Dec
8
to Dec 9

Lean Station at 14TH ISQ Annual Conference 2017, India

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Lean Station will be presenting a paper on Improving Construction Quality with Lean thinking and processes. Sharath Waikar, Cofounder, CEO of Lean Station will be giving a talk on how LEAN thinking has been improving quality in the construction Industry. Lean Station helps companies adopt LEAN practices using Lean PlanDo, it's pioneering planning and project management method and tool. 

Construction productivity has been flat over several decades while other labour intensive industries are experiencing improved productivity. Construction projects have been poorly managed, and cost has always played a dominant role while both time and quality have been traded off for lowering costs. Other factors like unreliable planning, lack of commitment and a collaborative culture have led to weaker control over construction processes. These have compounded the problem of project delays, wasted time, defects and reworks.

Lean Station is building Lean PlanDo which is a medium for applying LEAN construction in construction projects. LEAN construction is the application of LEAN thinking and methodologies into construction projects for building faster with better quality at reduced costs. Its core principle is to maximize value (including resource usage and quality) and minimize wastes such as: defects, reworks, waiting time, etc. The main emphasis of lean construction is on reliable forward planning, embracing a commitment and collaborative culture among all project parties.

ISQ is a not-for-profit forum meant primarily for quality professionals to network and exchange information on Quality and Excellence. It has also been representing India at the Asian Network for Quality (ANQ) from the outset, that is, year 2003. ISQ has promoted a number of awards for individuals who have contributed to quality in India through their outstanding leadership or teaching. One of the events that ISQ conducts is the Annual Conference.

ISQ is organizing its 14th Annual Conference 2017 on 8-9 of December 2017 at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), Bangalore. The theme of this year’s Annual Conference is ‘Quality-centred Management for Tomorrow: Insights into an evolving world’.

ISQ Annual Conferences carry in-depth presentations from industry leaders, professionals and academics. As in the past, the conference will be graced by eminent speakers from the US, Europe and Japan, and of course, India. Distinguished Quality Professionals from country as well as overseas will share their thoughts on how the Quality Management is undergoing a rapid change and its evolution in times to come.

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Nov
1
to Nov 8

Lean construction Specialist Diploma In BCA Academy (Lean PlanDo Module)

Lean Station is conducting Specialist diploma courses in BCA Academy covering Lean PlanDo methods and its implementation which are part of the Lean Construction principles in construction. 

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LEAN Construction is a production management based approach to construction project delivery – a new way to design and build. Lean management has caused a revolution in manufacturing design, supply and assembly. Applied to construction, Lean changes the way work is done throughout the execution process. Lean Construction extends from the objectives of a lean production system – maximize value and minimize waste – to specific techniques and applies them in a new project delivery process.

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    Oct
    24
    to Oct 26

    Catch Lean Station at Build Tech Asia 2017 as a part of the JTC pavilion

    Lean Station will be part of the JTC pavilion in the Build Tech Asia 2017. Lean Station will be showcasing the latest of the big data insights built on a LEAN project planning and decision system of Lean PlanDo.  

    Build Tech Asia 2017 is a pioneering event in Singapore. It is a 3-day trade event dedicated to make a difference to the future of the industry. The 7th edition of BuildTech Asia returns from 24 to 26 October to Singapore Expo Hall 3 in conjunction with the Singapore Construction Productivity Week (SCPW). Organised by Sphere Exhibits Pte Ltd and hosted by Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority (BCA), BuildTech Asia 2017 will showcase the latest smart construction and productive technologies that address the challenges of building and construction across different vertical industries. 

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    Oct
    16
    4:00 PM16:00

    Lean Station will be showcasing at the JTC Partner's Night 2017!

    JTC Corporation Partner's Night

    JTC Corporation Partner's Night

    JTC Corporation is conducting it's annual two day event  - Partner's night and Customer's night at Fairmont Singapore. 

    The theme of the event is Embracing Technology & Innovation with the key objective to bring together technology/innovation providers with industries that have the
    propensity to embrace new technologies/partnerships to enhance their operations

    Lean Station has been long-standing research and collaborating partner with JTC. It has been invited to showcase its innovation and technology in Lean Construction to various partners of JTC and to help make the construction projects more efficient and to scale the implementation of Lean across Singapore. 

