We are a group of like-minded individuals within the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) that work within the construction and built environment sector that set up the Construction Special Interest Group (ConSIG) as a representative group for quality professionals to advance quality and improvement in the construction industry.
A Steering Committee has been established to lead the ConSIG and includes representation from Main Contractors, Sub-Contractors, Designers and Client organisations. Our Working Groups and events are open to all.
Membership of the Steering Committee is reviewed annually at our AGM and any CQI member can propose someone or volunteer for a post on the Committee.
With many other institutions and organisations getting involved in quality initiatives, we specifically developed our Terms of Reference around Construction Quality Professionals.
Carrying out exercises that add value for quality professionals in construction is our primary driver.
When setting up this group, it was agreed that we didn’t just want to be a talking shop so the principal of establishing Working Groups to undertake specific exercises with clearly defined deliverables was born.
To promote quality we have undertaken to run events to engage with the construction community and the wider CQI community to publicise the work we are undertaking and to create events for sharing knowledge on topical subjects that are pertinent to our members.
We recognise that, whilst quality is business critical, it has not generally received the support and resourcing enjoyed by our health & safety brethren.
Our aspiration is to raise Quality to the same standing as Health & Safety.
To achieve this, developing mutually beneficial relationships with key stakeholders is the approach we are adopting. Providing specialist support and guidance from the construction quality professional’s perspective is where we can have greatest impact and influence on advancing quality and improvement in the construction sector.