Led by the GIRI Design Working group members of the Initiative, from across all disciplines, have collaborated to create this design guide: a set of thirteen principle recommendations to improve value by reducing error, that can be applied to any project, particularly at its commencement and during early design stages.
The purpose of this guide is to share knowledge across the Industry as to best practice when approaching projects with an aim to reduce error and increase productivity. It does not purport to be a ground-breaking report. It is a useful review and reminder of the key techniques that can be applied. The challenge is to apply these techniques in a consistent manner and to ensure that every project seeks to carry out these recommendations as a matter of routine. It will take determination and leadership to address them all.
The guide does not suggest preferred forms of procurement or contract to implement the recommendations, as experience has shown that with the right leadership, best practice can be delivered regardless of contract.
A key theme that features throughout these recommendations is to stand back, analyse the situation and develop a consistent plan, and once that plan is in place make sure it is adhered to, or allowed to flex as situations change.
The aim for this this synopsis is that it becomes a useful tool to support the design process and will be followed by the full detailed guide this Autumn. Your suggestions for improvement are welcomed, so please email us on email@example.com with your feedback which we will take into consideration for the full guide and its subsequent updates.