A series of launches celebrated at GIRI AGM

6 Dec 23

A special preview of the forthcoming GIRI Error Reduction Framework was the final highlight in a series of announcements of new resources at the Get It Right Initiative's AGM last week. Executive director Cliff Smith welcomed a packed auditorium to the Institution of Civil Engineers in London, where he reviewed the progress that GIRI has made over the last year, and talked about plans for 2024, with the Framework featuring highly in GIRI's ongoing campaign to eliminate error in construction through behavioural and cultural change.  

The past year has seen development and publication of three GIRI reports - the GIRI Insurance Guide and two research reports that analyse the availability and adoption of digital technology for error reduction in the construction industry - along with the premiere of a new, short video to promote the GIRI Design Guide, which was published in 2022.

GTC director Rachel Hogarth shared an update of how GIRI training has been rolled out across the sector over the last 12 months, progress in expanding the network of accredited trainers, and success with CITB funding that will enable four more companies to fully embed GIRI training within projects and their businesses in the coming year.  

The preview of the GIRI Error Reduction Framework was introduced by Strategic Leadership Group member Ed McCann, who as a founder member of GIRI was able to share a brief history of the circumstances that led to its creation. He explained that the Framework represents a significant step in GIRI's work to address avoidable error. 

The purpose and development of the Framework was covered by Chris Shrubshall, and his colleague Oana Sala gave an overview of its scope and steps for its implementation by companies or project teams who are committed to taking action against error. It brings together a series of tools both bespoke and existing, and gives guidance on how to use them to assess the error maturity of an organisation or project, and identify the most effective steps to take.

The GIRI Framework will be officially launched in 2024 - interested parties are invited to register for more information via this link

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