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Edwards Hart at Construction Quality Management Event

Edwards Hart Director Professor Edwards will be speaking alongside Paul Nash CIOB Past President and Chair of the Construction Quality commission and Francois Samuel, Head of Building Regulations at the Welsh Government in Cardiff on the 12th October 2021 organised by the CIOB. Professor Edwards said: “I am delighted to be speaking at this event and talk about my experience of investigating buildings and their poor quality and developing means to mitigate quality risks”. Professor Edwards added: “I will also focus on the links between poor quality and climate change”.

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Professor John Edwards

Director of Edwards Hart Consultants, a Chartered Construction Manager, Chartered Building Surveyor, Chartered Environmentalist and part time educator which includes his role at the University of Wales Trinity St David as professor of practice. Although well known for his expertise in older buildings, John has experience and expertise across all construction types and ages which includes assessing buildings for condition, providing advice, and developing projects to existing buildings. A board member of a property management company with responsibility for directing remedial measures to high rise residential property suffering from fire safety failure. Co-authored the CIOB’s first retrofit guidance in 2011, continues to contribute to the development of standards and guidance which includes BSI’s PAS 2030, PAS2035 and PAS 2038 for retrofitting buildings, BS7913: 2013 for older buildings as lead author, working with CITB on the development of Construction Site Management Retrofit National Occupational Standards and RICS iSURV online information portal lead on ‘managing risks in construction projects’ subject area. Developed with CITB’s National Construction College the only short course on retrofit that carries a qualification (Level 3 Award). Developed the CIOB’s yet to be launched ‘Construction Compliance and Quality Management Certification Scheme’ and a member of the CIOB Quality Implementation Group.

Retrofit – is it a breeding ground for poor quality in construction?

Retrofit of existing buildings have seen the same sort of problems as with quality in new construction. Are we going about understanding existing buildings of any age in the right way to determine the optimum work? Will BSI retrofit standards PAS 2030, PAS 2035 and PAS 2038 provide answers to concerns? Do the common quality management practices in the construction industry bring us confidence that fire remedial works will be to the optimum standard? What does poor quality in construction mean to climate change? Problems and solutions to be explored