13:10 - 14:00
29 October 2020

Confidential Reporting on Structural Safety (CROSS)

Multi-Discipline Technical

This session will earn 1.0 PDH

Abstract: Confidential Reporting on Structural Safety (CROSS), originated in the UK in 2005, is a system designed to improve standards of practice through learning from structural safety concerns, failures and incidents. Through a web-based portal, individuals may submit confidentially reports of structural failures, near misses, and similar incidents. The reports are first anonymized and de-identified and then forwarded to a team of distinguished subject matter experts for review and comment on lessons learned.
Based on the success of CROSS-UK the system is going international; in July 2019 the US joined the international network when the Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE launched CROSS-US.

This session will describe the history of CROSS and how it has positively impacted practice in the UK and elsewhere, the vision for CROSS International, and its introduction and launch in the US, focusing on US accomplishments to date and future vision.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Share lessons learned from case studies received from UK and US in order to prevent future failures.
  • Educate attendees about the program and technical reports currently available to implement in their design projects.
  • Educate attendees about how to submit an anonymous report on structural safety.