Companies operating in the construction industry need to increasingly rely on innovation and continuous improvement to remain competitive. Innovation in construction can be defined as the successful development and/or implementation of new ideas, products, processes, or practices in order to improve organizational efficiency and performance. Despite its importance, the application of innovation in the built environment is not very common. A lack of innovation culture leads to projects being unable to promptly respond to problems, constraints, and opportunities, which are vital for achieving a sustainable competitive advantage. The webinar will focus on discussing the attributes, process, and significance of establishing an innovation culture in construction projects.

The participants will understand the concepts of innovation culture and how to foster a continuous improvement culture in construction projects to enhance technology adoption & innovation in construction projects.

About the speaker

Tony Jacob, Director, Constask Management Solutions LLP is a seasoned Civil Engineer and Management consultant with over 22 years of experience in the construction industry. He holds PMP®, PMI-PBA®, PMI-CPTM, PMI-SCPTM (Senior Construction Professional) certifications in Project Management, CM-Lean, LCI- CPC (Construction Professional) certifications in Lean Construction and Lean Expert, Lean Six Sigma Green belt certifications in Lean Management. Tony provides management consulting services in India, UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar, focusing on enhancing the Construction Project Delivery System. He works with organizations in various sectors of the construction industry to develop management skills, improve productivity, optimize processes, enhance technology adoption, streamline project control measures, resolve project delivery challenges, and improve project performance. Tony is a Fellow member of Institution of Engineers (India) and an active member of the Lean Construction & Project Management communities, and serving in volunteer positions. He welcomes LinkedIn network connections and his profile can be found at https://www.linkedin.com/in/tonyjacob/