Two new speakers confirmed for GIRI members' meeting

28 Oct 21

How establishing the right culture to reduce errors can demonstrate return on investment is the subject of one of two new presentations confirmed for the GIRI members’ meeting at the ICE in London on 10 November.

David Anderson, head of business process and quality at BAM Nuttall, will share the company’s experience of instilling a ‘prevention mindset’ and the benefits that stem from it. David’s talk will follow the keynote speech from Ed McCann, GIRI board member and new president of the ICE, which will cover the role of error elimination in improving infrastructure productivity.

Mark Farmer will address construction’s core productivity challenge as he opens the second session after a short networking break. Mark is the CEO of Cast Consultancy and the Government's champion for modern methods of construction since 2019. He will discuss why productivity improvement through process improvement and resource optimisation has never been so important, as the combined pressures of resource and skills scarcity and a changing regulatory and societal backdrop challenge construction’s traditional delivery models.

Mark’s presentation will be followed by Tom Collins, head of digital engineering at Hoare Lea, will provide a technology-focused perspective. In his presentation 'The Golden Thread and the safety net' Tom will examine how a strategic approach to data can minimise risk, why it is important not to overlook the user experience, and why investing in data platforming, capability and skills is crucial - but not always an easy sell.

Mark, Tom, and David will then be joined by Emer Murnaghan MBE, innovation director civil engineering at Graham, and Jenny McLaughlin, project manager – infrastructure services at Heathrow, for a panel discussion and Q&A addressing the question: How does the procurement process impact on productivity and errors in project delivery?

The meeting is open to all members of GIRI. It is taking place at the Institution of Civil Engineers in London from 9.30am to 12pm on 10 November. Delegates are invited to stay for a light lunch, which will be served after the meeting. 

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