Ready-to-go lean construction programmes for organisations of any size, to help roll out lean across your entire workforce and operations. Our online courses, workshops and projects, tools and templates deliver real change, whether you're a construction industry major, a sub-contractor or a one-man-band.
Our programmes and materials range from easy-to-use and understand 'Starter Guides' to get everyone up to speed, to expert level training for lean practitioners managing entire projects and ops. So whatever your role in the construction industry, there's something for you.
And if what you want, or what your organisation needs, is specific to you, then we can help with that too. We have tools to identify where you are, where you want to be, and how to get you there. The resources may be here already, but the mix which is delivered is made to measure for you.
Lean Construction is all about collaborating: planning and problem solving together to add value and eliminate waste. Lean means working together as a team throughout the supply chain, customer included. It means improving, all the time. And that's what we're about too.
The Lean Construction School was co-funded by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and the Lean Construction Institute UK (LCI-UK), with the support of five project partners: Mace, Bam Nuttall, Costain, Galliford Try, Skanska.
The school has a whole range of programmes, courses and resources designed to help the construction industry introduce and use lean techniques. Lean was pioneered in the automotive sector to great effect, but it can be applied equally well to construction and its take up and use is increasingly rapidly. This school is part of a drive to encourage and facilitate this process.
A learner can be enrolled in two ways: by their own organisation, or by self-enrolling.
If your organisation is enrolling you, your training department will be in touch.
If you are self-enrolling, and you are 18 years old or more, all you have to do is select the Log in tab on the top menu bar, and then open 'Create a new account' and follow the instructions.
Your Lean Competency is a measure of where you are relative to the Lean Construction Institute UK 'Lean Competency Framework'. Your dashboard displays this information in the spidergram. When you first register, your lean competency level is defined in your profile and displayed on your dashboard spidergram. You can demonstrate your lean competency by successfully completing courses and activities. You can also do this by successfully undertaking accredited lean work activities.
Lean Credits are awarded to you as recognised accredited courses and project work (including on-the-job activities) are completed. The credits are tracked by the school and added to your Lean Competency Level. The spidergram in your dashboard always displays your latest competency levels, with each credit progressively increasing your level.
The spidergram captures your level of lean competency in a variety of different areas as well as displaying your overall level of competency (the figure at the top of the diagram). Each of the different areas have courses and resources linked to them. So for example, 5S Workplace Organisation has courses and resources which help learners develop skills in that particular area. When these are successfully completed, a lean credit is awarded and the spidergram will add that to the 5S arm of the spidergram. At the same time, it will add the credit to the overall lean competency.
Credits can also be awarded to accredited job-related activities, and this is indicated on the 'On the job' arm of the spidergram.
When you first register, the spidergram will display the same level for all its elements.
For more information, you can select this link to open a page explaining the spidergram.
Yes it does. Many companies want to have a tailored programme for their employees, or for all those working on particular projects. Project-based programmes could include employees from subcontractors in the project supply chain, as well as the client company, so they're ideal for helping projects with many different companies involved to harmonise their lean working practices and skill sets.
There are two types of discussion forum. Open forums can be accessed by anyone who is registered on the site, and are designed to enable the sharing of experiences, knowledges and ideas across all users. The other type of forum is a course forum, linked to a specific course, where learners doing that course are asked to undertake and complete activities which include posting to forums and participating in their discussions.
Some of our individual courses are only 60 minutes or so, while whole programmes range from several hours over a number of weeks, to months of activity. In other words, as your level increases, so the time needed to progress from one level to another increases. Going from Beginner Level 1 to Starter Level 2 can be achieved in less than a day's study and activity, while moving from User Level 3 to Practitioner Level 4 will only be possible over a period of months.
The Lean Construction School has been produced by the Lean Construction Institute UK, with funds co-provided by the Construction Industry Training Board, and in partnership with leading construction companies including Galliford Try, Costain, Mace, Skanska and Bam Nuttall.
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