Workshop Day

Monday, June 26

Workshop Program  

Location: LILLIAD - Learning center innovation

Invitees: Open to public

Speakers: Guest Speakers from Lean Community (Research and Industry)

Structure: Presentations and Panel Discussions

Aim: Deliver Lean Values and Practices to Public Audience

Translation: During the Workshop Day, select workshops will have Eng-Fr simultaneous translation provided by ATI Traduction 

Morning Sessions : presentations confirmed so far... 

Session 1 : Lean & Circular design in the construction industry

Justine Laurent

Managing director at Circulab

Pedagogical Officer of the ESSEC - Global Circular Economy Chair

Philippe Drouillon

Certified Circulab Community member

Consultant in innovation & transformation

Justine Laurent is an experienced change maker specializing in circular design, with 8 years of expertise in circular economy and business design. She co-created the Circulab Toolbox and Circulab Academy, offering tools and training programs in multiple languages to accelerate the transition to the circular economy. Justine works as a consultant for the City of Paris, food companies, and entrepreneurs, focusing on single-use plastics, circular offers, and waste management. She also serves as a guest lecturer at various institutions and holds the position of Pedagogical Officer at ESSEC - Global Circular Economy Chair.

Philippe Drouillon, a Biochemistry engineer, worked extensively in diverse roles at the Solvay Group for over 20 years, including R&D, manufacturing, marketing, innovation, sustainability, and change management. In 2012, he founded Metamorphosis and now serves as an entrepreneur, consultant, coach, and trainer. He promotes co-operative models, advocating strategic sustainability approaches like the Circulab and Doughnut models. His expertise lies in sustainable business models, collective intelligence, agile methodologies, innovation, strategy implementation, and partnership building. He also teaches at ICHEC Brussels School of Management and IESEG Business School on topics such as sustainable business and circular economy.

During this 3-hour workshop you’ll understand and master tools of the circular design approach, applied to the construction industry.

This workshop is designed to be team-focus and dynamic and will be organized as following :

1.  Introduction : 




Session 2 : Adopting Lean Construction to build an efficient material strategy 


Founder & Director


Dominique RENARD-BRAZZI has 25 years of experience in transformation, innovation, and performance improvement in two sectors with strong constraints - automotive and construction. 

In 2019, she decided to create Afleya to help tackle the environmental challenge facing the construction industry.

As a follower of Lean management, her goal is to facilitate the environmental transition in the building industry by supporting professionals in their efforts to conserve resources through the reduction of waste and recovery of materials. 

She achieves this by sharing her expertise and simplifying the integration of environmental criteria into the renovation, demolition, or construction process.

In addition to founding and running Afleya, Dominique RENARD-BRAZZI is also a co-founder and Secretary General of the French Institute of Lean Construction (IFCL). 

She also teaches Lean Construction courses at the Ecole Centrale de Lille and at ENTPE.

1. Objective: 

The objective of this workshop is to explore how Lean methods and Lean Philosophy can be applied in the construction sector to improve process efficiency while reducing environmental impact.

2. Content: 

The workshop is organized through presentations and group discussions to enable participants to understand the key impact drivers of the lean philosophy on the envrionemental challenges and apply them in the construction sector. 

3. Expected results:

Participants should be able to understand how to apply Lean methods and the circular economy to optimize construction processes and reduce environmental impact. They should also be able to identify opportunities for improvement in their own construction projects and implement continuous improvement processes to achieve their goals.

Session 3 : Collaborative decision-making with Choosing by Advantages (CBA)

Annett Schöttle

Head of refine cell Munich

Dr.-Ing. Annett Schöttle is a partner at refine Projects AG, a business consultancy specializing in Lean Construction and Integrated Project Delivery. 

With a strong passion for transforming the construction industry, she focuses on improving teams and ensuring the successful delivery of projects. 

Annett is an accomplished researcher in the field of lean construction and collaboration, with expertise in decision-making processes, evident through her numerous published papers. 

As a trainer for Choosing by Advantages (CBA), she played a pivotal role in developing a concept for implementing CBA globally for a German automobile manufacturer. 

Additionally, Annett has guided teams in strategic decision-making using CBA and co-founded CollabDecisions, a platform aimed at sharing knowledge on collaborative decision-making approaches.

Choosing By Advantages (CBA) is a powerful system to make collaborative decisions for design and construction that aligns with lean thinking.

Project teams have to make many decisions; waiting for the owner or architect to make them in isolation is not a wise strategy. Teams that systematically use CBA in a collaborative fashion significantly decrease negative design iterations, save time and money for the owner, and reduce team frustration. CBA helps teams align on what is relevant, understand why decisions were made on a project, and find innovative design and construction solutions.

This workshop will provide the basis for CBA. Through exercises, we will discuss best practices to manage the decision-making process.

