From the 1st – 7th July 2019 Ireland will host the 27th Annual International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC) Conference. This event promises to be one of the largest IGLC conferences with well over 500 National & International delegates in attendance.
Founded in 1993, the IGLC (www.iglc.net) is an international network of researchers from practice and academia in architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) who feel that the practice, education, and research of the AEC industry have to be radically renewed in order to respond to the global challenges ahead.
The goal of the IGLC is to better meet customer demands and dramatically improve the AEC process as well as the product. To achieve this, the IGLC are developing new principles and methods for product development and production management specifically tailored to the AEC industry, but akin to those defining lean production that proved to be so successful in manufacturing.
The distinguishing trait of this Group is its emphasis on theory. The IGLC’s view that the lack of an explicit theory of construction has been a major bottleneck for the progress in the AEC field. Conversely, they assume that the clarification of the theoretical foundation of construction, along with principles and methods emanating from the new foundation, would be the most effective means for the renewal of the AEC industry.
The IGLC 2019 conference has purposely been structured in a way to engage local Irish industry and provide an understanding of Lean Construction practices in other Countries.
The event is broken into 4 primary parts:
- Workshop Day: Monday 1st July/Dublin Castle
- Industry Day: Tuesday 2nd July/Croke Park
- Conference: 3rd, 4th & 5th July/Croke Park
- Summer School: 6th & 7th July/DUT
This unique 7 day event will consist of workshops on the leading edge of Lean Project Delivery practices, keynotes from global leaders and current best practice international & local case studies along with the latest research, developments and thinking.