BRANZ seminar: Key to Quality - ‘a must for builders and designers'

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BRANZ seminar: Key to Quality - ‘a must for builders and designers' - can we do better?

Media reports and anecdotal evidence backed by recent BRANZ surveys highlight a number of documentation, quality, and performance issues with new housing. These reports have increased in recent times with rising workloads, time constraints, and decreasing skill levels in the industry.

This seminar is primarily based on two BRANZ research projects designed to better understand the client and designer/builder relationships so that clients make better decisions. The first is a regular survey of new house owners' levels of satisfaction, and the second has inspected 225 houses under various stages of construction. Problem areas and defects were recorded for each house and classified as either a performance defect or an aesthetic or finish defect. Eighty one percent of houses were considered to have performance defects, and 95% of houses had an identified quality defect.
This seminar will use a number of the real defects highlighted during the inspection survey to explore these issues:

• Why did the situation arise?
• How might you deal with the end result?
• What was actually wanted/specified/acceptable?
• Was what was specified buildable?
• Was sufficient detail provided?
• Did you have sufficient time?
• Who was responsible?
• What steps should you take to avoid it happening in the future?
• How prepared are you to effectively deal with building quality?

This Key to Quality seminar is a must for you if you are a designer, architect, builder, painter, or other subtrade, building inspector, or contract supervisor/manager.

Dates and locations:

Wed 29 Jul Auckland – Central Crowne Plaza Auckland

Thu 30 Jul Auckland – Mt Wellington Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre

Wed 5 Aug Christchurch – Addington Events Centre

Thu 6 Aug Hokitika – Order of St John Hokitika - Hire Facility

Fri 7 Aug Nelson – Rutherford Hotel Nelson

Mon 10 Aug Whangarei – Forum North

Tue 11 Aug Hamilton – Claudelands Conference & Exhibition Centre

Wed 12 Aug Auckland – North Shore QBE Stadium

Online registration is available now.

From BRANZ Guideline, July 2015

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