    Some key highlights of the event : 

    • Attended by 300 JTC partners in architecture, facilities management, construction, etc.
    • Attendees included C-suite from companies such as AECOM Singapore, Accenture, Ascendas, Cisco systems, Concorde Security, Cushman & Wakefield, Keppel Dhcs, Ryobi Geotechnique, Samsung C&T, Shimizu Corp. etc.
    • Attended by senior management of partner agencies including NRF, SIT, NAC, NTU, SLA, URA, STB, DSTA, IES etc.
    Photos from JTC Partner's night 2016

    Photos from JTC Partner's night 2016

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    Sep
    28
    12:00 PM12:00

    Lunch Talk at Greatearth Singapore

    Lunch talk at Greatearth 

    Lunch talk at Greatearth 

    The founders at Lean Station have been invited for a lunch talk at Greatearth to share about Lean Construction and the benefits of implementing Lean PlanDo in construction proejcts.

    Lean construction is a new age method of planning and project management which becomes central to any project. Construction productivity cannot be improved without making the planning and execution process more efficient. 

    Greatearth Pte Ltd ("Greatearth" or the "Group") is one of Singapore's oldest and most established integrated building services companies with over 150 years of engineering and construction heritage together with its predecessors. Its competencies span the property value chain including Property Development, Engineering, Construction, as well as specialty services such as Geo-Technical Foundation Work and Procurement.

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    May
    24
    2:00 PM14:00

    Lean Station will be giving a talk on ‘Managing Construction Productivity Through Better Planning’ at SCAL Singapore

    Dr. Nguyen Thi Qui, Research and Development Manager at Lean Station will be giving a talk titled "Going Lean For Construction Productivity" at the Construction Productivity Conference in Singapore  being held on 24th May. The talk is scheduled at 02:00 pm  at the venue - Orchard Hotel, 442 Orchard Road, Singapore

    The conference is being organized by The Singapore Contractors Association Limited (SCAL) and SCAL academy. This establishment is to further the objectives to address the industry’s training needs. It plans, designs and conducts training and development courses to help managers and staff at all levels to upgrade their professional, managerial and technical skills and knowledge to support business needs and personal aspirations.

    Organized talk is to highlight the need for lean practices in the construction industry and to educate on the advancement in construction technologies which have great potential to reduce wastes  and improve productivity.  The talk will also  spread awareness on alternative method of planning and project management to establish a proactive, collaborative and dynamic approach to reduce wastage and achieve greater value  


    About the Speaker:

    Dr Nguyen Thi Qui has obtained her doctoral degree from National University of Singapore (NUS). Her research topic was automatic construction planning and scheduling. She has worked for NUS as a research fellow for 3 years before joining Lean Station.

    Dr Qui is one of the inventors of Lean PlanDo. Her main research and application interests include lean construction, BIM and productivity improvement methodologies. When working for NUS, she was involved in different projects focusing on improving design and construction productivity using lean,BIM and artificial intelligence. Her career passion is to help contractors, and construction industry achieve a higher productivity performance using lean methodologies, advanced information technologies and applied academic solutions.

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    May
    15
    to May 17

    Lean PlanDo / Lean Construction Specialist Diploma In BCA Academy

    Lean Station is conducting Specialist diploma courses in BCA Academy covering Lean PlanDo methods and its implementation which are part of the Lean Construction principles in construction. 

     

    LEAN Construction is a production management based approach to construction project delivery – a new way to design and build. Lean management has caused a revolution in manufacturing design, supply and assembly. Applied to construction, Lean changes the way work is done throughout the execution process. Lean Construction extends from the objectives of a lean production system – maximize value and minimize waste – to specific techniques and applies them in a new project delivery process.

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    Jan
    17
    to Jan 18

    Lean Station will be giving a talk on Lean Construction at the Green Buildings and Parks World Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

       Green Buildings and Parks World Conference

    Sharath S Waikar, Co-founder and CEO of Lean Station and Dr. Nguyen Thi Qui, Research and Development Manager at Lean Station will be giving a talk titled "Driving green and sustainability with Lean Thinking and Construction" at the Green Buildings and Parks World Conference in Kuala Lumpur being held from 17th to 18th January. The talk is scheduled at 3:10pm on 17th at the venue - Pullman Bangsar, Kuala lumpur Malaysia.

    The conference is being organized by Confexhub, a leading thought leader network solutions provider focusing on global business and investment matching, as well as innovative business and investment conferences in the Asia-Pacific and EMEA regions.

    Motive behind the talk is to highlight the growing demand and need for lean practices in the construction industry which will help in waste reduction and productivity improvement and to spread awareness on how Lean thinking and construction can drive environmentally responsible and resource efficient structures and processes.


