Construction businesses to learn to be 'lean'

26 May 2011

A new series of 'Lean Construction' workshops are to be held concurrently in Orange, Dubbo and Mudgee over six months from late June 2011 to help businesses respond to increased demand for construction projects in the Central West and Orana regions.

“Lean thinking” is a proven method of studying all aspects of a business, from planning and development, to producing and delivering products and services, to find ways to make the business more efficient and cost effective.

The Lean program has been successful in the manufacturing industry, helping businesses to improve their bottom line through fostering innovation and using efficient processes.

The NSW Office of Trade, Business & Industry is managing the Lean Construction workshops series in partnership with the Industry Capability Network and Lean Australia.

The workshop series will help construction business managers by building their capacity to encourage innovation, reduce wasted effort in the workplace and boost productivity, leading to increased business viability.

Business managers will gain a deeper understanding of techniques they can use to increase their firm’s capabilities, address skills shortages and create a workplace that is more attractive to potential and existing employees.

Information sessions will be held in each of the three locations so potential participants can learn more about the course outline, structure and expected outcomes of the program.

Schedule of Lean Construction program information sessions:

  • 1 June 2011 – Dubbo at the Dubbo Golf Club, 10.30 am
  • 1 June 2011 – Orange, Regional Development Australia Office, Cnr Sale and Summer Streets, 5.15 pm
  • 2 June 2011 – Mudgee at “The Stables” at the MWRC complex, 9.30 am

For more details and to register to attend an information session, contact Chris Dennis, NSW Office of Trade, Business & Industry.