Experts from the third-party assessment panel will identify any lapse in quality or may also suggest improvements.
As per a report published in The Indian Express, the Tamil Nadu Urban Habitat Development Board (TNUHDB) has collaborated with Anna University to ensure the quality of construction henceforth.
Experts from the university will monitor the construction quality of the various projects of the board. The board has also signed similar agreements with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, National Institute of Technology (NIT) Tiruchy to constitute a third-party quality assessment panel.
Agreement valid for two years
Officials from the board said apart from the existing quality check carried out by a private concern nominated by the state government, experts from the third-party assessment panel will identify any lapse in quality or may also suggest improvements. This will be done in ongoing and future constructions of the board. The agreement is valid for two years.
An official said, “The experts will check the methodology, materials used, quality and workmanship and if they spot any lapses, a nonconformity report will be filed. In response to the TNUHDB, officials will have to rectify the issues and in turn, submit an action taken report.” “For example, there have been plastering issues reported in TNUHDB buildings across the state. Measures have been taken to eradicate the problem,” the official added.
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