Last edited 15 Jan 2021

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Construction quality management guide



[edit] Introduction

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has published a Guide to Quality Management in Construction, focusing on quality management during the site production and assembly stage of construction projects.

[edit] Spotlight on quality

Quality remains one of the CIOB’s main priorities and is Mark Beard’s focus during his presidential year. He states:

“Our members are the standard-bearers for quality in the construction industry. The vast majority of building work that takes place is of high quality, but our customers have a right to expect more. Regrettably, many parts of our industry are stuck in old ways of working, and for this reason, I urge members to champion the CIOB Quality Guide, to embed it into your businesses and to help everyone in our industry rediscover the pride in doing the job right first time. As an industry, we need to go beyond the bare minimum and seek out the highest possible quality standards. By embracing CIOB new Guide for Construction Quality, we can and will achieve better”.

[edit] Addressing issues

The Guide promotes an approach to quality management that begins by identifying those issues that impact on quality on site, assessing their likelihood and impact and proposing practical measures that can be taken to either mitigate or remove them. It is intended to be a practical guide for use by practitioners working collaboratively throughout the construction supply chain.

Paul Nash, Chair of the CIOB’s Quality Implementation Group, said:

“By focusing on quality during the site production and assembly stage of a project, this guide aims to raise the bar for improving quality on site. The report of the independent inquiry into the construction of the Edinburgh Schools and, more recently, the evidence we have heard from the Grenfell Inquiry, have underlined why a guide such as this is needed now, more than ever, if we are to ensure that the buildings we create are safe for those who use them. Along with the Code of Quality Management, this Quality Guide is part of the CIOB’s ongoing commitment to raise standards and promoting best practice in quality management and building safety in our industry.”

The guide is free to CIOB members and is available here.

This article originally appeared on the CIOB website under the headline, 'Guide for construction quality launched by CIOB'. It was published on 14 January 2021.


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