EGLC brings new knowledge and best practices to the European construction industry from leading international experts and frontrunners.

European Group for Lean Construction (EGLC) is a network of practitioners, consultants, academics, and students in the construction industry that meet to share, listen, learn, and debate strategies to develop and implement lean thinking in construction.

At the conference on Wednesday, April 17 in Copenhagen, Denmark, you will have a great opportunity to inspire and be inspired by colleagues who are applying lean in day-to-day construction. EGLC is an excellent networking opportunity as well.

Be inspired and be a part of the strengthened international cooperation

EGLC24 will help raise awareness of Lean Construction as a method and as a catalyst for improved construction processes. There is a need for strengthened international cooperation, and hence we have invited leading international experts and frontrunners to provide input to the entire European construction industry.

This is why we will (re)start “The European Group for Lean Construction” with a one-day international conference on April 17. The conference will act as a new starting point for:

  • Spreading the knowledge of the most valuable experiences within Lean Construction from European countries
  • Documenting concrete applications and results with Lean Construction in the form of best practices

This one-day conference is for everyone who is part of the value chain of the construction process and who holds an interest in developing the construction sector and working with Lean Construction methods.

Who will attend?

The conference is part of a reboot of the European Group for Lean Construction. Practitioners, consultants, academics, and students from Denmark, Germany, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Ireland, the UK, and other countries will participate on this day in Copenhagen.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Thomas Bär, German Lean Construction Institute
  • Pekka Petäjäniemi, Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency FTIA, LCI Finland
  • Rob Walley, LCI-UK
  • Paul Ebbs, Head of Lean Deployment, SMP Alliance and Technical Director, Lean Coach at WSP UK
  • Kristian Birch Pedersen, Master in IT, ph.d. CEO & Founder, Exigo A/S
  • Morten Skaarup Jensen, LCI Denmark
Program, April 17

09.00: Breakfast and network

10.00: Latest experiences , trends, and best results within Lean Construction from a European perspective (part I)

How do the national Lean Construction chapters operate, what is the vision, mission, and ideas to increase reach and what is their current best practice?

Short presentations from the international experts and frontrunners in the European lean construction community.

11.15: Break and network

11.30: Session and workshop: Takt planning

Development and latest trends within Lean Construction and Takt planning.

The session is facilitated by Kristian Birch Pedersen, Master in IT, ph.d. CEO & Founder, Exigo A/S

13.00: Lunch

14.00: Latest experiences, trends, and best results within Lean Construction from a European perspective (part II)

15.00: Session and workshop: The lean transformation model

Motivating people to deploy lean. ISO 18404:2015 defines the competencies for the attainment of specific levels of competency with regards to Six Sigma, Lean, and “Lean & Six Sigma” in individuals, e.g. Black Belt, Green Belt, and Lean practitioners and their organizations.

The session is facilitated by Paul Ebbs, Head of Lean Deployment, SMP Alliance and Technical Director, Lean Coach at WSP UK. Paul is an ISO 18404 RSS (Royal Statistical Society) Certified Lean Expert.

16.30: End of the conference-program

All conference guest has free access to the DANISH ARCHITECTURE CENTER the whole day: Link

18.00: Dinner (You must register separately for the dinner. See registration form below)

The program will be updated with more details shortly.

The conference is an open event. Though LCI Denmark is organizing the conference, the content is planned in collaboration with Lean Construction organizations across Europe.

It is not possible to participate in the conference online.

EGLC Business Meeting, April 18

09.00-11.30: EGLC Business Meeting. The business meeting takes place Thursday in the meeting room ‘Los Angeles’, Fæstningens Materialgård, Frederiksholms Kanal 30, 1220 København K. It is possible to participate in the meeting online.


Conference Location: Danish Architecture Centre, Bryghusgade 10, 1473 Copenhagen

Prices and registration:

EGLC-Conference April 17: €165 + VAT

EGLC-Conference April 17 (student): €100 + VAT

Conference dinner April 17: €95

EGLC Business meeting April 18: Free

Registration deadline: April 10.


EGLC: Dr. Bhargav Dave,

LCI Denmark: Morten Skaarup Jensen:






Participants at the EGLC are offered a 15% discount for booking accommodation at the Scandic Palace Hotel during the conference week. You’ll receive a code when registering for the conference. Link: Scandic Palace Hotel

The hotel is within walking distance of the conference room.


Sustainable Project Leadership Summit

Further to this conference, we want to highlight the Sustainable Project Leadership Summit, where LCI Denmark is a partner, on April 16. Here is a link to the conference.