The 5th Indian Lean Construction Conference (ILCC 2022) was recently conducted jointly by Institute for Lean Construction Excellence (ILCE) and National Institute of Construction Management and Research (NICMAR) at the NICMAR Hyderabad Campus. The 4-day event comprised Workshop day for Students on 13th December, Industry day on 14th December and a Conference on 15th December. The event's theme was Sustaining Lean in Construction with People and Technology.
The Workshop day (13th Dec 2022) gave the students and lean enthusiasts hands-on experience in AR/VR, Lean and BIM and the people and culture associated with Lean. More than 120 students from universities across India and working professionals in various industries participated in the event.
The Industry day (14th Dec 2022) was inaugurated by Dr Anil Kashyap, Director General NICMAR, Mr Anup Mathew, Sr. Vice President, Godrej, and Dr Koshy Varghese, Professor and Dean Academic, IIT Madras. It had a presentation by Prof. N. Raghavan, Professor, IIT Madras, Mr. Sharique Khan, Project Manager, Turner International LLC Mr. Jayadatta V Lad, AGM, Afcons Infrastructure Ltd, Mr. Karun Raj Singh Sareen, Partner Major Projects Advisory, KPMG-India, Dr. Bhargav Dave, Founder and CEO VisiLean Ltd (Oy), Mr. Sabarinath C Nair, Co-Founder CEO, SkillVeri Training Solutions Pvt Ltd on their experience and technologies they had adopted in various construction projects.
The event rolling trophy was presented to the best-performing companies adopting Lean Practices. The industry day had a two panel discussion on Technology's role in effective lean implementation and Challenges from people for successful implementation by experts from industry and academia.
The Conference day (15th and 16th Dec 2022) was inaugurated by Dr Anil Kashyap, Director General NICMAR, Mr. Anup Mathew, Sr. Vice President, Godrej and Mr Navin Mittal (IAS) Commissioner of Technical and Collegiate Education, Govt of Telangana. There were 42 papers presented at the conference in 9 parallel tracks that showcased various aspects of innovations researched in the field of Lean Construction.
The event had a keynote address by Mr. Naveen Mittal IAS., Commissioner of Technical and Collegiate Education, Govt of Telangana, Mr. Ramamoorthy Rajendran, Director, DigitalBuild, Singapore, Dr. Glenn Ballard, Director, Project Productions Systems Laboratory at the University of California Berkeley and Dr. Koshy Varghese, Professor, IIT Madras and Director ILCE. The invited speakers were Col. Dr. Pawan Pandey, Director (Technical), Married Accommodation Project Indian Army, Ms. Durga Saripally, Co-Founder, Vconstruct Pune, Mr. C. Devarajan, Managing Director, URCL, Chairman & Managing Director, Tactive Software Systems and Director ILCE, and Dr. Ashwin Mahalingam, Professor, IIT Madras. The event had panel discussions on How to Improve Teaching Lean Construction?, Tangible and Intangible Benefits of Lean Construction Implementation, and Lean and Digital Construction by eminent speakers from Industry and academia.
The gathering had more than 120 registered delegates and more than 80 participants from the industry.
Category 1 – Industry teams
Team L&T Construction
M Vijay Kumar
Title: Utilization of collaborative lean tools to improve cycle time & productivity in high-rise buildings
Team Godrej Construction
Title: Lean Implementation at Highrise Residential Project - Godrej Platinum Tower B4, Mumbai
Team Turner Project Management
Title: People, Process & Technologies influence each other in sustaining Lean Construction
Category 2 – Academic teams
Team IIT Madras
Megha S Pradeep
Varun Kumar Reja
Title: Framework to use extended reality as part of lean implementation for effective collaboration and training among professionals
Team NICMAR Pune
Vaddadi Venkata Sai Krishna Teja
K Pavan Kalyan
Dwarapureddy Madhur Maharshi
Yata Raj Sandeep
Dr. Avinash Bagul
Title: Minimizing transportation waste in construction industry
Category 3 – Industry-academia hybrid teams
Team NICMAR Pune-AFCONS
Jayadatta V Lad
Manish Prabhakar Mokal
Dr. Shobha Ramalingam
Title: Identifying and mitigating waiting waste in MPEW project
Dr. Shobha Ramalingam
Title: Identifying defect waste and assessing the effectiveness of measures on MPEW project
Kakaraparty Manoj from L&T Construction
for their poster on
Utilization of Lean Tools in Infrastructure Projects
Parth Bhadaniya & Aritra Roy from Shapoorji Pallonji Engineering & Construction
for their poster on
Integrating Last Planner System (LPS) for planning and monitoring of activities in concrete cycles for high-rise building projects
From Shapoorji Pallonji Engineering & Construction
For their paper titled: CUSTOMIZING THE LAST PLANNER SYSTEM COMPONENTS TO PLAN AND MONITOR TYPICAL CONCRETE CYCLES
Prof. Prasad K
Dr. Venkatesan Renganaidu
From NICMAR Hyderabad
For their paper titled: A STUDY ON THE BEHAVIOURAL ASPECTS CONTRIBUTING TO LEAN TRANSFORMATION IN INDIAN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
From URC Construction (P) Ltd
For their paper titled: ASSESSMENT OF LAST PLANNER® SYSTEM MATURITY & ENGAGEMENT OF PARTICIPANTS BY LINGUISTIC ACTION PERSPECTIVE APPROACH- A CASE STUDY