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Akio Moriwaki
Akio Moriwaki
As head of global marketing for the AEC Industry at Dassault Systèmes, Mr. Moriwaki launches and promotes groundbreaking Industry Solution Experiences including "Optimized Construction," "Façade Design for Fabrication," and "Civil Design for Fabrication." He is a member of buildingSMART.

Lean Building Practices and the Future of Construction at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014: Notes and Slides

March 5th, 2014 by Akio Moriwaki


How Lean Building Practices Represent the Future of Success in the Construction Industry

The construction industry swarmed to Las Vegas this week for CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014.

In case you missed it, Steve Jones (McGraw Hill Construction) moderated a panel discussion on Tuesday March 4th, which focused on Lean construction methods, challenges, and the future of the construction industry. The panelists were:

Click here to access the session slides.

Attendees gained key insights into the practical aspects of implementing Lean, including:

  • The biggest challenge to implementing Lean construction cited by the experts is managing the culture change. Lean requires a new way of working, new processes. Ingraining new habits into a team or organization is always difficult, but the benefits of Lean are well worth the effort.
  • Select test project first. Trying out Lean practices on a discrete project limits the potential complications and makes the effort manageable. 
  • Facilitation is a key skill required to successfully implement Lean.
  • The construction industry’s adoption of Lean is in its infancy compared to Lean manufacturing, but once it arrives, the value for owners and the profitability of construction firms will be greatly improved.
  • There are more and more tools becoming available to support Lean construction practitioners. Dassault’s Lean Construction 3DEXPERIENCE Solution is one that pilot customers rave about.

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Categories: AEC, Dassault Systèmes, Lean Construction

2 Responses to “Lean Building Practices and the Future of Construction at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014: Notes and Slides”

  1. Cladue Girard says:

    Good afternoon,

    Do you authorize me to translate in French your article for our website in Montréal ?
    Have a nice day.

    Claude Girard
    Chief editor
    Construire magazine

    • Akio Moriwaki says:

      I confirmed McGraw Hill constrcution. you can traslate to French, and please put where is the source : McGraw Hill Construction Smart Market Report. Akio Moriwaki

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