UK workshop – a range of quality issues identified
The UK workshop took place in London on 17th November 2015. The specific aims of this workshop, arranged by Lakehouse and BSRIA Ltd, were to:
- Understand the quality-related issues observed or experienced within the construction industry from a representative stakeholder group
- Define, assess and understand the quality checks and controls used within the house building process pre, during and post construction.
A total of 30 people attended the event, comprising a mixture of representatives from housing associations, universities, architects, house-builders, local authorities, building professionals, charities and other relevant not for profit research organizations.
The quality issues reported by the workshop participants covered a range of themes including:
- Lack of skills, knowledge, training and awareness
- Lack of communication, collaborative work and integrated design
- Roles and responsibilities
- Lack of continuity – changes made during design, during construction and post construction
- Insufficient information
- Cost and time constraints
- Supply chain issues
- Technical issues – pre-construction stage
- On-site issues
- Policies and other barriers to work
- Lack of testing, commissioning and handover
- Lack of aftercare and occupant behavior
We thank all participants and organisers for their input and this successful event! All data collected will be analyzed and a summary of all workshops on user requirements will be made available soon.
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