Avoidable Construction Errors

Learn how to reduce the impact of avoidable construction errors. This is optional.

Avoidable Construction Errors Workshop –

A half-day workshop for senior managers from all disciplines that considers the impacts of avoidable construction errors, examines their ‘root causes’ and explores approaches to avoid them. The workshop will be tailored to the specific business unit and the outcome will be a plan of action for the region to Get It Right.

The workshop will leverage the research and findings of the Get it Right Initiative:

  • The cost of error, could it be 20% of total cost?
  • The areas of work resulting in high cost errors
  • The real issues or ‘root causes’ of error – identifying them with the ‘five-whys’ technique
  • The investment priorities to reduce error
  • The key areas for attention – identifying them with the ‘critical success factor’ technique

Workshop objectives

  • Think differently about errors with a renewed interest in their costs
  • Become familiar with different techniques for understanding errors
  • Form a shared opinion about the best plan of action for the individual and the business
  • Be able to convince others to act and support the plan and for everybody to work together
  • Stop think and plan

Course Personnel

Tom Barton  FICE

Tom has had over 40 years working within the industry. Firstly with John Mowlem and Company and then 18 years with Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd. He has worked on some significant projects both in the UK and overseas .

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