Innovative inspection app launched
Building and development news article
Published 2 February 2021
Innovative inspection app launched by NHBC to help improve construction quality
NHBC, the leading warranty and insurance provider for new homes in the UK, has announced the roll-out of a new Technology Assisted Inspection app. It is being introduced by NHBC’s dedicated Inspection Team and represents the first stage in the evolution of its technical risk management strategy following a successful pilot phase.
The app allows site managers to upload photographs for review; having the ability to now capture images of ‘live’ construction, NHBC will be able to work with the industry more efficiently, allowing housebuilders to quickly continue work on site following a digital review and feedback.
NHBC Building Inspectors will also be providing onsite training to site management teams, starting in February, with the new app in addition to the usual key stage inspections.
Commenting on the launch, Diane Marshall, NHBC’s Operations Director said: “We have spent many months piloting the app within the sector and new hope that it will bring a raft of benefits to site managers, with the overall aim of continuing the improvement of construction quality across the house-building industry.
“In our pilot project undertaken last year, 91% of site managers rated the app as easy to use, while it also helps create a useful audit trail tracking on-site activity. As ever, construction quality is central to everything NHBC does and by embracing this new technology we will continue to improve new home quality for the benefit of consumers.”
Read more about our new Technology Assisted Inspection (TAI) app, as well as how our inspection team can help with a collaborative approach to defects prevention.