The Chartered Institute of Building has announced that the deadline for its call for evidence into construction quality has been extended by two weeks to Friday 15 December 2017.
The call for evidence, accessible at www.ciob.org/quality, comes from the CIOB’s Construction Quality Commission, set up earlier this year in response to a number of high-profile failings in construction quality both in the UK and internationally.
The Commission, made up of a number of CIOB Past Presidents, has agreed to focus on the need to establish and promote a culture of quality within the construction sector, instilling pride in the buildings and infrastructure that the sector creates and manages. Central to this is the need to better understand the behaviours, both individual and corporate, that are promoting or preventing the delivery of quality on construction projects.
Chair of the Commission, CIOB Immediate Past President Paul Nash, said: “We’ve received an excellent response so far from both CIOB members and the wider industry to our call for evidence. We have listened to feedback from stakeholders who have asked for more time to put together their responses and so we are pleased to be able to extend the deadline by a further two weeks.
“The findings from the call for evidence will feed into the work of the Commission, which is looking specifically at areas where the CIOB can have a direct influence in improving construction quality.
“I would encourage as many people as possible involved in the built environment to respond to this call for evidence. We welcome responses from the global construction sector, as it is clear that issues of quality are not just constrained to the UK.”
Responses to the call for evidence will help the CIOB shape its work on improving construction quality and provide an evidence base to draw on. The Commission is looking for clear evidence to identify what improvements are necessary to achieve high standards of quality in the product, people and processes throughout the construction sector. This includes highlighting examples of good practice that others can learn from, as well as poor practice that is to be avoided at all costs.
Evidence now needs to be submitted by Friday 15 December. We hope to invite respondents to give oral evidence to the Commission during sessions in the New Year. Evidence that presents potential solutions and innovations that will provide opportunities to improve quality will be prioritised.
Details and guidelines on how to submit evidence can be found at www.ciob.org/quality
All enquiries about submissions should be directed to David Hawkes, CIOB Policy Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0)1344 630 735.