Build UK will support the industry to adopt more effective ways of working to deliver better project outcomes by:
- Improving efficiency, demonstrating capability and reducing cost in the construction supply chain
- Developing and utilising innovative solutions to cut waste and improve quality.
Construction Pre-Qualification System
Build UK, with the support of CECA, is rolling out the Common Assessment Standard to improve efficiency and reduce cost in the construction pre-qualification (PQ) process. The Common Assessment Standard is available from three Recognised Assessment Bodies, and Contractors and Clients have now started specifying that their supply chains are certified to the standard.
Delivering a SmartCard Audit
The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has set a requirement for all cards (displaying the CSCS logo) to develop plans to introduce smart technology by 2020 via its Industrial Strategy: Construction 2025. The aim of this requirement is to provide the industry with a consistent means of recognising that individuals working on construction sites have the required training and qualifications for their occupation. The Build UK and CECA SmartCard Audit promotes the value of smart technology and aims to drive increased industry uptake. Benefits of the audit include assisting members towards a fully qualified workforce, leading to improved standards, safety and productivity on site. The audit will also highlight any expired or fraudulent cards.
Outcomes from Grenfell Tower Fire
Following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in June 2017, Build UK together with the Construction Products Association (CPA) and Construction Industry Council (CIC) were asked by the Government to establish the Industry Response Group. The group will take forward work that will: provide essential advice on possible solutions for use in particular types of buildings to ensure homes, offices and public buildings are safe; provide advice on better ways of building and the latest methods of construction, and ensure access to the necessary technical expertise in industry when required; help mobilise the UK industry if any major programmes of construction work is needed, by acting as a focal point for government-industry communications; and advise government on the relevant sub-sectors of the construction industry, their expertise and capacity to deliver…