Lean Construction

Construction Management CPD
  • Level(s) of study: Professional
  • Study mode(s): Part-time (day)
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: February 2019
  • Course duration: Thursday afternoons, term time only

Lean construction is increasingly demanded by public sector clients (and a growing number of commercial clients) who are seeking improved performance from the construction industry.

This doesn't only mean better quality and reliability in construction cost and time, but also improvements in the whole construction experience.

This course will therefore introduce you to the concept of Lean thinking and how it can deliver these improvements.

Using project simulations and real life examples you'll be introduced to new thinking and key principles of Lean construction.

The course contains a wide variety of material that will equip you with the basic skills and knowledge to implement Lean thinking within your projects and organisation.

Appropriate tools and techniques will be introduced and their uses illustrated.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • develop a collaborative approach to project planning
  • select appropriate Lean tools and techniques
  • communicate and present your ideas effectively
  • manage time and resources efficiently.

A CPD certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the course.

Successful completion can also contribute 15 credits towards a postgraduate award.

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:

Email: cpdbe@ntu.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

This course will include:

  • an overview of the history of Lean thinking (and the differences between manufacturing and construction)
  • the theory of production and Lean construction
  • the importance of value, the customer and a new mind set
  • an introduction to The Last Planner® System
  • Lean design and design management
  • Lean commercial management and the Lean office.

How to apply

You can check the course dates and times on the NTU online store.

Please read the guidance notes and complete the application form.

You should then email your form to be considered by the academic team.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

You can check the course dates and times on the NTU online store.

Please read the guidance notes and complete the application form.

You should then email your form to be considered by the academic team.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Further information on how to apply

Need help with your application?
For admissions related enquiries please contact us:
Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 4200

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418