Under 40s of the mid-Island learn about lean construction at Mentor Breakfast

The VICA U40 Central Island network hosted a sold-out, lean construction-focused Mentor Breakfast on May 3, 2018.

All 60 seats in the Nanaimo Golf Club filled up quickly as young professionals from the mid-island were eager to hear what Christy Nikel of LEAN U had to say. The application of Lean Construction principles within the industry has gained considerable traction over the last decade due to the need for productivity gains and shortened lead times. 

“It was great to connect with so many people from the industry over an awesome breakfast, at such a great venue. The topic was very relevant to our industry," said Yosef Suna, Project Manager at Knappett Industries.

Christy went on to discuss the seven types of waste, and which types of waste to tackle first. She also shared how she implemented effective planning solutions on some of the largest construction projects in British Columbia.

The group was passionate and engaged throughout her presentation, asking great questions and sharing their own experiences with lean construction. After the presentation, some participants carried on with Lean-related discussions, while others exchanged business cards and a handshake before heading off to work for the day.

Tyler Cody, of Osprey Electric, was particularly thrilled about the event: “That was excellent! I’m looking to hire Christy to help launch Lean within my company."

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U40 Central Island Mentor Breakfast     

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