Why lessons learnt reviews are important to the Construction industry

Reports state that the construction project for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games was delivered by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) on time and on budget.

If all construction projects followed the same course, there would be no need for Lessons Learnt would there? Well the ODA certainly don’t think so, having set up the Learning Legacy to learn lessons from the 2012 construction project.

Learning Legacy’s aim is to share the knowledge and lessons learned from the London 2012 construction project to raise the bar within the construction sector and to act as a showcase.

If there are lessons to be learned and better practice to be shared from a publically accepted ‘success story’ then the same can be said for all projects and all construction businesses. And each small improvement or mistake not repeated will make a huge difference to your bottom line profits, industry reputation and ability to win contracts from your competitors. An independently facilitated review workshop will provide:

Uncover areas to focus on as a business that you may not have been aware of before.
Know the weak links in your project management and implement improvements for best practice – even the best businesses have potentially damaging weak areas.
Ensure your project team, suppliers and contractors work more efficiently and are not wasting profits from the project through poor communication, lack of coherence, complicated procedures.
Make the improvements that your competitors are not making and create a better reputation with the public, government, press and future potential contracts.
Save management and project time by limiting disputes, repeat visits to the drawing board, material ordering mistakes, delays caused by incomplete paperwork.
Positive press coverage that sends out the right message to all stakeholders.