Proposed new standardization strategy in construction

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This is now the objective of the Department of Housing and Urban Policy. A tender was launched for this purpose.

Proposed new standardization strategy in construction

Proposed new standardization strategy in construction

Construction is a complex area of ​​manufacturing and services, which involves fundamental concerns about the safety, health, accessibility and protection of buildings. Construction is largely a commercial activity, the quality of products on the market reflects the interaction between the cost, time, availability of equipment, skills and knowledge.

For the Department, improving quality and safety in the building process begins with the development of standards and regulations repository, its adoption and implementation by both prescribers that businesses implementing professionals.

According to them, there are currently more than a thousand thirteen standards for technical standardization committees chaired by the Ministry of Housing and urban policy, with a production rate of 50 standards per year. These fees cover a number of areas including housing construction, hardware, wall tiles, terracotta products, plumbing and joinery doors and windows. They also relate to the glass and mirrors, taps and sanitary products, thermal insulation, sound insulation, building performance, sealing buildings and sustainable construction.

However, international standards have changed philosophy, architecture and so they become more complex and demanding. Technical assistance is needed to draw an effective strategy for standardization, this strategy will be based on scientific evidence in order to adopt and adapt international standards to the Moroccan context, taking into account their economic and social impacts.

In addition to developing this standardization strategy, the study will be to the technical assistance for the development of Moroccan standards. It will among others to draw up an inventory of standardization at the national level in the field of construction and quantify the needs for standards while providing a provisional standardization program for 2015-2017. It will also help improve the pace of work of 13 technical standardization committees chaired by the Ministry through the Standardisation Department which is responsible for developing draft standards in consultation with industry and other government departments. Similarly, this project aims to provide international standard watch.

Mohamed Dekkak