European Building Summit 2023

New EBS Day: Lean Construction and BIM

CAATEEB organizes a new session of the European BIM Summit Day in which we shall discover what the Lean methodology proposes to improve the productivity of the constructive process and the relationship with the BIM.

The concept of Lean Management, associated with the concept of Lean Manufacturing, is well known n any industrial sector, in which productivity and efficiency are fundamental keys. In fact, if a company’s objective is to be more efficient and to obtain better profits by eliminating obsolete practices of ordering, planning and execution, it opts quickly to introduce the Lean philosophy into the way it works. On the other hand, to transfer concepts like Just In Time (JIT) or Last Planner System (LPS) to the construction sector seems unthinkable. But is not.


Many automotive companies, renowned for their efficiency, take this philosophy created by Toyota (which has a housing construction division in Japan) by reclassifying its activities between those that add value, those that do not contribute to it and those that are simply fruitless. In such manner they increase flexibility and adaptability in their supply chain.

In terms of the construction sector, the activities would be the agents involved in the life cycle of a construction. In this session we will find out which are the keys needed to make the change to build even better. Lean Construction helps eliminate all types of waste, the wasting of time, materials and resources.


Introduction to Lean Construction and its involvement with BIM

Thursday, October 26, 2017

CAATEEB Conference Hall (Bon Pastor, 5 • Barcelona)




12: 00h Presentation

Jordi Gosalves. President of CAATEEB


12: 05h Presentation of the European BIM Summit 2018

Ignasi Pérez Arnal. Content Director of the EBS


12: 15h Lean Construction and BIM methodology

Juan Felipe Pons

Technical architect. Master’s Degree in Project Management and University Specialist in Lean Manufacturing. Green Belt Lean Six Sigma by the UPC and Master in Neurolinguistic Programming, certified by the AEPNL. He is a trainer certified by the AIRBUS company to impart its internal programs of Lean Manufacturing, Advanced Problems Resolution with methodology Lean and Airbus Operating System (AOS) for managers. As a consultant and trainer he collaborates and works in companies of different sectors (industrial, services and construction), universities, foundations, professional colleges, business organizations and consultants in the national and international scope.

1:45 pm Open Colloquium with attendees


14: 00 h End of the day   


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