Lean Construction 4.0 – Reshaping the Management of Projects in the AEC industry

Join Lean Construction ANZ for a webinar Panel on Lean Construction 4.0 – Reshaping the Management of Projects in the AEC industry.

Join three Lean practitioners from across the world in a new look at how Lean Construction is changing construction for the better.

Dr Vicente Gonzalez from the University of Auckland will speak on the motivation and the why of Lean Construction 4.0, the will be joined by Prof. Luis Fernando Alarcón from the Catholic University of Chile to speak on the Impact on industry and academia, before Dr. Farook Hamzeh from the University of Alberta, Canada to speak finally on the a vision of the future with Lean Construction 4.0.

Our speakers are keen to conduct live Q&A during their webinar, so please feel free to email any questions you want in advance to admin@leanconstructionanz.org, and of course we will attempt to answer all questions on the day as well.

The advent of the “fourth industrial revolution” or Industry 4.0 is reshaping the manufacturing sector, and in turn, it has started to influence the architecture-engineering-construction (AEC) industry. We believe that for Lean Construction to keep evolving and serving the AEC industry, it must embrace the changes propelled by Industry 4.0, but maintain the people-processes-technology triad at its core. We argue that a shift towards Lean Construction 4.0 is needed, paying attention to the synergies between production management theory and digital/smart technologies.

In this webinar, we discuss the challenges of adopting Industry 4.0 in the AEC industry and the role that Lean Construction can have for an effective uptake. We will also advance some of our reflections on the Lean Construction 4.0 book that we will publish in 2022 through Taylor & Francis.

Event Times: 

  • Perth 7AM AWST
  • Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne – 9 AM AEST
  • New Zealand – 11 AM NZST


Dr Vicente A. Gonzalez

Dr Vicente A. Gonzalez is an Associate Professor of Lean Construction and Engineering Informatics within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The University of Auckland, New Zealand. He holds an Engineering degree from the University of Valparaiso, Chile and an ME and PhD in Construction Engineering and Management from the Catholic University of Chile. Vicente has been a prolific author in Lean Construction-based planning and control, decision-making tools, and sustainability, and Computer Applications such as AI, mixed-reality and BIM to different human and engineering problems, with more than 120 journal and conference publications to date.

Vicente has been member of the International Group for Lean Construction since 2004, and board member and New Zealand local chair at the Lean Construction Australia New Zealand, and member of the Lean in the Public Sector (LIPS) international forum. One of Vicente’s latest interests is to understand how Lean Construction can drive an effective digital transformation of the AEC industry adopting Industry 4.0 methods and principles.


Dr Luis F. Alarcon

Dr Luis F. Alarcon is a Professor of Civil Engineering and director of the Production Management Center (GEPUC).at the Catholic University of Chile.   He holds an Engineering degree from the Catholic University of Chile and M. Eng. MSCE and a PhD from UC Berkeley. He is a founding member of the (IGLC) International Group for Lean Construction and he has been a member of the Board of (CIB) International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction.

He has developed research and consultancy for public and private organizations in several areas, among them: Lean Construction, Project Risk Modeling and Strategic Planning in Construction. He has been recognized internationally as a member of the National Academy of Construction in the USA and the Panamerican Academy of Engineering.




Dr. Farook Hamzeh

Dr. Farook Hamzeh is a Lean Construction expert. His theoretical and applied research in the US, Canada, and the MENA region aim at improving the design and construction of projects. Farook is an Associate Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta. He was full time faculty at Colorado State University and at the American University of Beirut. Farook is an active member of the International Group of Lean Construction (IGLC) and has published heavily on Lean Construction and related topics.

Farook has worked for more than seven years in the construction industry on several mega projects: the $1.7 Billion Cathedral Hill Hospital in San Francisco, the 333 m high Rose Rotana Hotel in Dubai, Losail motor-bike racetrack in Qatar, Olympic Tower in Qatar, Al-Amal Oncology Hospital in Qatar, Serail 1374 Building in downtown Beirut, and Sibline Cement factory 2nd production line in Lebanon.



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