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Lean Construction Institute Honors Balfour Beatty US’ Bevan Mace with Chairman’s Award
October 19, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Lean Construction Institute (LCI) has recognized Balfour Beatty US’ Bevan Mace, Ph.D., with its 2017 Chairman’s Award in recognition of his significant contributions to LCI and the industry as a whole. The annual award is granted to individuals or an organization that has assisted LCI in transforming the built environment through Lean construction techniques and tools. Mace was recognized with the award at LCI Congress 2017 on Oct. 18 in Anaheim, Calif.
Mace serves as vice president of national operations and Lean for Balfour Beatty US. With over 16 years’ experience, Mace has led teams in translating lean philosophies into tactics that enhance project delivery. These efforts have transformed $5 billion design concepts into reality for Balfour Beatty clients and partners. He speaks regularly at industry conferences, including programs sponsored by LCI, Construction Users Roundtable (CURT), Construction Owners Association of America (COAA) and most recently the American Bar Association (ABA). Mace’s focus is on improving and optimizing delivery of capital projects by nurturing lean thinking, innovation and knowledge sharing across the company’s North American operations.
“Bevan has a deep understanding of Lean principles and tools, and he is enthusiastic and passionate about spreading that knowledge and helping others to learn and succeed,” said Dan Heinemeier, executive director for LCI. “His knowledge and leadership skills are a tremendous asset to the Lean community, and he has made outstanding and lasting contributions in many areas of the industry. Bevan is a strong leader who is always ready to help others start or advance their Lean journey.”
At Balfour Beatty, Mace’s projects encompass project operations and design implementation, including design and construction Lean planning, Target Value Delivery (TVD), A3s, Choosing by Advantages (CBA) and related project coaching. He is deeply involved in process mapping and standards, modularization and pre-fabrication best practice sharing, Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), and Lean culture training with project teams and executive leadership.
Over the years, Mace has contributed significant time and energy to help strengthen LCI’s programs. In 2016, he was instrumental in restructuring, strengthening and organizing the LCI Communities of Practice (CoPs) across North America through his involvement, leadership and strategic planning.
Mace also led in the scope development and survey design for the 2016 Dodge Data and Analytics Owner Satisfaction study, which has assisted LCI in establishing the business case for Lean in an analytical manner. And, to help build awareness and visibility for LCI’s research findings, he regularly delivers his “Business Case for Lean” presentation, including national conferences such as LCI Congress, design forums, CoPs and other industry association meetings. Mace continues to lead in the scope development and survey design for the 2017 Dodge Analytics “Lean in Design” study.