In all types of work whether it is the construction of a new building or work to an existing building the issue of quality must be considered at the outset. It is essential that the Golden thread of quality management stretches from initiation into implementation and into the use of a building and its post occupancy evaluation. This is essentially the case when retrofitting buildings as so much can go wrong. Managing risk is well described in BSI PAS 2035: 2019: Retrofitting Dwellings for Improved Energy Efficiency, but in this webinar Professor John Edwards will also describe industry best practise that is not necessarily common practise. This will be considered alongside the requirements of PAS 2035. The issues covered in this introduction will therefore range from the competencies required of all those involved and making good appointments to processes and tools such as ‘specification noncompliance risk assessments’ and ‘inspection and test plans’.
Professor John Edwards is a director of specialist consultancy Edwards Hart and is a Chartered Environmentalist, Chartered Construction Manager and Chartered Building Surveyor who has been responsible for the retrofit of thousands of buildings ranging from social housing to Grade 1 Listed buildings and Scheduled Monuments. He is a member of the BSI Retrofit Standards Task Group and Steering Groups for PAS 2030 and PAS 2035 and is currently working with CITB on the development of National Occupational Standards for Retrofit Construction Management. Has developed and implemented quality management processes and in his management consultancy work has researched competencies and management involving many different organisations as well as developing and recommending quality management solutions to clients.