Commission looking for examples of good and bad practice to identify necessary improvements 

FMB construction worker on site

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has announced a call for evidence into construction quality, adding “it is clear there is an urgent review needed”.

This comes from the CIOB’s Construction Quality Commission, which it said was established 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 past CIOB presidents, will focus on the need to establish and promote a culture of quality within the construction sector. 

Central to this will be the need to better understand the behaviours, both individual and corporate, that are preventing the delivery of quality on construction projects.

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 sector, including highlighting examples of good practice that others can learn from, as well as poor practice that is to be avoided at all costs.

Paul Nash, chair of the commission and CIOB immediate past president, said: “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. 

“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.”

Evidence needs to be submitted by 1 December. Evidence that presents “potential solutions and innovations” that will provide opportunities to improve quality will be prioritised.