Lean Improvement in the HA BIM in InfrastructureDerek Drysdale Divisional Director Lean Improvement Licensed by the Highways Agency, under the Open Government Licence v1.0
Highways Agency Executive Agency of Department for Transport. 3800 staff across 8 offices, 8 traffic control centres and 29 outstations across England. Operate, maintain and improve 7000 km Strategic Motorway and Trunk Road Network in England.Annual Spend £2.5bn Enhancing, Maintaining and Renewing a £90bn Asset
What is Lean?“getting value to flow by listening to the voice of the customer then seeking perfection” Based on the Toyota Production System but adapted for construction
Lean Deployment Strategy Strong Leadership for a Continuous Improvement culture Assessment of Lean Maturity ? The HA Strategy for deployingCollaborative Planning Problem Benefits Realisation Visual Management Solving BIM? Knowledge Transfer Lean – how can BIM help? People
Developing Industry Capability in Lean More Guides in preparation Including BIM and Lean!
Government Construction Strategy1. Cost Reduction by 20% during the term of current parliament2. “replace adversarial cultures with collaborative ones”3. “public sector will become a better client - - more informed and better co-ordinated when its requirements are specified, designed and procured”4. “Government will require fully collaborative 3D BIM as a minimum by 2016”http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/resource-library/government- construction-strategy
Some Questions about BIM?The challenge of defining BIM!
Contact:LeanImprovement@highways.gsi.gov.uk Visit Us: www.highways.gov.uk Derek Drysdale »Find ‘Lean Improvement’ in the ‘Our Partners’ section!
Reasons for Declining ConstructionProductivity• Heavily regulated• Fragmented nature ofthe industry• Traditional adversarialculture• Low investments in R&D• Slow to adopt newtechnology
“Concurrent engineeringTraditional v Future Engineering methodologies permit the separate tasks of the product development process to be carried out simultaneously rather than sequentially. Product design, testing, manufacturing and process planning through logistics, for example, are done sideby- side and interactively. Potential problems in fabrication, assembly, support and quality are identified and resolved early in the design process.” • Izuchukwu, John. “Architecture and Process :The Role of Integrated Systems in Concurrent Engineering.” Industrial Management Mar/Apr 1992: p. 19-23.
The UK construction industry• It accounts for over 8% of GDP• Consists of over 300,000 firms employing over2 million people• One in 10 people rely on the constructionindustry for employment• Contractors employ 1.68 million people inUK(2005)• Under pressure to become more sustainableand productive