Get it Right, a UK Construction Quality Effort

July 31, 2016

Construction errors cost the UK industry billions every single year. The annual spend due to error is estimated to be around 7 times the total annual profit of the UK Construction Industry.

The Get It Right Initiative came out of discussions at the Institution of Civil Engineers Best Practice Panel and has been developed with the single aim of significantly reducing error in construction.

The Get It Right Initiative is currently led by a number of major construction companies and clients and has received welcome support from the CITB through their Growth and Innovation Fund.

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The UK Chartered Institute for Quality has also just launched its own research efforts on Cost of Quality in the UK construction industry! You can find a paper on this at the following link

Denis Leonard has a degree in construction engineering an M.B.A. and a Ph.D. in quality management. Denis is a Fellow of the American Society for Quality, a Certified Quality Manager, Auditor, and Six Sigma Black Belt. He has been an Examiner for the Baldrige National Quality Award Board of Examiners a Judge on the International Team Excellence Competition and a Lead Judge on the National Housing Quality Award. A former Professor of Quality at the University of Wisconsin, he has experience as a quality manager in the home building industry as well as construction engineer, site manager, and in training, auditing, and consulting with expertise in strategic and operational quality improvement initiatives. His work has achieved national quality, environmental, and safety management awards for clients. 

Denis is co-author of The Executive Guide to Understanding and Implementing the Baldrige Criteria: Improve Revenue and Create Organizational Excellence.


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