Construction Quality Control Process in 4 Simple Steps
What Is Quality Control?
Quality control (QC) is the part of quality management that ensures products and services comply with requirements. It is a work method that facilitates the measurement of the quality characteristics of a unit, compares them with the established standards, and analyzes the differences between the results obtained and the desired results in order to make decisions that will correct any differences.
In terms of quality, there are two aspects to be taken into consideration which are quality assurance and quality control.
Quality assurance sets the expectations of a quality program and how implementation will begin.
Quality control; this is how the quality program gets executed.
Why is Quality Control important?
Quality control is important because it is the foundation of your project’s success.
Poor quality can lead to a variety of problems such as defects, builds that won’t last, confusion between parties involved, and a lot of construction changes.
At the point when we give early arrangements and set quality principles from the beginning, we decrease the danger of committing expensive errors once construction starts.
Now, let’s dig in deep to know the four simple steps for construction quality.
1. Define and Share the Acceptance Criteria
The initial step is to characterize the meaning of “done.”, It’s important to ensure that the project team members and subcontractors are on the same page about what does and does not qualify as an acceptable result.
Some of the standards that might be incorporated into the acceptance criteria include:
- In line with code standards
- In line with the Industry’s common practices
- Complies with the customer’s contract specifications
- No Tangible defects
- Complies with all manufacturers’ specifications
2. Create an Inspection Plan
This process is all about tracking, monitoring, recording, and making sure that the different tasks were completed as per the acceptance criteria.
It is vital to have a clear Inspection plan in order to determine all the necessary inspections to be done and to clearly verify that the project is completed.
3. Use Checklists as a Tool for Inspections
The checklists will be considered as a measuring tool to carry on the inspections, checklists will be used to verify if the work is done according to the acceptance criteria.
4. Document and monitor/control the deficiencies (The creation of Snag lists)
This process will track the project deficiencies resulting from the inspections, communicate the identified issue, assign someone to correct it (or get approval for the deviation), assign a target date for completion, and verify that the corrective action is approved within the acceptance criteria.
This process involves the creation of the snag list which contains all the above data for tracking the deficiencies.
When the quality processes are implemented the right way and enforced with continuous inspections, assessments, data collection, feedback, and deficiency tracking, it will eliminate confusion and ensures construction continues according to plan.
At Phi Contracting Co. we realize the importance of quality, our team of builders and engineers maintain a customer-focused mentality, allowing us to outperform even your highest expectations, our customers aren’t simply another project; they’re an extension of our team and community.
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