Following the Grenfell Tower fire and the findings of the Edinburgh Schools Inquiry, there is a clear appetite for improving outcomes and boosting the construction industry’s reputation when it comes to quality.
Dame Judith Hackitt’s independent review of building regulations and fire safety highlights the need for a ‘golden thread’ of good information that will enable future building owners to better manage their buildings safely.
As a response, Building in Quality, the high profile initiative sponsored by the RIBA, RICS and CIOB launched its Quality Tracker – a free-to-download digital quality management tool.
St. Edward Homes are aware of this initiative but understand that it did not become popular. They are very keen to ensure quality on this project and have also heard of another initiative, Get it right 1st time (GIRI).
For the purposes of this question:
Phase 6A + 6B has just commenced RIBA Stage 3. Your multi-disciplinary team has been appointed by St. Edward Homes via the lead consultant for services between RIBA Stage 1-4.
Please assume that you are the lead consultant of your multi-disciplinary team.
You are being asked to consult with your design team and prepare a 10-minute presentation to your company’s directors. They haven’t heard anything about this Quality Tracker or GIRI and are questioning whether they should agree to accommodate such a client request and if an additional fee could be negotiated. They need to understand the roles and responsibilities attached with integrating the requirements of such initiatives including the digital quality management tool, post appointment, into the team’s scope of services.
Your presentation should consider the following:
Please submit your response as either a series of slides which you would present, for a presentation of 7 minutes, or as a video of you giving the presentation. PDF, MOV or MP4 files are accepted.