Construction Quality Reviews
Independent, expert help on site quality
A Construction Quality Review (CQR) is an independent, site-based review of the quality of your construction, undertaken by one of our subject experts. The CQR can be generic in nature, assessing up to 38 build stages or, it can be completely bespoke to your specific requirements such as focusing in on a specific build area.
Each CQR includes a detailed written report. We can also compare the data we collect from your site against your whole company performance and/or against national or regional industry data.
The focus of any CQR is to understand how levels of quality (both good and not so good) have resulted. Our experience to date is confirming that the root cause of many issues on site can be traced back to factors such as design, planning, materials or procurement. Often, it’s not just about workmanship.
Build stages are changing for 2021
From 4 January 2021, the 38 build stages in our CQRs will include three that are dedicated to fire safety. This will enable us to provide our customers with improved, segmented data on fire-safety compliance as well as:
- analyse and report on fire safety issues and their root causes
- highlight trends and make cross-industry comparisons and, where relevant, regional and divisional comparisons within businesses
- help the industry improve fire safety compliance.
1.2 Ground preparation, excavation, piling and formwork – merged build stage - now includes ‘Ground Preparation’
2. Substructure and Drainage
2.3 Sub-floor services and service entries – title changed, now includes ‘service entries’
2.5 Drainage (internal and external) – title changed, now includes ‘internal and external’
3.2 External envelope including chimneys and flues – merged build stage - now includes chimneys and flues
3.3 Cavities, insulation and soundproofing– merged build stage – now includes soundproofing
3.10 Fire stopping (Superstructure) – NEW build stage
4.1 Framing (including dummy chimneys) – title changed – now includes dummy chimneys
4.4 Ventilation, underfelt and insulation – content changed – fire stopping has been removed and added as a new section
4.6 Fire stopping (Roofs) - NEW build stage
5. First Fix
5.1 Window and door frames – title changed - from windows and doors
5.2 Floor decking, stairs and soundproofing – content changed – fire stopping has been removed and added as a new section
5.7 Plaster and dry lining – title changed – ‘to walls and ceilings’ has been removed
5.8 Fire stopping (First fix) - NEW build stage
CQR Build Stages 2021
Below you will find the complete revised list of CQR Build Stages. There are 38 build stages across 8 categories:
1.2 Ground preparation, excavation, piling and formwork
1.3 Reinforcement and concrete placement
2.1 Walls and columns
2.2 Waterproofing and ventilation
2.3 Sub-floor services and service entries
2.4 Ground floor
2.5 Drainage (internal and external)
2.6 Gas precautions
3.1 Structural frame and/or loadbearing walls
3.2 External envelope including chimneys and flues
3.3 Cavities, insulation and soundproofing
3.4 DPCs and trays
3.6 Intermediate floor structure
3.7 Lintels, beams and other structural elements
3.8 Balconies including fixings and weather proofing
3.10 Fire stopping (Superstructure)
4.1 Framing (including dummy chimneys)
4.2 Pitched roof coverings
4.3 Flat roof coverings
4.4 Ventilation, underfelt and insulation
4.5 Flashings, gutters and downpipes
4.6 Fire stopping (Roofs)
5.1 Window and door frames
5.2 Floor decking, stairs and soundproofing
5.3 Services – electrical
5.4 Services – plumbing
5.5 Services – ventilation
5.6 Non-load bearing and compartment walls
5.7 Plaster and dry lining
5.8 Fire stopping (First fix)
6.1 Services - electrical including equipment
6.2 Services - plumbing including equipment
7.1 Internal finishes
7.2 Floor finishes
7.3 External finishes
8.1 Retaining walls and free-standing walls
8.2 Hard and soft landscaping
We are incorporating stand-alone fire safety build stages within CQRs to provide our customers and the wider industry with more reliable and accurate data on fire safety compliance. Currently we have to manually analyse text to identify fire safety details, as fire safety elements are grouped with other build components.
Yes, we have incorporated three new independent fire safety build stages, while merging several old build stages together that are aligned within the same build section, to retain 38 build stages in total, This will allow trend data analysis from previous years to continue with little impact.
If your own internal data reporting is aligned to the current build stage list, you may need to incorporate changes to your current systems to align with the new list.
We have minimised the impact on reporting from previous years’ trend data as far as possible. Of the new 38 build stage list it will be possible to directly compare 35 build stages to the previous calendar year, with only the fire safety data starting from January 2021.
Following the implementation of the new build stages, it will be possible to directly compare 35 of the new build stages to the 38 of the current list. We will rename the old build stage data so that it is aligned to the new stages and so that year-on-year comparisons can continue.
Pride in the Job will align with the new CQR build stages for the 2022 competition. The competition for 2021 is already well underway and judging for that has been and will continue to be based on the current build stages.
Scoring will follow the same logic with build stages scored on a scale of 1 – 6 as present and as per the current criteria.
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