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Leading Edge Group supports Construction sector organisations to achieve operational excellence; increased capacity; enhanced productivity and levels of service; cost savings/avoidance; increased customer and employee satisfaction; among other improvements.

We provide training programs and improvement consultancy support, specifically designed for the sector, empowering staff at all levels to achieve positive change.

The Construction industry has a need to be as efficient with their resources and staff as possible when in times where there is such huge demand and few resources.

Operational excellence in construction refers to the application of best practices and efficient processes to improve the performance of a construction project. It involves implementing systems and procedures that optimize efficiency, quality, safety, and overall project delivery.

There are several key principles and strategies that are commonly used to achieve operational excellence in construction, including:

  • Lean construction: This philosophy emphasizes the elimination of waste and the maximization of efficiency in the construction process, with techniques such as just-in-time inventory management and value stream mapping.
  • Integrated project delivery: This approach involves bringing together all stakeholders in a construction project, including owners, designers, builders, and suppliers, to work as a cohesive team to achieve the project’s goals.
  • Project management: Effective project management involves setting clear goals, developing detailed plans, monitoring progress, and adjusting as needed to ensure that a project is completed on time, within budget, and to the satisfaction of all stakeholders.
  • Quality management: This involves implementing systems and procedures to ensure that the project meets or exceeds the expectations of all stakeholders in terms of quality and performance.
  • Safety Management: Implementing a comprehensive safety management program is key for a successful project, including the identification and assessment of potential hazards, and the implementation of controls to minimize the risk of injury or harm.
  • Data and technology: The integration of data and technology can be a powerful tool for achieving operational excellence in construction. For example, building information modeling (BIM) can be used to improve communication and collaboration among team members, while advanced data analytics can help identify and mitigate project risks.

Operational excellence in construction is an ongoing process, and companies must continuously strive to improve and optimize their operations.

We help the Construction sector to develop and enhance a culture of continuous improvement through Lean and Agile certification programs and tailor-made Lean training courses.

Lean Construction Courses

Over the past 27 years our consulting team has successfully worked with a range of Construction sector clients. Our approach is based on a collaborative, partnership-driven working style; effective stakeholder engagement, knowledge transfer and consensus building to develop an optimal future state that will best meet the needs of the organization.

Our Construction clients are achieving real, sustainable results:

Savings of €350k in a Lean Plus engagement.

Streamlining business processes and savings of over €250k during a Lean Transform.

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Request a Proposal

Leading Edge Group can assess the unique needs of your construction organization and provide you with a tailored proposal. Please get in touch with us to find out more.

Practical Training Programs

Our training programs are suitable for all Construction sector employees who wish to fully understand the advantages available from Lean and Lean Agile construction techniques. We can also provide tailor-made programs that focus on a specific tool or technique – for example, Lean strategic planning and deployment; value stream mapping; 5S; visual management; etc.

Agile Belt Certification

Agile is a proven way to transform your organization, encourage innovation and accelerate a culture where everyone is working better, smarter and more efficiently. We have developed a portfolio of Agile support programs and services to enable organizations to build standard capabilities and maximize the execution of improvements depending on your requirements.

Consultancy Support

Leading Edge Group delivers both strategic and operational consulting for Construction sector organizations.

Establishing a Lean Deployment and Management System

Inclusive of vision and strategy; governance; capability building model; measurement framework; stakeholder engagement plan and deployment roadmap.

Lean Transform

Our transformation framework is designed to support the individual needs of each organization. This journey takes your organization from daily firefighting and silo managed processes to work area self-reliance and sustained growth.

Lean Performance Improvement

Leading Edge Group provides both structured Lean consulting programs and tailored support for your organization. Our Lean Start and Plus programs introduce Lean to your organization through facilitating short and medium sized process improvements built around a framework for further progression. We can also provide expertise to support specific continuous improvement initiatives including service delivery reviews and specific Lean improvement initiatives.

Research and Evaluation

We provide qualitative and quantitative research services that help organizations make data-informed decisions and improve programs and services. Our services include digital and continuous improvement assessments; commercial feasibility studies and specific health check diagnostics to measure baseline performance of relevant processes and services.

Lean Digital Transformation

Lean Digital transformation is the process of using Lean practices and digital technologies to improve operational performance and customer experiences. It will drive innovation across your teams and enable you to successfully evolve your organization. Our 5D approach to digital transformation integrates seamlessly with our Lean Transformation framework to deliver an integrated model for your organization.


Agile is a proven way to transform your organization, encourage innovation and accelerate a culture where everyone is working better, smarter and more efficiently. We have developed a portfolio of Agile support programs and services to enable organizations to build capabilities and maximize the execution of improvements.

Led by Experts

Our experts have significant experience in delivering process and quality improvement consulting, facilitation and training across diverse stakeholder groups from all levels across the Construction sector.

All Experts

Pat is our senior transformation practitioner with the ability to connect with all levels of an organisation, from C-suite in developing strategy and direction, to front line coaching & mentoring, imparting expertise to enable self-sustaining teams. Pat’s expertise is in operational excellence and advising on change management & strategy with…

Joe has a First Class Engineering Degree from University College Cork, Ireland and a MBA from the Open University. Joe has over 30 years’ hands-on experience at process improvement, including the practical application of Lean and Six Sigma methodologies. Before his mentoring and training work he had international responsibilities in…

Our Clients

We work with staff at all levels and functions of the organization, from Operations Managers to front-line staff. We’ve helped both large and small enterprises across Canada, Ireland and Australia with their Continuous Improvement efforts.

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Any questions?

If you have any further questions, or want to register a group, get in touch:

Europe – Ireland

Charter House Cobh,
Co. Cork,
P24 R960

Tel: +353 (21) 4855863


North America – Canada

60 St. Clair Avenue East Suite 805,
Toronto, ON,
M4T 1N5,

Tel: +1 (416) 637 5074


Oceania – Australia

LEI Group Australia
1/76 Heller St
VIC 3055

Tel: + 61 (03) 9854 6136