Design Quality Indicator (DQI)
The Design Quality Indicator is a method of evaluating the design and construction of new buildings and the refurbishment of existing buildings. DQI is a process that actively involves a wide group of people in the design of buildings. Those involved are people responsible for the design and construction and those who will use the building or be affected by it. DQI can be used at all stages of a building’s development and plays a fundamental role in contributing to the improved quality of building projects.
The Design Quality Indicator was launched in 2002 to provide a tool to assess the design quality of buildings. The process can be used on wide variety of buildings. For example DQI has been used successfully for the building/refurbishment of police stations, office buildings, college and university buildings, libraries, and many other civic and private building projects.