Contents Lean Construction Ireland Annual Book of Cases 2020 6 Case 1 Mace Technology Ireland (Mace) has been established in Ireland for over 10 years and has constructed two of Ireland’s largest and most prestigious projects, namely Dublin Airport Terminal 2 and Project Cln, a hyper-scale data centre campus in Clonee, Co Meath. Mace operates not only as a general contractor here in Ireland, but also provides professional construction services such as cost management and programme management for blue-chip clients such as Microsoft, Irish Water, Citrix, and Invesco. The Digital Control Room Mace deploy a collaborative approach to manage the programme and production control management system. Mace has learned that Visual Management (VM) tools are key to identify and focus on critical areas to manage risks and opportunities in production control. VM is identified as an important tool to develop a high-performance multi-disciplined team. To assist the forming of the team, a “Big Room” environment was developed to allow teams to communicate and collaborate effectively, to develop a learning work environment,and to build trust and promote transparency between teams. The control room allowed multi-disciplined teams to communicate and collaborate so as to better manage project risks and identify opportunities for project improvements. This approach broke down barriers and allowed teams to integrate and identify areas to focus on collectively. The control room dashboard meeting was a structured meeting where in package information was formatted and presented similarly across all packages. The information was displayed on a series of magnetic whiteboards with marked-up drawings and pdf worksheets to show the current state of the packages. Here, package information could be presented and interrogated in a collaborative fashion. However, as the teams became more disciplined, it became apparent that the volume of data that was being collected on the project could not be displayed and updated efficiently in the room. As a result, it was difficult to effectively manage a hyper-scale data centre using analogue tools.Therefore, a digital collaboration control room was developed. Company Overview Mace mace.ie Overview & Background to the Lean Initiative Lean Initiative Undertaken – Lean Thinking, Tools, Techniques Kevin McHugh Author Figure 1. Lean Construction Principles Figure 2. Digital Control Room