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Construction Lean Improvement Programme (CLIP)

Lean Construction

The Construction Lean Improvement Programme (CLIP) was created in 2003 to support the UK construction industry in its drive, inspired by the Egan report 'Rethinking Construction', to improve its financial performance, provide a better product and service to its customers, and cope with a skills shortage. CLIP operates across the whole construction supply chain, from raw materials processors to clients. It provides the knowledge and practical skills needed to make change happen and to bring about real business benefit.

CLIP has created a number of programmes, tailored to the needs of construction but based on a successful Common Approach used across UK industry, that enable companies to make real and measurable improvements to Quality, Cost and Delivery performance, and to improve partnerships with customers and suppliers.

The programmes share the common theme of being practical activities implemented at the workplace, from site to boardroom, delivered with a hands-on approach by dedicated CLIP Engineers. They work directly with the company's staff or project team members to create sustainable change and to communicate the benefits.

CLIP activities are tailored to the needs of the organisations we are working for. Typical products include:

  • Product and process benchmarking and recommendations
  • Strategy development programme - leadership, business planning tools, policy deployment
  • Process improvement masterclass
  • Supply chain and supplier development programme
  • Communications, teamwork and team-leader training
  • Lean assessment
  • Company and project team roll-out programmes

For more details on lean construction and the services offered by CLIP please see our series of leaflets (as PDF files) in the Related Files box to the right.

BTEC in Construction Lean Improvement Techniques
A new BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award in Construction Lean Improvement Techniques has been established by CLIP in partnership with RDI and the national awarding body Edexcel. For more information on BTEC.             Read more...

Construction Lean Awareness Workshops (CLAW) A training session designed to help your company learn the principles of lean, applied through CLIP and make a real difference.  Read More

We also have the YellowJacket Process Improvement tool, based on Lean Construction Principles