NIJHUIS: Even without a law quality assurance matters
Around the same week as the delay of the “Wet kwaliteitsborging” until January 2019 became known, Nijhuis Bouw B.V. signed a framework agreement for the use of both No Risq and Ed Controls. Corporate social responsibility includes managing project risks and assuring the quality during the construction phase. Despite the law being delayed for the time being, Nijhuis is very much aware that quality is a choice that makes a difference.
“Today, Ed Controls is being used at almost every office and also with No Risq we have achieved quite a lot” tells Davy Elshof, from the office in Rijssen, where he works on quality assurance, project based or not. He continues: “We started using No Risq at the project Kraanbolwerk in Zwolle. Today we are working on 15 projects with both systems, including the new station in Wierden and the maintenance of 342 apartments in Doetinchem. In Wierden, at the station, we use No Risq to make a certified building plan review and during the maintenance in Doetinchem we make a connection with an UAV-GC-contract. At another project we converted the entire list of demands from the client into a list of risks in No Risq.”
Rijssen is the frontrunner in the use of both systems. “We recommend colleagues to start working with No Risq as well. The question is whether or not the pressure is off or not, now the law has been postponed.” Still Nijhuis feels its important to continue with quality assurance. “That is why we deliberately signed a framework agreement. Because of the agreement we can now use Ed Controls and No Risq on an unlimited number of projects.”
“The best thing of course is the connection of both systems. In No Risq you plan the control measures and No Risq then puts these planned measures automatically into Ed Controls. The measures can then be assigned.” After conducting the audit in Ed Controls, the results of the audit are automatically uploaded to your risk analysis in No Risq. “That makes quality assurance much easier”.
Good construction remains teamwork!
No Risq is still a young system and Elshof is closely involved in the further development of the system. “I am in a test environment for new releases of No Risq, in which I can give feedback. Thinking along in the development of a new system that really has value for the industry is satisfying. You can almost shape it yourself, because they accept a lot from us.”