Quality is a vital issue to be addressed by all constuction professionals working in Europe today. This book provides clear, concise guidance to the making and use of codes, regulations and technical specifications in Europe.
Construction quality and its achievement. Building well. The role of the client. Quality in traditional construction. The route to faultless building. Achievement of quality through management. Fitness for intended use. The single European market. Construction products directive. European standards and technical specifications. The procurement and other directives. Achievement of construction quality in six countries. Some unresolved issues. Conclusion. Organisations, terms and definitions. International and European Organisations. National Organisations in Member States of the European Union and European Free Trade Association. Terms and definitions, relating to codes, regulations, standards, certification and testing. Reference sources. Index.