The Quality in Construction Unit engages in two clearly distinct areas of activity. Both aim to further construction quality, the first by lending scientific and technical support to applied research, and the second by granting quality marks. The unit also fosters knowledge transfer via publications and training.
The most prominent activities under the first heading include: the formulation, in conjunction with public institutions (ministries and regional departments), of regulations, manuals and technical guides geared to industry actors; engagement in applied and pre-regulatory research; and participation in working groups.
Manned by specialists in all disciplines relating to building safety (structural, fire and use) and habitability (healthy buildings, noise protection and energy savings), as well as accessibility and, naturally, building construction sustainability, the unit’s horizontal organizational structure affords it a strategically integrated vision.