Quality in Construction

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1 month course
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1 Available Date
A Free Online course where you learn how to foster a culture of quality in construction with the CIOB.
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Martin McCabe


Poor quality builds have a detrimental impact on the construction industry. On this course, you will tackle this problem with professional research and insight into the delivery of quality construction and development projects.

You will look at the current issues faced by the construction industry and how quality management has developed in construction and elsewhere. You will also address some basic practical steps that can be made to ensure construction quality. Upon completion of the course, you will become more confident at instilling a culture of quality on all your construction projects.

Please note, the next start date for this course is 2nd March 2020!!! Register now using the link.

For construction professionals requiring a more in-depth look at the topic and the practical tools and techniques to achieve quality, our 2 day course on Construction Quality Management is the perfect solution.

Please note this course is hosted on a separate site, Future Learn. You will need to create an account and access the course on this external site.


Here are the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about this course:

  • The course takes place 100% online over a period of 3 weeks. New content is released on a weekly basis, and those who sign up should expect to make a commitment of 2 hours per week.
  • Once each week’s content has been released it will be available 24 hours per day, right up until 2 weeks after the course has ended. There are no live sessions; we will not expect you to be online at any specific times over the duration of the course.
  • If you require a Certificate of Achievement, please select the option to upgrade your enrolment for a fee of £42. Your certificate will be delivered at the end of the course. Those who don’t require proof of their studies can enjoy full access to the course free of charge.
  • The next course starts on 2nd March 2020. To join, please click here to be redirected to the Future Learn online platform. This is where the course will be delivered, and it’s also the place where many more FAQs are answered.


This course is designed for construction professionals at all career levels and for clients and end users who want to learn more about what can be done to achieve quality buildings.


By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the impacts of poor quality in construction
  • Explain and define quality in construction
  • Summarise the history of quality management in various industries
  • Discuss relevant legislation, regulations and standards
  • Explain the principles of embedding a culture of quality in construction
  • Investigate quality management methods and systems


  • Defining quality in construction and its importance to those who build and interact with buildings and infrastructure
  • The social, economic and human costs associated with poor quality
  • A history of quality management in construction and other industries
  • The role and importance of training and education
  • Legal and regulatory environment for quality management
  • Putting quality into practice; methods, processes and systems
  • Changing an organisation to instil a culture of quality in construction

For construction professionals requiring a more in-depth look at the topic and the practical tools and techniques to achieve quality, our 2 day course on Construction Quality Management is the perfect solution.



Martin applies his years of experience in construction to create training that leads to real change. Chartered as a Construction Manager, Building Engineer and Health & Safety Practitioner, Martin has worked in a diverse range of roles across the industry and designed courses delivered around the world. He sits on the Chartered Institute of Building’s Education, Standards and Qualifications Committee and provides Quality Assurance for the CIOB and other awarding organisations. He consults in a variety of industry roles offering advice on Project Management, Health & Safety and Temporary Works. He has designed and run training programmes at the Royal School of Military Engineering. In 2017 Martin consulted on the lifting operations at London’s Natural History Museum for the blue whale main exhibit. Martin aims to facilitate learning that is relevant to each course delegate, so that the theory can be put into practice in the real world.