Transforming the Construction Sector using Lean and Process Automation

Date - Wed 11 Mar 2020

Time - 1.00 pm

Duration - 1 hour

Cost - Free

Disabled access? - Yes

Venue - The Council Chambers, The Old Fire Station


Inaugural Salford Professorial Lecture: Professor Zeeshan Aziz, Professor in Construction and Project Management

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Transforming Construction Sector using  Lean and Process Automation  

In comparison with manufacturing sectors, the construction industry has recorded consistently low levels of productivity growth, huge waste and poor safety record, often leading to significant project cost, time and budget delays and sub optimal performance of infrastructure life-cycle and energy performance. This impacts a large part of the economy, which is reliant on services and outputs produced by the construction industry. With significant planned spending by current Government in housing and infrastructure, the industry is facing increasing pressure to improve efficiency and productivity to provide better whole life value to its clients. Also, there is an increasing societal expectations due to climate change, resource scarcity and disruptive innovation. In this backdrop, talk will present a vision of the future and analyse relevance of Lean and Process Automation principles, to guide the construction sector through this time of rapid change.

About Professor Zeeshan Aziz

Professor  Zeeshan Aziz joined University of Salford  in 2010 as a lecturer in Construction Management. Since joining the University, he has established a significant level of research independence, evidenced by securing a research income in excess of  £1.5 million and supervision of 20  PhD students. His research focus is in areas of construction informatics, process modelling and productivity enhancement.

Aligned with University ICZ strategy, Zeeshan has attracted funding from major UK infrastructure clients and tier 1 contractors, having successfully delivered numerous  enterprise sponsored research projects. He actively remained involved in various teaching and training activities sponsored by industry sponsors. His industry engagement has helped enrich both teaching and research within the School of Science, Engineering and Environment.

A key focus of Zeeshan’s global engagement has been to share UK best practices in infrastructure development with developing economies. He has completed various international collaborative research  projects with collaborators in Jordan, China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Turkey and Pakistan. His overseas engagement provided a training opportunity for over 200 academics and early career researchers from both the University of Salford, other UK universities and overseas partner institutions

He has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and conferences and has guest edited two special issues of prestigious journals. His academic leadership includes being an external reviewer for research proposals, academic journals and an external examiner at various universities.

Join us for this inspirational lecture on 11th March in The Council Chambers, Old Fire Station at 1pm.

Registration from 12.30pm, Lecture will start promptly at 1pm.

Please join us for light refreshments following the lecture in Albert Adams Room.

If you have any questions or access requirements please get in touch with the Events Team on events@salford.ac.uk or 0161 295 5241.

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Emily Thomas