Lean Construction

Tim Kelly Group uses lean construction techniques such as Last-Planner, Seven Waste Elimination, and 5S Workplace Organisation to obtain the highest possible levels of safety and productivity.

We are proud to be one of the first companies to receive accreditation for company lean practitioners by the Royal Statistical Society.

Our Operational Team have completed training to become Lean Practitioners. As a result, the Lean Philosophy is integrated into our business culture and day to day operations. By adopting the Lean Construction approach it ensures quality standards continue to meet the highest industry standards.

This management system also ensures business processes are continually improved so that services are provided are:

Environmentally responsible and protective

Carried out to the highest safety standards

Building Information Modelling (BIM)

All our in-house practices and procedures are developed in line with ISO 19650-2 standards to demonstrate that we can deliver projects utilising Building Information Modelling (BIM) to BIM level 2 standard.

Our Work Process

Our working process is based on the PLAN-DO-CHECK-ACT approach which helps us to plan our working process in accordance with client requirements defined in EIR (Exchange Information Requirements) in order to deliver information in time while keeping high quality of delivery. Benefits of this approach are that we are able to plan what information is required, why it is required, who is responsible for providing the information, when and how it will be delivered. All tasks are then captured in TIDP (Task Information Delivery Plan) which will be a part of client’s MIDP (Master Information Delivery Plan).Once TIDP is in place, we can start project coordination with confidence that each stakeholder on the project will have an understanding of the specific task and what he should do. Our standard practice is to conduct a kick-off meeting that would involve the engagement of the project team which includes project managers, engineers and BIM team. The task team manager on the job would run through the model highlighting areas that may be of concern and giving all project stakeholders a general feel for the project. This ensures a better understanding of space, plantroom areas, risers and constructability requirements in general.

Bringing the model from design stage to handover we aim to have as many checks as possible to ensure that construction develops as smoothly as possible. In the pre-construction stage we always make sure that information received is correct, through the model sustainability checks which would cover model integrity, validation against requirements, responsibility matrix for each stage & level of information needed. Beside that, we always have standard method procedures and technical & quality checks by our senior engineers. As we work through a model from the design phase, we generally look at booking a space and proving the design at LOD 300 within the given spaces provided. Following this, we further develop the model engaging with other project stakeholders to coordinate the model MEP services to the specific project requirements as defined in the responsibility matrix document.

Coordination process is an ongoing process and the information is constantly updated. It is important to act to every issue as soon as possible in the specific project stage in order to avoid delays in construction. This is where we are using model segregation as our primary approach where we are defining priority areas in the building which are usually following construction progress of the building. This helps us to deliver high quality information in a short period of time without affecting the construction process. To ensure compliance on the project delivery, as each area is completed the area will be scanned and the model compared to as build condition.

All our project documentation is delivered from the model and is provided on-site to ensure that the information is transferred from the model to the floor. To ensure that everyone is working with the latest information we have our internal CDE system in place – ACC Docs on the Autodesk Construction Cloud. This allows for smooth information flow between all parties involved. Our CDE system makes a connection between site and office to ensure high quality construction with no need for re-works on site.

Tim Kelly Group currently has a team of 2 BIM Modellers with a master degree in engineering and years of experience in BIM.