The construction industry is the type of industry which should have systems in place to ensure that better buildings are constructed. There have been cases of building collapsing on workers or occupants claiming more lives. The systems have major roles to play to maintain sanity in the whole industry while at the same time enhancing the safety of all those involved. Without such systems in place, anyone can have a building come up anywhere built anyhow which may end up not being safe for occupancy. The following are reasons why we need to have systems for better building in place
For safety purposes
Buildings are one place we run to for protection from rain, cold and even enemies. It would make no sense to have a building that will not act as a haven when it is not safe itself. The safety of a building is looked at from the point of whether it was built according to the set standards that make it safe regarding the materials used and how much weight it can bear. All these are found in the building codes which act as the systems to ensure the building is safe for occupancy. Safety at work is an important thing to ensure it is observed to the latter. The presence of these systems will ensure the safety of the workers doing the construction work since they are the ones who will get first-hand effects should the building collapse while it is still under construction.
If everyone would put up building the way they want it to be then the whole construction industry would be chaotic. The systems act as a measure against the way the building is made. Using the system, the compliant buildings and also those that are not compliant are identified to ensure they do as per what the system dictates. If these systems were not in place, then there would be nothing to measure against. This makes the building work to be according to the system. This ensures that quality buildings are made which makes them even safe for occupation eliminating the need to worry about matters safety.
Provision of guidelines
A building system is supposed to give the guidelines on what is supposed to be done. It will provide for how deep the foundation should be for a certain type of building, how high the walls are to be, which kind of materials to be used for construction and roofing among other things. From these guidelines, the construction work has a basis of being done for it to meet the building standards.
The systems put in place should also be flexible enough to change whenever there is need so long as they will not affect the other existing ones. The changes could be due to occurrences of tragedies or advancements in technology. With the continuous advancements in technology, better ideas and building methods are coming up which are also affecting other industries such the construction industry.…Read More