Prof. Dr. Claus Nesensohn


Prof. Dr. Claus Nesensohn
Teaching areas:

Lean Construction, Project Management

Civil Engineering
Bachelor Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering and Business Management
Office hours:
upon request


  • Seit 03/2019

    Founder and Member of the Board of Directors of the consulting company Refine Schweiz AG 

  • Seit 09/2018

    Appointed as Professor at the HFT

  • Seit 2015

    Founder and Member of the Board of Directors of the consulting company Refine Projects AG 

  • 02/2014-07/2014

    Consultant / Lean Construction Expert - Liverpool John Moores University, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 

  • 09/2011-12/2011

    Project manager for construction projects

  • 02/2010-09/2011

    Assistant to the General Representative (part time) - Hochschule/ University of Applied Sciences Biberach, Master of Engineering Project Management (Construction)

  • 10/2006-05/2010

    Hochschule/ University of Applied Sciences Biberach, Bachelor of Engineering Civil Engineering

  • 09/2004-08/2006

    Technical School Allgäu in Kempten, Construction Technician

  • 08/2002-09/2004

    Site Manager/Journeyman Carpenter for family homes and small projects

  • 07/1999-07/2002

     Trained as Carpenter


  • 2019

    Nesensohn, C., Schöttle, A.,“The Beauty of a Phase-overlapping Last Planner System with incorporated Takt.” In: Proc. 27th Annual Conference of the International. Group for Lean Construction (IGLC)

  • 2019

    Nesensohn, C., „Lean Construction – Projektabwicklung mit Hochleistungsteams“ in WINGbusiness 2/2019

  • 2018

    Nesensohn, C., Novinsky, M., Ihwas, N. & Haghsheno, S. "Combined Application of Earned Value Management and Last Planner System in Construction Projects" 

  • 16.12.2017

    Nesensohn, C. "Lean Construction in der Planung"

  • 2017

    Nesensohn, C. "A Lean Construction Maturity Model for Organizations"

  • 2016

    Nesensohn, C. & Lenherr, I. "Erfolgreiche Kooperative Zusammenarbeit"

  • 2015

    Nesensohn, C., Bryde, D. & Pasquire, C. "A Measurement Model for Lean Construction Maturity"

  • 2014

    Nesensohn, Claus et al. "Maturity and maturity models in lean construction"

  • 2013

    Nesensohn, C., Demir, S. T. & Bryde, D. J. "Developing the True North route map as a navigational compass in a construction project management organisation"

  • 2013

    Nesensohn, C., Bryde, D. J., Fearon, D. J. & G., O. E. "Combining Lean Construction with maturity models"

  • 2013

    Nesensohn, C., Bryde, D. J. & Demir, S. T. "Teaching Lean and Last Planner by using hands-on simulation (Villego)"

  • 2013

    Nesensohn, C., Bryde, D. J., Ochieng, E. G. & Fearon, D. J. "The occurrence of the term maturity within a management and construction management context"

  • 2012

    Nesensohn, C., Demir, S. T. & Bryde, D. J. "Developing a “True North” best practice lean company with navigational compass"

  • 2012

    Nesensohn, C. & Bryde, D. J. "A review of the evolution of Lean construction"

  • 2012

    Nesensohn, C., Bryde, D. J., Ochieng, E. G. & Fearo, D. J. "Improve performance in construction by improving Lean maturity"

  • 2012

    Nesensohn, C., Bryde, D. J., Ochieng, E. G. and Fearon, D. J. “LCMM – Lean construction maturity model"