WEBINAR - Quality in Construction

Date, Time and Location

Date: Wednesday 21st February 2018 Time: 08.00 - 09.00

Venue: Online

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Construction quality, more specifically housing quality, has been under scrutiny for a number of years.

To help improve construction quality, in March 2016, NHBC launched a new initiative called Construction Quality Reviews (CQRs).

CQRs provide an in-depth review of construction quality on a site-specific basis to identify what is occurring and why it is occurring: both good and bad practice. The review is undertaken on build stages currently underway, from the 38 build stages available, ranging from ground preparation to external finishes and hard and soft landscaping. The quality of construction for each build stage reviewed is categorised on a range from ‘Very Poor’ to ‘Outstanding’, based on consistent pre-defined criteria. To-date over 50,000 build stages have been reviewed from 2,500+ sites.

In this webinar, Tony Hopkin sets out some of the emerging areas of focus from the CQRs undertaken to date. Including:

  • The key issues people need to be aware of
  • The contributing factors to poor (and good) performance 
  • The consequences of getting things wrong 

Tony will also outline the key learning from the CQRs and also what can be done to help get it right. There will be time for questions and answers during the webinar.

Tony HopkinSpeaker

Tony Hopkin is a Technical Projects Manager at NHBC where he is responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of strategies and action plans to maximise NHBC’s standards raising activities.

He has nearly 10 years’ experience in construction quality and defects having worked in various claims roles, as a General Manager, Visiting Lecturer, and Technical Projects Manager; and, researched defects for his doctorate.

Tony is a Chartered Construction Manager, Chartered Building Engineer and a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers.

Tony and his colleagues are currently working with builders, housing associations, industry groups, academic institutions, professional bodies, and manufacturers as part of a joined-up approach to explore opportunities to improve construction quality.

Each CABE webinar counts for 1 hour CPD.

Note: All information and opinions expressed in this webinar are deemed to be correct at the time of broadcast. In addition, some of the views expressed in a broadcast may not align with those of CABE



Event Contact Information

Katie Di Stefano
Email: katie.distefano@cbuilde.com
Telephone: 01604404121