Lean construction by Vicente Gonzales

Lean construction by Vicente Gonzales

PrefabNZ Innovation Bites – inspiration through conversation

Innovation Bites webinar launch: Tuesday 21 August, 12:15 pm

Topic Leader: Vicente Gonzales

Topic: Lean Construction

Lean Construction is one of the forces that are re-shaping the landscape of the architecture-engineering-construction (AEC) industry. Thus, its roots back to the Toyota Production System, its basic principles tailored to the ACE industry, and its potential impacts are addressed in this talk.

Vicente is an engineer, scientist and entrepreneur. He holds a BE(Hons), ME and PhD and is a Senior Lecturer in Construction Management at The University of Auckland. He is also the CSO and co-founder at VEEPA Ltd. Vicente’s research is at the interface of Lean Construction, Computer Science, and Sustainability. In Lean Construction, he has developed research and consultancy. He is a prolific author with more than 100 publications including books, journal and conference papers. He has been involved to the International Group for Lean Construction for the past 14 years as a researcher, author, and editor.


PrefabNZ, the heart of innovative construction, are over-the-moon to offer an engaging series of bite-sized webinars to benefit you and your enterprise -- wherever you are!

These Innovation Bites will nurture you along the innovation curve and enable uptake of disruptive technologies. To help you identify technologies and how to benefit from their implementation e.g. DfMA, CNC, AR, VR, BIM, 3D -- and other catchy acronyms! Providing fun interactive opportunities for collaborative and easy-to-digest 45 minute lunchtime learning sessions, held every two weeks.

Innovation Bites are open and free for PrefabNZ Members and Cluster whanau organisation Members (NZGBC, NZIA, ADNZ, NZIQS, BOINZ, EngineeringNZ). CPD points available. All registrants will receive a replay link to the recording, including absentees. Absentees are still eligible for CPD points on completion of viewing the replay recording.

Informative and relevant, topics will include:

  • Design for manufacture and assembly
  • Investment in your enterprise
  • Gaining CodeMark for prefab design and manufacture processes
  • Future of Technology
  • Leadership
  • Business support
  • Taking a product to Market
  • Financing of prefabs
  • KiwiBuild
  • R&D
  • Collaboration
  • + Topics you suggest

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