Development of confidential reporting on structural safety in Australasia

Mike Fordyce, Colin Caprani

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Confidential Reporting on Structural Safety - Australasia (CROSS-AUS) is the confidential reporting system established in Australasia in 2018 to capture and share lessons learned from structural safety issues which might not otherwise get public recognition. It builds on the success of CROSSUK, the unique UK based system which has been operating since 2005 and is part of a growing network of CROSS programmes internationally. There has been interest in CROSS in Australia for many years and CROSS-AUS would like to see this interest now extended into New Zealand. Ultimately the intention is to have a global freely available database to be used by the construction industry anywhere to improve the safety of their buildings, structures, and national infrastructure. The paper will describe the processes used by CROSS and provide examples of instances where beneficial changes have resulted.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIABSE Congress, Christchurch 2020
Subtitle of host publicationResilient Technologies for Sustainable Infrastructure - Proceedings
EditorsAnthony Abu
PublisherInternational Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE)
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783857481703
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventInternational Association for Bridge and Structural Engineers (IABSE) Conference 2020 - Virtual, Christchurch, New Zealand
Duration: 2 Sep 20204 Sep 2020 (Website)


ConferenceInternational Association for Bridge and Structural Engineers (IABSE) Conference 2020
Abbreviated titleIABSE 2020
CountryNew Zealand
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  • Confidential reporting
  • Lessons learned
  • Public safety
  • Structural safety

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