The Lean Construction proposed by setec opency is aimed at clients, project managers, and contractors who wish to implement a continuous process of improvement approach on their construction site to enhance their operational efficiency. By drastically reducing waste on sites, this management approach allows a better control of the construction costs and it reduced the delays.

A key new focus for setec opency, lean construction is an approach to ongoing process improvement that promises to make future construction sites increasingly efficient and cost-effective.

The lean approach: from manufacturing to construction

Originally designed to create value in the automotive industry by streamlining processes and avoiding waste, the lean philosophy is now emerging in the construction sector. The benefits offered by lean construction include increased efficiency and quality, through the optimization of all resources (time, materials, movements, etc.) and a step-by-step approach to operational problems.

A change of mindset for SCMC

A fundamentally collaborative approach, lean construction invites setec opency to explore new ways of working with its partners. In particular, this means going beyond the contractual framework that traditionally links the provider of scheduling, construction management and coordination (SCMC) services to contractors, to co-build relationships that bring benefits to everyone concerned.

A strategic priority for setec opency

Alongside setec opency’s quality approach, lean construction offers the company an opportunity to challenge its traditional approach to SCMC. In fact, setec opency has integrated lean construction into its 2017-2022 strategic plan, seeing it as a virtuous circle: making construction sites increasingly efficient and sustainable to deliver more value to clients and society at large.


  Restauration of the cathedral of Notre-Dame of Paris

Preparatory and renovation work on the cathedral of Notre-Dame of Paris following the fire that ravaged it on 15 April 2019.  

Notre-Dame de Paris

Cité of the Design in Saint-Etienne

ACA Lean Manager missions in the program and design studies phase on the 70,000 m² of transformation projet of the City of the Design 2025 led by the metropolis of Saint-Etienne.

Urban Garden by Sogelym-Dixence

The Urban Garden tertiary project comprises 29,000 m² of office space in the Gerland district of Lyon.


Marseille Provence Airport

The operation consists of an extension of about 28,000 m² of the Terminal 1 and also a rehabilitation of 28,000 m² of the existing spaces.


New hospital in Voiron

Missions: SMSC, Lean, and ACA.The project combines the Voiron hospital with a dialysis building to form a big hospital centre of 29,000 m².

  L’Hevana Residence Pierre & Vacances in Meribel

The new five-stars L’Hévana residence has 92 flats located in the heart of Méribel.

Résidence Hevana Méribel

Neyrpic in Saint-Martin d’Hères

Construction of the mall centre of about 50,000 m² over 3 hectares, in the heart of town, upon a former emblematic industrial site of the Grenoble agglomeration


​BnF Quadrilateral Richelieu phase 2​

Coordination of folding and restoration work on the facades following the restructuring of the Richelieu Quadrilateral, the historic site of the National Library of France

BnF Quadrilatère Richelieu

Alliade Habitat in Lyon

Renovation, elevation, and extension of the Alliade Habitat headquarters in Lyon

Alliade Habitat à Lyon


Extension of the 122,000 m² of white rooms for STMicroelectronics in Crolles

STMicroelectronics à Grenoble

South L14

Temporary Interruption of Traffic for the connection of the extension of the Paris metro onthe south-line 14 at Olympiades

South L14 in Pont de Rungis

Construction of the new stations of Pont de Rungis and Porte de Thiais of the extension of the Paris metro on the south-line 14.

Ligne 14 sud Pont de Rungis