International Group for Lean Construction 27th Annual Conference

Dublin, Ireland 1st – 7th of July

Founded in 1993, the IGLC ( is an international network of researchers from practice and academia in architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) who feel that the practice, education, and research of the AEC industry have to be radically renewed in order to respond to the global challenges ahead.

The goal of the IGLC is to better meet customer demands and dramatically improve the AEC process as well as the product. To achieve this, the IGLC are developing new principles and methods for product development and production management specifically tailored to the AEC industry, but akin to those defining lean production that proved to be so successful in manufacturing.

The distinguishing trait of this Group is its emphasis on theory. The IGLC’s view that the lack of an explicit theory of construction has been a major bottleneck for the progress in the AEC field. Conversely, they assume that the clarification of the theoretical foundation of construction, along with principles and methods emanating from the new foundation, would be the most effective means for the renewal of the AEC industry.

Annual conferences are the main activity of the IGLC, and their locations rotate amongst the continents. In 2019 the IGLC International Conference will come to Europe, specifically Dublin, Ireland and promises to be the most forward thinking event on the International calendar for that year.

Hosted over a 7 day period the 2019 event will incorporate Workshop Day, Industry Day, Research Conference and Summer School. Plus many social activities designed to provide our international attendees a taste of the “Green Isle”.

Monday 1st JulyTuesday 2nd JulyWednesday 3rd JulyThursday 4th JulyFriday 5th JulySaturday 6th JulySunday 7th July
Dublin CastleCroke ParkCroke ParkCroke ParkCroke ParkWITWIT
9.00amWorkshop 1Industry DayResearch ConferenceResearch ConferenceResearch ConferenceSummer SchoolSummer School
Workshop 2
2.00pmWorkshop 3
Workshop 4IGLC
Business Meeting
Gemba 1
5.00pmGemba 2
Drinks & WelcomeStadium TourTCD DinnerEvening Dinner