Industrialized construction and pre-fabrication are hot topics in the commercial construction industry. If you are involved in an IPD project or are deploying other lean construction practices on your project, such as the Last Planner System, Target Value Design, or flow improvement methods, you have certainly come across the idea. […]
Dominic Desmarais P.Eng. is a Canadian Professional Engineer with 20 years of industry experience in deploying lean thinking as a project manager and senior leader in both manufacturing and construction. He has a technical background in industrial engineering and a specialization in the design of production systems. In his work, Dominic has experienced the ups and downs of business cycles in different marketplaces along with various levels of success with the deployment of progressive management practices such as lean management. He participated in the integration of lean thinking in several companies such as a vertically integrated Design-Builder-Owner-Operator, where he became the senior leader of their modular construction operation. He has since been working for general contractors, helping project teams with the deployment of lean thinking and practices such as IPD, TVD and LPS. Dominic’s curiosity and relentless desire to improve business performance makes him a long-term student, intense thinker, and passionate promoter of progressive management practices. He currently lives in Edmonton and travels across North America to support the deployment of lean and IPD for Graham Construction and Engineering.