Nottingham Trent University will co-host the annual San Diego event for students and professionals
Nottingham Trent University will co-hosts a conference in lean construction later this year.
In collaboration with San Diego State University and the University of California, Berkeley, NTU will be co-chairing the 20th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction taking place in San Diego, US from 17 to 22 July.
Researchers, students and practitioners in lean construction from across the globe will be coming together to discuss themes such as production planning and control, enabling lean and IT, contract and cost management, and supply chain management.
It’s exciting for the university to be involved in a conference that is developing new principles and methods for product development and production management specifically tailored to the industry, Christine Pasquire
Professor Christine Pasquire, technical co-chair of the conference and professor of lean project management at NTU, said: “Lean thinking has become a hot topic over the past few years, with many organisations looking for ways that they can change the way they work to maximise value and minimise waste, and this is no different in the construction industry.
“Over the past twenty years, researchers and practitioners have researched, developed, and tested lean principles and practices. The goal is to better meet customer demands and dramatically improve the architecture, engineering and construction process as well as the product.
“It’s exciting for the university to be involved in a conference that is developing new principles and methods for product development and production management specifically tailored to the industry.”
The International Group for Lean Construction, founded in 1993, makes up a network of professionals and researchers in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) who feel that the practice, education, and research of AEC have to be radically renewed in order to respond to the challenges ahead.
Professor Christine Pasquire will also be speaking at the Spanish Group for Lean Construction in Madrid on 14 February 2012 and regularly addresses audiences in the UK on Lean project management.