Agile & Lean in Construction: a brilliantly compelling & inspiring case study

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 18:30
Agile Outside IT

Join us for an inspiring evening to see how two pioneering organisations are working together to successfully apply Agile and Lean practices to the construction industry.

It's a fabulous case study with an engaging story, and also promises plenty of pictures of tower cranes.

Jointly presented by:

Willmott Dixon; the UK's leading independent construction and property services company.

Suiko are experts in operational excellence; their structured approach includes the best of lean, six sigma, kaizen and continuous improvement.

The session will major around:

· Reasons for looking at and adopting Agile and Lean within the construction sector.

· Experiences of using Agile and Lean across their business.

· Suiko support and examples of work within Willmott Dixon.

· The developed “ Willmott Dixon Way" and future plans for expansion of the framework across the UK wide business.


Stuart Gray - National Planner, Willmott Dixon Construction

Construction Management qualified with over 25 years’ experience managing and planning construction projects across the UK and Middle East.

Experience includes capital infrastructure, secure governmental estates, waste water, industrial and residential projects working for Major UK Construction companies including Tarmac, Carillion and Interserve. Joined Willmott Dixon 3 ½ years ago from Interserve International

Currently supporting and defining construction planning strategy across the Willmott Dixon construction business across the UK which includes the introduction of lean and agile methods across all live construction projects.

Chris Jones - Director, Turner Townsend Suiko

Mechanical Engineer qualified with over 20 years’ experience in engineering and production roles in the UK

Extensive experience across industry including senior roles within Kawasaki heavy industries and Pilkington Glass. Joined Suiko 5 years ago and had lead Lean and operational excellence projects within Premier Foods, Silverspoon Sugar, Alpha LSG, BOC Edwards

Currently supporting Willmott Dixon to help introduce Lean and agile methods across the construction business, in particular across live construction projects.


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