On Monday 16 October, RICS hosted a joint roundtable with the CQIC to consider how the ambitions set out in the Scottish Construction Accord can be adopted and integrated into the work of the construction sector.
The roundtable was attended by the Chair of the RICS Scotland Board, Sandra Cummings, Vice-Chair, Nick Rowan and co-chairs of the CQIC Colin Proctor of Scottish Futures Trust and Iain Kent of Morgan Sindall as well as RICS members representing private practices and consultants.
Discussions focused on where we are as an industry in the adoption of a sustainable quality culture, with attendees feeling that the sector could be doing more to adopt the CQIC’s values of Ambition, Commitment, Collaboration, Openness and Respect.
It was noted that RICS were one of the first organisations to commit to the CQIC Construction Quality Charter.
Participants also identified potential barriers to realising quality in the sector, including procurement, competency & skill sets, however discussions swiftly turned to solutions, with attendees discussing the importance of pipeline clarity, which is key to investment in training. They noted the availability of the Infrastructure Investment Pipeline | Scottish Futures Trust. Throughout the discussion, there was a focus on tying quality improvement to more sustainable construction practices, such as Passivhaus, to ensure that the buildings of tomorrow are of a high quality standard.
Read the full article about the event at – Scottish Construction Quality Improvement Collaborative Joint Roundtable (rics.org)