Now more than ever, the construction industry faces flatlining productivity, skills shortages, and an abundance of quality issues. These further result in delays, increased costs, lost margins, and damaged reputations that can affect future growth.

These challenges can be tackled by utilising best practice examples, reflecting upon our own experiences, and collectively shaping the way forward. In response, BBI facilitates a ‘Construction to Production’ Masterclass in partnership with Toyota Deeside Engine Plant with options for both one and two-day workshops available.

Toyota’s Engine Plant in North Wales provides a best-practice example of a world-class production facility. As well as providing an insight into the DNA of the Toyota Production System, our sector specialists facilitate sessions to identify how we can tailor these principles to the challenges in the Built Environment. Particularly impacting offsite and near-site prefabricated modular assembly, logistics and the productivity challenge.

The aims of the one-day workshop are:

  • See first-hand the Toyota culture and way of working –  “Toyota Production System (TPS)”
  • Understand the transition required for a “Construction to Production” mindset
  • Inspire attendees to deploy the practical tools and techniques of TPS within their organisations

Who is the masterclass designed for?

Directors, Company Owners, Operational Leaders, Project Managers and other Key Decision Makers able to influence the culture and business strategy within their organisations…

Some previous workshop feedback includes:

“Great to see a different industry in action. Lots to learn from.”

“The whole day was excellent. Really good balance of theory and seeing practical application.”

“Seeing & hearing directly from an exceptional team on the continuous drive to quality improvement.”

Andy Alder’s 7 lessons civil engineers can learn from Toyota’s Manufacturing Process:

The two-day Workshop offering

The two-day offering provides a deeper learning experience across the 2 days, helping attendees to visualise the leadership requirements for successful adoption and also formulate a prioritised improvement plan for their areas of responsibility. This has been developed as a result of the excellent feedback we have received.

Marc Roberts commented “It’s no secret that Toyota have the best production system in the world. This was certainly true when I was first exposed to TPS as a young engineer designing production lines across their Tier 1 supply chain, it was true 10 years later when I introduced teams of Steel Makers, to learn first-hand how the principles of TPS can greatly benefit them. Today over 25 years since I was first exposed to the power of TPS, they still have the best production system in the world. In the quest to transition construction to a highly productive production environment, there is no better place to take senior leaders across the construction sector to see first-hand the simplicity of the Toyota Way and understand how we can apply the core principles to deliver a step change improvement across the construction sector. All together learning from the best, blending with sector experience and forging a better way for construction.”

Register Interest:

We are excited to be facilitating several 1 and 2-day sessions throughout the year, bringing together leadership teams of leading organisations. If you’re interested in joining us, register your interest here: