Construction industry needs quality
Construction industry is considered a main pillar to construct the country of tall and strong buildings. Its quality of construction should be as par the world standard so the buildings could absorb the shocks of earth quakes, heavy rains and floods. In fact, upholding of quality assurance and control is one of the most veritable requirements of any construction process, right from design up to mechanical completion. During the construction there should be different checks to control and maintain the quality. Most important decisions regarding the quality of a project should be made during the design and planning phase. Quality control and improvement should be a primary objective for every member of a project team. At every stage quality management system should include accurate information, proper documentation control during the construction process, material procurement and strict field inspection till final checkout of the facility. Government should also focus the industry and made regulations regarding the construction calibers. After making the regulations every company would be bound to maintain the standards during and after the construction. Clients and contractors are supposed to sustain and maintain the highest caliber of quality performance. Often contractors use cheaper and inferior building materials and apply sub-standard practices to squeeze as much profit as possible. It is very dangerous and sometime due to substandard quality major accidents occurred and resulted in human losses. Lack of proper supervision also a reason of bad work. In fact everybody involved in the construction industry tries to get his goals in the shortest time through unfair means. One can imagine the shape of the final outcome of such malpractices. So there is a dire need to revamp the industry by inducing quality culture. Legislation should be made on top priority to involve the Pakistan Engineering Council, Institute of Engineers, Chambers of Commerce & Industries and similar professional bodies in performing quality audits of on-going projects. It is not possible without efforts of the government and ministry related to construction should do its job honestly to make the construction industry a role model for other countries in the world.