quality

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Like in a modern Tower of Babel, managing quality within building commissioning means ensuring collaboration and data sharing between different actors (i.e. building systems and people) and act to contain defects aiming to achieve optimal performance. This ensures that the building system won't collapse but eventually get better overtime.   The main benefits of implementing a quality management system during commissioning may be summarised as follows:
Post date: 22 Jul 2016
Type: Ask the Experts

QUANTUM project aims to close the gap between actual and designed energy performances of buildings through Quality Management (QM).   The consortium organised its first successful  workshop at CLIMA2016, the 13th REHVA World Congress held on 24th May in Aalborg.   
Post date: 21 Jul 2016
Type: News

QUANTUM, closing the gap between actual and designed energy performances of buildings through quality management  
Post date: 21 Jul 2016
Type: Link

Thursday 23 June 2016, 10:00 a.m. Brussels time (CET)   Participation is free, but prior registration is required. See links for registration.  
Post date: 22 Jun 2016
Type: Event

The ingredients of good user experience of highly energy efficient buildings: a pinch of empowerment and a sprinkling of knowledge about the building’s features   Living or working in high energy-efficient buildings can be a great opportunity but users need to feel empowered. This means making them aware of the building features and allowing them to manage some of the appliances by themselves. In this way, disorientation or annoyance is avoided and people feel more in control.  
Post date: 15 Jun 2016
Type: News

The Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) is releasing eight policy statements in support of the ACE Manifesto to promote responsible architecture, advance the highest professional standards and optimise professional mobility. Since 2008, the construction sector has been severely impacted by the economic crisis. Strong and targeted actions at EU level are necessary to create a coherent legislative framework, which will accelerate and consolidate the recovery of the sector, while ensuring safety and quality in the built environment.
Post date: 10 Jun 2016
Type: Note

The following QUALICHeCK webinars have now been confirmed. Participation is free for all, but prior registration is required. Please click on the titles for further information and to register.   WEBINAR on Transmission losses | Thermal bridges – input data, calculation and verification method Wednesday 15 June 2016, 10.00 – 12.00 Brussels time (CET)  
Post date: 2 Jun 2016
Type: News

Making use of EPC databases for quality control and other purposes   Tuesday 5 July 2016, 10.00 – 11.30 Brussels time (CET)   Participation is free, but prior registration is required.   
Post date: 2 Jun 2016
Type: Event

Tuesday 28 June 2016, 11.00 – 12.20 Brussels time (CET)   Participation is free, but prior registration is required.   Introduction: Product databases provide validated information about the characteristics of construction products and building systems. They can be used to determine input data for the energy performance rating of buildings on their Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), provided that the procedures of the national regulation authorise this.   Objectives of the webinar
Post date: 2 Jun 2016
Type: Event

Wednesday 15 June 2016, 10.00 – 12.00 Brussels time (CET)   Participation is free, but prior registration is required.   Objective of the webinar: To present good examples of how to deal with thermal bridges in relation to energy calculations and investigation of the real performance, and to provide a platform for discussion.  
Post date: 2 Jun 2016
Type: Event