Project Five Academy


Stage 1: Lean Construction Fundamentals - 1 day course

Leadership Management in Construction Training Expert Tim Whitehill


Tim Whitehill




This one day course aims to provide learners with an understanding of lean construction fundamentals and how these can be applied to construction projects from design phase through to construction and operational phases.

This course is the first stage of learning for construction professionals aiming to further their knowledge and skills in this field.

learning outcomes

By attending this programme delegates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate they understand the key drivers for implementing lean construction.
  • Demonstrate they understand the history of lean and its adaptation in construction.
  • Demonstrate they understand the fundamentals of lean construction principles: customer value, 5 lean principles, 3 elements of work, 7+1 wastes, plan-do-check-act (PDCA) approach to continuous improvement.
  • Demonstrate they understand the fundamentals of the lean construction toolkit.
  • Demonstrate they understand the fundamentals developing organisational lean maturity.

what’s included?

  • One day programme with our expert and all programme materials.
  • Lunch and refreshments are provided throughout the day.


All of our workshops are held in venues specifically selected in London and Manchester. Please see below ticket detailing the price, date and location of workshop.

By focusing on the fundamental requirements of becoming a Lean Construction company, the course provides an excellent grounding for further development. The course is structured around the following themes:

introduction to lean

  • What is lean?
  • The history of lean?
  • What are the drivers for lean in construction?

fundamentals of lean construction

  • 5 key lean principles, 3 elements of work, 7+1 wastes, PDCA.

overview of lean construction tools and techniques

  • Workshop exercises and activities to demonstrate key lean construction principles
  • What are the benefits?

learner journey

  • How to progress further to becoming a Lean Technician or Lean Practitioner.

who should attend

Lean Construction Fundamentals is aimed at professionals across all segments, disciplines and levels of the construction sector, including:

  • Clients, e.g. procurement officers, programmes managers, clerks of works, asset managers, facilities managers, etc.
  • Designers and consultants, e.g. architects, engineers, quantity surveyors and project managers, etc.
  • Civil engineering, building, mechanical and electrical contractors, e.g. construction managers, commercial managers, estimators, site managers, site engineers, quality managers, safety managers, trades and labour, etc.

entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

All prices shown are excluding VAT. Payments are made via Eventbrite.

about the expert

Leadership Management in Construction Training Expert Tim Whitehill

Tim Whitehill

Tim is a Management Consultant with dedicated expertise in the engineering and construction sector. With over 22 years experience in the sector, he supports organisations to achieve better outcomes in key themes that are trending both nationally and internationally, including strategy, leadership & management, organisational resilience, corporate social responsibility, lean & continuous improvement.

dates and locations

start your next chapter


Friday 13th September 2019


Thursday 17th October 2019

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