    About the Speakers

    Mr. Sharath Waikar is a young serial tech entrepreneur, the co-founder & CEO of Lean Station Pte Ltd, Singapore. He is a management graduate from XLRI, India and a telecommunication engineer. He is an extremely passionate believer and evangelist of lean construction methods and a practicing Lean PlanDo facilitator for construction projects in Singapore.

    His main areas of interests recently have been in cloud and mobile technologies. His background has been into product and technology development, business development and strategy and has deep experiences into virtual reality, game technologies and building training simulators. He has over 12 years of experience in building technology solutions for solving varied problems in industries like construction, education, manufacturing, oil & gas and healthcare. He has practiced Lean Methodologies, Iterative and Hypothesis driven product development and has been involved in over 11 disruptive products lifecycles targeting different markets while playing key roles under Engineering, Operational, Marketing, Business and Strategic functions throughout his career.

    Dr Nguyen Thi Qui is the Research and development Manager of Lean Station Pte Ltd. She obtained her doctoral degree from National University of Singapore (NUS). Her research topic was automatic construction planning and scheduling. She has worked for NUS as a research fellow for 3 years before joining Lean Station.

    Dr Qui is one of the inventors of Lean PlanDo. Her main research and application interests include lean construction, BIM and productivity improvement methodologies. When working for NUS, she was involved in different projects focusing on improving design and construction productivity using lean,BIM and artificial intelligence. Her career passion is to help contractors, and construction industry achieve a higher productivity performance using lean methodologies, advanced information technologies and applied academic solutions.

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    Nov
    10
    to Nov 14

    Lean PlanDo / Lean Construction Specialist Diploma in BCA Academy

    Lean Station is conducting Specialist diploma courses in BCA Academy covering Lean PlanDo methods and its implementation which are part of the Lean Construction principles in construction. 

    LEAN Construction is a production management based approach to construction project delivery – a new way to design and build. Lean management has caused a revolution in manufacturing design, supply and assembly. Applied to construction, Lean changes the way work is done throughout the execution process. Lean Construction extends from the objectives of a lean production system – maximize value and minimize waste – to specific techniques and applies them in a new project delivery process.

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    Oct
    26
    to Oct 27

    Lean Workshop at BCA Academy

    Lean practice enables companies to eliminate waste , take collective decisions and improve productivity. It is a continuous process which equips a you to respond to changing and challenging environment with higher resources and less cost. 

    Lean Construction applies lean methods to construction projects. By adopting Lean Construction practices, project managers, planners, construction managers and project engineers will be able to use collective planning methods and reduce uncertainty by eliminating wastes such as delays, overproduction and rework thereby creating a reliable plan and increasing productivity. Adoption of Lean practices have been simplified with a cloud based solution called Lean PlanDo which combines the benefits of web technologies, data analytics and lean practises. 

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    Oct
    18
    to Oct 20

    Lean Station exhibits at BuildTech Asia 2016 in Singapore

    Lean Station will be exhibiting at BuildTech Asia 2016 tradeshow (18-20 Oct, Singapore EXPO Hall 3, 4 & MAX Atria) at the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) Singapore Pavillon  to demonstrate innovations in lean construction and showcase Lean PlanDo, a collective plan and control methodology and cloud based application. 

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    Sep
    20
    1:30 PM13:30

    Samsung C&T - Family-First Safety-First Event

    Prof David Chua, one of the co-founders of LeanStation, will be speaking about lean+safety on 20th September 2016, at the Samsung C&T Safety Seminar event titled "Family-First Safety-First Event" organized by the The Singapore Contractors Association. The talk is titled “Lean+Safety” and will be followed by a Q&A session. The 30 minute session scheduled from 1:20pm -2:00pm will be held at Suntec Convention Hall, Level 3. 

    Lean Station will also be exhibiting some of its tools at the event. Lean PlanDo will be one of the highlights at the event demonstrating how lean methods can help companies make construction projects safer and with improved productivity.  

    The talk and the exhibition is intended to create awareness of lean construction principles and recent advances in the area of planning and project management that impact safety of construction projects and how such web and cloud based tools improves the adoption and increase collaboration between the project teams. Lean Station is researching and building tools to solve the chronic issues plaguing construction projects like reduction of wastes. .

    Speaking little bit about the speaker, Prof David Chua, apart from being one of the founders of Lean Station, he is also a registered professional engineer in Singapore and is currently a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the National University of Singapore. He is also Deputy Head, Research for the Department and Director for Faculty of Engineering Development. He obtained his PhD degree in 1989 from University of California, Berkeley, USA, majoring in construction management. He has more than 25 years of research and practical experience in the industry.

     

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