Nicole Preston IEng MSc MICE, Head of Benefits and Improvements- Integrated Delivery Team

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    Business Improvement Manager for Balfour Beatty, with 12 years experience in the construction industry, BSc, MSc in Construction Management at Loughborough University, APMP Accredited and an Incorporated Engineer. She is currently a Senior Leader, Head of Benefits and Improvement for the A14 Huntingdon to Cambridge Project, the largest construction project in the UK for Highways England worth £1.5billion. Key roles Lean, Efficiencies, Benefits, Change Management, Performance, Improvement and Engineering.Combining technical knowledge and understanding to the needs of the client, leading a team to deliver Benefits, CPF, Performance Improvement and Lean Implementation. Utilising Lean Six Sigma methodologies, a dedicated professional who can drive and enhance the culture of continuous improvement across the business. Responsible to ensure project teams are able to effectively implement lean tools including Collaborative planning, supply chain workshops (people, performance, improvement), Daily Lean Visual Management Meetings (LVM) and Last Planner. Now working with Balfour Beatty Directors to engage every member of the UK construction company to increase production and remove waste from their daily activities/processes, delivering sustainable operational excellence improvements.

    As proven by past achievements she is passionate about the civil engineering profession and career with Balfour Beatty.  Good, effective communication backed by sound knowledge and experience has produced excellent results, supporting others to influence Engineering knowledge and high standard of performance, demonstrating the benefits of Lean thinking and business improvement.

    Talk Title:

    How to role out Lean on a £1.5billion construction project


    The talk is about how Lean has been rolled out on the A14 Huntingdon to Cambridge Project. How the team was put together, what was is involved, How the Lean Strategy was written and rolled out to total construction team (including Supply Chain) of 1800 people. What lean tools and techniques where used, cost benefits realised from these lean projects. Ending with how the knowledge is transferred and shared with other projects.