BITRI Building Materials Services Division, hosted a stakeholder engagement session
Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI), through the Building Materials Services Division, hosted a stakeholder engagement session on Monday the 20th of March at Avani Gaborone Resort & Casino.The stakeholder engagement forum provided a platform for relevant stakeholders to share ideas on the implications of lagging behind in adopting the latest construction industry standards, as well as putting in place effective measures to ensure the currency of standards used by testing laboratories.
The guest presenter and facilitator for the forum Mr Barry Laurence Pearce emphasised the need for due diligence in testing and the criticality of participation in Proficiency Testing Service (PTS) & Inter-Laboratory Comparison (ILC). Mr. Pearce further highlighted that for the success of the aforementioned, there is a greater need for other testing laboratories in Botswana to be involved, adding that the benefits of such collaborations and implementation would lead to improvement in the quality of tests provided, compliance with industry and regulatory requirements, and reliability and validity of tests provided to end users.
Some of the key stakeholders who participated in the forum include the Botswana Institution of Engineers, the Engineers Registration Board, the Botswana Bureau of Standards, and enterprises in the construction industry.+8
Original source : BITRI