CIAT adds support to Construction Quality Charter

CIAT has added its support to the charter launched by Scotland's Construction Quality Improvement Collaborative (CQIC), which aims to drive up quality in the built environment.

The CQIC is a sector wide campaign for improving construction quality across Scotland, which was officially launched in February 2023. It supports sustainable quality culture approaches and behaviours, key aims of the Transformation Action Plan of the Scottish Construction Accord.

The Scottish Construction Accord, launched in October 2022, establishes a dynamic collaboration for the Scottish public sector and the construction industry, to work together more effectively to meet the infrastructure delivery challenges faced by the country. The Accord also seeks to support and enhance the industry's positive contribution to Scotland's economy, society and environment and is delivering the change and action necessary to achieve these aims and ambitions. 

Tara Page, Chief Executive of CIAT, said:

We share the CQIC vision of a sustainable quality culture and would encourage all those involved in the construction sector to commit and get involved as key ambassadors in the construction quality improvement journey.

Iain Kent, Commercial Director at Morgan Sindall and Co-Chair of the CQIC, added:

The CQIC is seeking to promote good practice to deliver improved performance. It takes a holistic approach involving clients, consultants, designers, contractors, and the supply chain who must all contribute to the delivery of the expected construction quality.

To support the sector on this quality journey, CQIC is gathering, signposting and drawing from knowledge in practice, research and innovation, developments in data and digital technology, and related initiatives by others.

CQIC has been developed over the last 4 years and is supported by a working group involving Scottish Government, Construction Scotland, RIAS, RICS, SBF, SELECT, local authority representatives, an NHS representative and SFT.

At its heart, the CQIC has the Construction Quality Charter to which CIAT has added its support. By committing to the Charter, the Institute is supporting the goal of embedding a quality culture at every stage of the construction process.

The campaign website is the main platform for engagement and is where organisations can make their commitment to the Construction Quality Charter.

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