CEEQUAL aims to assist clients, designers and contractors in delivering improved project specification, design and construction of civil engineering works. The scheme rewards project and contract teams who go beyond the legal, environmental and social minima to achieve distinctive environmental and social performance in their work. In addition to its use as a rating system to assess performance, CEEQUAL also provides significant influence to project or contract teams as they develop, design and construct their work, because it encourages them to consider the issues in the question set at the most appropriate time, and to strive to secure the CEEQUAL score their work deserves.
CEEQUAL is available in two forms:
CEEQUAL is a self-assessment process that assessors trained by CEEQUAL use to rigorously assess project or contract performance on management and a range of environmental and social issues of concern, arranged in version 5 in nine sections.
Assessors use the appropriate CEEQUAL manual to score performance against questions relevant to their project or contract. Assessors collect evidence supporting their scores for each question and use the online assessment tool for capturing those scores and evidence. Upon project or contract completion, each assessment is externally verified by a CEEQUAL-appointed verifier, and then ratified by the Scheme Management Team.
Once the assessment score is ratified, the project or contract is awarded a percentage score and is then presented with a CEEQUAL Award certificate that demonstrates their level of achievement on the pass – good – very good – excellent scale.
|NODES strategic objective||Contribution|
|Enhance accessibility and integration||0|
|Increase safety and security conditions||0|
|Increase economic viability and costs efficiency||++|
|Stimulate local economy||+|
|Increase environmental efficiency||++|
|Increase energy efficiency||++|
Benefits of using CEEQUAL
Overall costs can vary a great deal, depending on the intensity with which a company applies the tool. The following issues have to be taken into account: