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.
Reforming the Pre-Qualification system
The current pre-qualification (PQ) system is complex, bureaucratic and repetitive and costs the industry up to £1 billion a year. Build UK and CECA are aiming to reduce bureaucracy and cost in the construction PQ system by establishing a single assessment standard for stage 1 (business assurance). In 2017, the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) welcomed the work to be undertaken by Build UK and CECA as a “real and practical way of reducing bureaucracy and improving quality in the procurement process”. The CLC confirmed it would be encouraging adoption of the revised standard throughout Government construction procurement. Now identified as a specific action within the Construction Sector Deal, Government is committed to ‘developing a standardised cross-industry pre-qualification process and Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) that can be adopted across the public and…
Delivering a SmartCard Audit
At the beginning of 2015 the Construction Leadership Council announced (via its Industrial Strategy: Construction 2025) that industry should specify and promote card schemes carrying the CSCS logo with no equivalents accepted. These cards need to become smart enabled by 2020, to provide 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's SmartCard Audit promotes the value of the smart technology used by CSCS and its affiliated schemes to drive increased industry uptake and highlight any expired and fraudulent cards.
Payment performance of eligible Build UK members using data submitted under the Duty to Report on Payment Practices and Performance
Industry manual providing information and guidance on all health and safety issues that affect the construction process
Sets out ambition to move to zero retention by 2025
Build UK’s Safety Helmet Standard provides a consistent approach in identifying people’s roles on site
Build UK’s Training Standard ensures those working on site have the correct card for their construction occupation
Best practice for conducting workforce site inductions
Guidance for Build UK members on providing high quality work experience placements
Build UK and CECA SmartCard Audit Results 2018