A SYSTEM FOR EVALUATIN THE QUALITY OF HOUSING CONSTRUCTION IN CHILE

Alfredo Serpell, Mario Labra

Abstract


This work describes a housing quality certification system. This system was developed in a cooperative approachbetween the university and a group of construction companies. The major characteristics of the certification system arepresented briefly and a discussion about the impact that applications of the certification system to several buildingprojects have had upon quality. One of the main conclusions so far is the fact that the application of this certification systemhas proven very effective in producing quality improvements on site due to the generation of objective measures ofperformance.

Keywords


housing construction; quality improvement; quality certification; failures; performance.

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