The Chartered Institute of Building has recently asked for evidence regarding the quality of construction in the UK. Conducting an investigation into the matter, the Institute is responding to high profile and well-known failings within the industry. This is including the cladding issues involved in the Grenfell Tower fire.

Tragic failings such as this have really highlighted the quality issues that are present in the industry lately. Alongside this, shocking statistics have also revealed that one in four are not happy with the quality of their new build homes. Take a look at the full report here. This in itself has raised questions about the quality of construction within the UK.

Therefore, an agreement has been made to “focus on the need to establish and promote a culture of quality within the construction sector.”

The Institute added that “the need to better understand the behaviours, both individual and corporate, that are promoting or preventing the delivery of quality on construction projects” is central to improving quality in the industry.

The immediate past president of the CIOB stated: “It is clear there is an urgent review needed of the way in which construction quality is managed.”

“As the professional body responsible for construction management, the CIOB has a duty to respond to this issue, acting in the public interest.”

“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.”

So what do you think of this? Is the construction industry building ‘rubbish’? Let us know what you think in the comments below.


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