenn Ballard, a leading U.S. authority in the field. To Tampio, TVD is more than a cost-reduction tactic. He sees TVD as an overarching principle that considers not only construction costs, but the whole life cycle of a facility, including operability.
The program office uses the IPD model in their construction projects. On their first project, right after goal-setting, they called in designers. Later, the contractor joined the alliance and started collaborating with the designers on solutions that would meet constructability and operational requirements. Subcontractors also joined early. This approach has improved confidence in the decision-making on the project, especially relating to foundations, the building frame, and HVAC installations.
A big advantage of lean over a traditional construction project is that design solutions are not finalized before bidding. Designers are not allowed to deliver too early even during construction. Last Planner Sessions (LPS) set the pace for designers. “We hold weekly meetings where we plan the objectives for the week and for the near future, and reflect on the previous week’s achievements,” Tampio explains.
“Now that we are in the construction phase [of the Oulu University Hospital project], I can admit that we could have calculated the risk and reward levels in a smarter way. We ended up using traditional risk reserve percentages,” Tampio expresses with regret. “To fix that, we’ve decided to revisit some earlier design choices before making the final decisions.”
Tampio says that for upcoming projects he’s considering involving both designers and contractors from day one. Early integration is a key component of success for such a demanding project.
In hospital construction, change is the only constant. Technologies can become obsolete during a four-year construction period. Being able to design and build flexibly maximizes the value potential of the end product.
“There’s still a lot to do when it comes to lean in Finnish design and construction. I’m eager to share and develop my knowledge. We’ve been a partner in the national construction productivity project, IPT, since 2014,” says Tampio. He’s happy that Finnish clients are beginning to understand the value of lean construction. They need to commit to using lean principles, eliminating waste, and maximizing customer value.
Open, collaborative development has borne fruit. “In just a few years, we’ve been able to make Finland number one in lean construction in Europe,” Tampio concludes.