We're making construction better...

by building knowledge and capability of lean across the construction industry to enable better outcomes

About us

LCANZ is helping drive improved productivity and sustainability across the building and infrastructure industry. We are a not for profit organisation who are funded by our members and partner organisations.

How we do it:

Learning & Development Program

Support the supply chain to establish lean construction leadership programs, certification programs and publishing of industry case studies. from the LCANZ network.

Research Program

Support members to enable effective linkages to undertake collaborative research between industry and academia, and provide resource projects and peer reviewed publications of research and industry case studies.

Events Program

We host a range of national and regional lean events aimed at supporting the ongoing application of lean construction within ANZ.
Events include the annual national conference, national thought leadership series and local community of practice events.

Upcoming Events

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10 Benefits of LEAN Construction

Lean is Cheaper!

improved efficiency, reduced waste and shorter project durations.
Studies have shown that almost half of all projects using lean construction tools and processes are completed under budget with 64% of projects reporting improved profitability and potential cost savings of up to 30%.

Lean is Faster!

By increasing how much work gets done each day, lean projects are typically 30% faster
On average in any given week only 54% of planned construction activities are actually completed. The Last Planner System makes it possible to significantly increase schedule reliability and reduce project durations by up to 30%!

Lean is Safer

Reducing Hazards, unplanned work and improve housekeeping through lean culture
Most safety incidents occur when people undertake unplanned events. By reducing unplanned events we can thus improve safety. Use of 5S also significantly reduces the number of workplace hazards.

Improved Sustainability

The primary focus of lean construction is the reduction of waste in all its forms.
These wastes include rework, unnecessary transportation, over-production and extra processing. A reduction in these wastes results in a reduction of energy consumption and resource use thus improving the sustainability of the construction process

Happier Clients

Lean is built on a foundation of respect for people, and a focus on customer value
Rather than the current project zero sum game where there can only be one ‘winner’, Lean Construction seeks to align the interests of project stakeholders through use of collaborative tools like Integrated Project Delivery (IPD).

Less Disputes

Lean Construction reduces construction disputes through development of aligned project goals
A recent survey by PlanGrid found that on average a construction engineer will spend 3.4 hours a week dealing with disputes. This time spent dealing with disputes is a form of waste for everyone but the lawyers!

Improved Risk Management

Lean Construction adopts a partnership-based approach to risk management
Increased collaboration and communication through lean construction processes results in earlier identification of project risks providing more time for development of appropriate mitigation strategies

Happier Employees

Reduced rework, and higher collaboration leads to better project culture
Nobody likes having to do the same task again, waiting for other people to finish their job so they can start theirs or coming to work to spend the day arguing with someone else.

Better Quality Project

teams work together to achieve best for project outcomes
Lean Construction seeks to align the interests of all project stakeholders through use of collaborative forms of contract and lean tools promote increased collaboration and communication.

Reduced Life Cycle Cost

Reduced waste, reduced rework and higher quality outcomes.
Lean Cosntruction supports the use of broader industry tools such as Building Information Modelling (BIM) as it facilitates collaboration in the design process, reduces design errors.

Collaborative Association Networks

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Collaborative contracts in construction

Government agencies and major resource companies initiate projects based on an assessment of needs. The decision-making process requires investigations and feasibility studies leading to business

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The need for Lean is clear

The construction sector in Australia and New Zealand exhibits a high incidence of project cost and time overruns, business insolvencies and stagnant productivity. Applying lean

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Reach out & say hello!

Reach out to us via the Association Specialists, or directly to our board via the email below. 

The organisation can also be contacted via the regional councils.



Let's get in touch


+ 61 3 9895 4463

Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm


Suite 5.02, Level 5, 655 Pacific Highway, St Leonards NSW 2065, Australia