Online course in Science, Engineering & Maths

Construction Quality Management

Understand the impact of poor quality and how to manage construction quality with this course for construction professionals.

  • Duration 3 weeks
  • Weekly study 2 hours
  • Learn Free
  • Extra benefits From $54 Find out more

Learn how to foster a culture of quality in construction with the CIOB

Poor quality builds have a detrimental impact on the construction industry. On this course, you will tackle this problem with professional research and insight into the delivery of quality construction and development projects.

You will look at the current issues faced by the construction industry and how quality management has developed in construction and elsewhere. You will also address the practical steps that can be made to ensure construction quality. Upon completion of the course, you will become more confident at instilling a culture of quality on all your construction projects.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 8 secondsWelcome to this online course on quality management. Quality, for me, is probably one of the most important issues facing our industry today. The incidents that have raised awareness of these issues, and the issue of quality more widely, are well-known, but what needs to be done to improve quality in our industry is something we're only now beginning to understand. What our research has identified is that there are issues to be addressed around education and standards across the industry. So a course like this, which provides an introduction to the fundamentals of quality management, is absolutely essential at this time. What we do as industry is really important. It affects people's lives and it affects their livelihoods.

Skip to 0 minutes and 52 secondsAnd therefore, we all need to take an interest in the issue and work to improve standards across the industry. Thank you.

What topics will you cover?

  • Defining quality in construction and its importance to those who build and interact with buildings and infrastructure.
  • The social, economic and human costs associated with poor quality.
  • A history of quality management in construction and other industries
  • The role and importance of training and education
  • Legal and regulatory environment for quality management
  • Putting quality into practice; methods, processes and systems.
  • Changing an organisation to instill a culture of quality in construction

When would you like to start?

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Identify the impacts of poor quality in construction
  • Explain and define quality in construction
  • Summarise the history of quality management in various industries
  • Discuss relevant legislation, regulations and standards
  • Explain the principles of embedding a culture of quality in construction
  • Investigate quality management methods and systems

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for construction professionals at all career levels and for clients and end users who want to learn more about what can be done to achieve quality buildings.

Who will you learn with?

Martin McCabe

Martin McCabe

Martin is a Chartered Construction Manager, Building Engineer and Health & Safety Practitioner.

He has worked in a range of roles across the industry and designed courses delivered around the world.

Adrian Montague

Adrian Montague

Head of Academy, and looking forward to participating with learners construction related and broader topics of discussion

Who developed the course?

Working with industry and for industry, CIOB Academy helps support your employees on their development paths and make sure your company meets industry demands now and in the future.

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