Construction of new schools could be made better through changes to the rules applying to people working with bricklaying tools on new educational buildings, it is suggested.
On October 28th, the Herts & Beds Constructing Excellence Club hosted a meeting entitled The Good, The Bad and The Radical to debate improvements to the Partnership for Schools programme.
Among the good aspects of the existing scheme was the high standard of construction from those working with bricklaying tools on school projects, those in attendance agreed.
Robustness of the finished buildings ranked alongside the availability of apprenticeships and efficient resource usage as some of the positives.
However, the radical solutions suggested included standardised designs to choose from, rather than duplicating planning work on different schemes.
"Members of the Constructing Excellence Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire Club have been directly and indirectly involved in the Partnership for Schools programme and were ideally placed to offer their experience," says Constructing Excellence.
Posted by Andrew Miles