Alan Mossman is Managing Director of The Change Business Ltd, a lean design and construction consultancy. He is an occasional author and professor of lean construction at universities such as Loughborough and Nottingham Trent. If BIM is about technology, then lean is about the people who use that technology! Alan Mossman tells us about it today, through his favourite field, lean construction.
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Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France wins Operational Excellence Award
Wednesday February 7th, 2018
Bouygues Construction renews its Top Employers France certification
Of the 78 companies awarded, Bouygues Construction was once again the only one from the construction sector. The certification was awarded after studying the company’s HR procedures, and attests to the quality of its practices, talent management, onboarding and training.
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Sustainable constructionBrézillon Environnement collaborates with Hésus to process inert soil from sites
This is THE major international innovation event that cannot be missed: VivaTech is back for a 3rd edition, from 24 to 26 May. Surrounded by partner start-ups, Bouygues Construction will be there to present its innovative technologies and services for well-being on and around its construction sites.
The need to make cities denser and to develop original tools for collaboration is giving rise to new ways of approaching the design of urban planning and housing. There are two objectives: to get citizens involved in urban projects that affect them directly; and, in parallel, to promote the design of open and custom collective housing in their own image.
Bouygues Construction and Centrale Lille recently inaugurated the Construction 4.0 Chair, a partnership that represents the culmination of a 15-year relationship widely supported by the region and city. Two theses are already in the works. We met with the PhD students behind them.
With environmental issues changing sites, Hésus offers construction industry professionals the chance to improve the management of excavated material using recovery solutions, combined with logistical expertise. This collaboration is already under way on Brézillon Environnement’s construction sites!
A first for France. In September, social housing in Nantes will be built using an industrial 3D printer.
On October 19, the new Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Marrakech was opened to the public. This haute-couture museum was imagined by the Studio KO architects, and designed & built by the teams of BYMARO, the Moroccan subsidiary of Bouygues Construction. This inauguration, which has received international media attention, is for BYMARO, the end of an exciting journey to deliver an exclusive and high end project to one of their most discerning clients.
Built in the port of Saint-Nazaire, Floatgen, France’s first floating wind turbine, has taken a new major step forward. The concrete foundation was floated on 23 August after a construction process which began in the autumn of 2016.
For almost two years, Bouygues Construction has been leveraging Open Innovation in order to increase its competitiveness. Roland Le Roux, head of the Open Innovation team in the Innovation and Sustainable Development Department, discusses the challenges involved in this initiative that allows Bouygues Construction to be one step ahead of the competition.