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 and CECA are delivering an action within the Construction Sector Deal to introduce a new Common Assessment Standard which will improve efficiency and reduce cost in the construction pre-qualification (PQ) process. This is the first phase of implementation and includes publication of the Common Assessment Standard and recognition of the first assessment bodies to certify companies against the standard. Once the new system is fully up and running, companies will be certified once a year by a recognised assessment body and this should be accepted by Clients and Contractors who will no longer need to specify a particular assessment body.
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 manuals providing informative guidance on all health, safety & environmental issues
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
The first report for Q1 of 2019 on Contract Performance has now been published.
View the final report of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety by Dame Judith Hackitt.
Build UK and CECA SmartCard Audit Results 2018