Learning objectives:

Session 4 : Beyond production lines - Perceptions of lean terminology from Japan

Ming Shan (Charmaine) Ng

Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan


University of British Columbia, Canada

Dr. Ming Shan (Charmaine) Ng is an associate professor in Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan. Dr. Charmaine Ng is an experienced architect who worked on several lean-based IPD projects including the Google Bay View Headquarter in California. She completed her PhD at ETH Zurich with research about industry-oriented integrated management in design for sustainable adoption of technologies and digital transformation. Her research foci in Japan include innovations in construction for Industry 5.0/Society 5.0 and integrated workflows in construction history.

Dr. Qian Chen is an assistant professor in University of British Columbia, Canada. Dr. Qian Chen completed her PhD at ETH Zurich with research about systematic approaches to enabling digital supply chain coordination in construction projects when utilizing lean production methods, BIM techniques and optimization algorithms. Her research foci in Canada include digital technologies, optimizing algorithms and project management methods to enable collaboration among stakeholders while accelerating the digital transformation of construction projects.


The objective of this workshop is to explore together how lean terminology from Japan are being perceived in our everyday life beyond the factory’s production lines; and how the various perceptions can be related to our everyday design and construction work.

Programme Rundown


A list of preliminary findings on stakeholders‘ perceptions towards the lean concepts and terminologies as well as how those relate to implementation of lean workflows in everyday design and construction work.

Afternoon Site Tours : Scientific & Industrial Visit (Under Construction)

For workshop participants, a visit of your choice will be included in the programme. 

You will register for the visit at the reception desk when you receive your badge.

Industry & Site visits Program

2:00 - 6:00 pm : Proposal No. 1 - The Arques Crystal Factory

2:00 - 6:00 pm : Proposal No. 2 -The Toyota Factory

2:00 - 6:00 pm : Proposal No. 3 - The Historical Mining Centre in Lewarde

2:00 - 6:00 pm : Proposal No. 4 - The Paris 2024 Athletes' Village by Delta Partners

2:00 - 6:00 pm : Proposal No. 5 - Under Study

Proposal No. 1 - The Arques Crystal Factory

This town in the Pas-de-Calais, not far from Saint-Omer, is the seat of world-renowned know-how. Founded in 1825, the very first crystal glassworks were created and developed rapidly thanks to innovative technologies. Specialising in tableware, the Arques crystal glassworks opens its doors to you for a total immersion in its activity. Discover the manufacturing techniques, visit a production unit in full activity which takes you from the drop of molten glass to the finished product. This visit is punctuated by explanatory panels allowing you to know everything about the workings of the factory.

Photos, credit, Arques Crystal Factory

Bus transport provided. Limited to 50 people.

Departure by bus from the Cité Scientifique at 14:00.

Return to Lille-Centre around 18:00

Proposal No. 2 - The Toyota Factory

The Japanese manufacturer's factory based in Onnaing near Valenciennes has become the leading car factory in France with 260,000 vehicles produced, 50,000 more than in 2021. Toyota's only site in France has carried out work to concentrate vehicle assembly on a single line, reducing the site's production capacity to 400,000 vehicles per year.

Photo, credit, Toyota

Bus transport provided. Limited to 20 people.

Departure by Bus from the Cité Scientifique at 14:00.

Return to Lille-Centre around 18:00 

Proposal No. 3 - The Historical Mining Centre in Lewarde

In the heart of the Hauts-de-France region, come and discover the world of mining at the Centre Historique Minier, the largest mining museum in France! Located on the Delloye pit, an industrial site that was in operation from 1931 to 1971, it is one of the remarkable sites of the Nord-Pas de Calais mining basin, which is on UNESCO's World Heritage List. Immerse yourself in the world of the mine with a guided tour of the coal mining sites: from site to site, in the company of a cultural mediator, travel through time from the time of Germinal to the end of coal mining in 1990. Then complete your discovery with a free visit of the exhibitions and industrial buildings. Large thematic exhibitions take you on a unique human and industrial adventure. Discover the industrial buildings such as the bathroom, the lamp factory and the stable.

Photos, credit Centre Historique Minier

Bus transport provided. Limited to 25 people.

Departure by bus from the Cité Scientifique at 14:00.

Return to Lille-Centre around 18:00

Proposal No. 4 - The Paris 2024 Athletes' Village by Delta Partners

The Paris 2024 Athletes' Village is an expansive real estate complex encompassing 24 buildings, occupying a construction area exceeding 50,000m². Within this development, you will find two office buildings, a 150-room hotel, a 140-room university residence, an impressive aquatic center, a vibrant arts center, and an array of 14 residential buildings comprising a total of 350 units. Notably, the project is meticulously designed and efficiently managed using innovative lean methods by Delta Partners - Lean Construction, ensuring optimal functionality and sustainability for the athletes' village.

Proposal No. 5 - Under Study

Workshop Day Committee

Dorra Karmaoui 

PhD Student

 Centrale LILLE

IGLC-31 Workshop Day Committee Chair

Ming Shan (Charmaine) Ng

Associate Professor 

 Kyoto Institute of Technology

IGLC-31 Workshop Day Committee mEMBER

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Lille, France