May 9, 2017 by Corinne Lynds
Toronto, ON – The Lean Construction Institute of Canada (LCI-C), a special committee of the Canadian Construction Association (CCA), has appointed Bob Hildenbrandt as co-chair of its council at its annual general meeting, held in conjunction with the 2017 conference. Bob will share the chair’s role with Kathleen Lausman, a former Nunavut deputy minister of community and government services and takes over the position from Serge Massicotte, president of Massicotte Construction.
Bob is vice-president, business development with Graham Construction as well as a current board and executive committee member of the CCA. He is chair of the CCA Innovation and Technology Committee and served 2014 – 2017 as the chair for the Institute for BIM in Canada and its council buildingSMART Canada.
In his address to the annual general meeting, Bob highlighted Lean’s importance and the momentum that it is experiencing in Canada and worldwide. “As a newcomer to this council, it has been fantastic to see the enthusiasm about Lean in our industry. I am very excited to be stepping into this new role with LCI-C and to work with our council to help transform our industry.”
Bob’s co-chair Kathleen remarked on all the exciting things that LCI-C has coming up in the near future, the launch of our certification program among them, and said: “Bob brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience. I, and the entire council, look forward to working with Bob to advance the adoption of Lean construction in Canada.”
The Lean Construction Institute of Canada (LCI-C) was established in 2015 to help transform the building industry in Canada by making a difference in how projects are planned, designed and managed, in all forms of project delivery. Lean construction embodies the principles of Lean, and can help deliver construction projects more efficiently, while increasing productivity in all aspects of a project. Its principles are already being utilized in other industries, and projects around the world are benefiting from the use of Lean Construction. LCI-C is dedicated to sharing and promoting Lean Construction principles in all aspects of building, including new approaches to planning and control, the use of cross-functional teams, the utilization of modeling in project definition and design, and new tools for production workflow in construction. lcicanada.ca
SOURCE: Lean Construction Institute of Canada