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Welcome to the largest online resource for Quality Management in Construction industry.

My name is Pavlos Inglesis and I have been working in the construction industry as a Quality Professional since 2005 (I am actually a Chartered Civil Engineer – CEng MICE).

This website contains valuable information in regards to quality control, quality assurance and quality management systems in the construction industry (but not limited to that).

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Inspection Test Plan Civil Works

Inspection Test Plan for Civil Works

The Inspection Test Plan for Civil Works is the fundamental document that governs and dictates all the testing that must happen for anυ civil engineering activities in a construction project. As I have previously mentioned, an ITP is a key document for quality management in a construction project and it will help organize all testing … Read more
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Inspection and Test Plan (ITP) in construction

During the construction of a Project , the Client and his representatives are in a continuous need of objective evidence that the works are performed as they should be. That evidence is collected with the ITP in Construction. Check also the recently published ITP for Civil & Concrete Works. What is an Inspection Test Plan in construction? … Read more
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7 Types of Construction Audits

Construction Internal Audits are an integral part of any Quality Management System (QMS) and a fundamental requirement of the ISO:9001 Standard. However, things can be quite different if the audit refers to the quality management system (QMS) of a project or of a construction company. Carrying out Internal Audits is critical for the identification of any … Read more
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Quality Toolbox Talk Topics in Construction

A Quality Toolbox Talk in Construction can be an essential tool, as these presentations are usually the best way to deliver a message in regards to quality management or quality control in construction and to brief the teams on and off site for something that occured, an NCR in construction or to prepare them for … Read more
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Best Apps for Construction Snagging

Managing the construction snagging through an app is the standard nowadays, as these platforms are making everyone’s life easier on-site with their sleek interfaces and cloud-based collaboration tools. This is a list of the best apps for construction snagging (in random order). These are all apps and software that can be used for Quality Control, … Read more
how to write an itp

How To Write an ITP (Inspection and Test Plan) in Construction

Inspection and Test Plans are probably the most important documents for the Quality Control of a construction project so knowing how to write an ITP is a skill that can help you a lot, as it’s not being taught in engineering schools these days. A clear, robust and concise ITP will make things on-site easy; it will define each party’s responsibilities during … Read more
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What is NCR in Construction

NCR is one of the most fundamental tools for Quality Management and Quality Control in modern Construction Projects. Because it actually has a very bad reputation as an acronym in the industry, it is important to understand how it can actually be used in construction today and how a construction project and a construction company … Read more
How to close ncr in construction

How To Close NCR in Construction

By far the best way to close an NCR in construction is by following up the actions that have been agreed and then make sure they have been implemented. This obviously sounds easier than it is in reality as there might be several different teams involved and even several different companies in many cases that … Read more
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RFI in Construction : A Complete Guide

RFIs are one of the most important and useful processes in today’s construction projects and it is an extremely important tool for every size and type of construction projects. So, let’s have a look on what the RFIs are and how they are used in construction management today. What does RFI mean? RFI stands for … Read more
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7 Quality Metrics in Construction Projects

There are lots of Quality Metrics in construction projects that can assist in monitoring the performance of a project or a company. Among the many types of statistics that are being kept and followed up during the construction of a Project, quality metrics are often overlooked or not given the importance they should have. In reality, most … Read more
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ITP Template in Excel

Download a free ITP Template Excel Spreadsheet The Inspection and Test Plan (ITP) is a fundamental document for the Quality Control of any construction project or even a factory production line. An ITP is the document that everyone is looking for in order to carry out the required testing that will prove the final product … Read more
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Top Construction Failures of All Time

Construction is one of the most unpredicting and risky environments for someone to work in and it’s no secret that humanity has actually learned how some structures must be built by learning from its failures. Construction failures are not frequent (thankfully…), but whenever they have occurred in the history of mankind, they caused a complete … Read more

Constructing Without Design. Yes, It Happens More Often Than You May Think…

There are sometimes that you may think an uncomfortable situation is only happening to you, whereas the reality may shock you. That’s what happened to me a few weeks ago when I asked a question on our Linkedin Group about starting construction without having the design in hand. I asked that in our LinkedIn Group because i was extremely … Read more
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Things are not always what they seem

A 15ft-deep hole appeared on M2 motorway in Kent, UK on 11th of February 2014. The 15ft chasm that has closed the motorway, also caused traffic chaos across the area in UK and it was backfilled within a week with 40tn of pea shingle material which was used to stabilise the hole.  Geotechnical investigations also confirmed that … Read more
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VIDEO: Top 5 Worst Quality Failures in Construction

These are the 5 worst Quality Failures in Construction and Building industry: 5. Hyatt Regency Skywalk Collapse, Kansas City , USA 19814. Deepwater Rig Oil Spill, Gulf of Mexico, 20103. Sampoong Department Store Collapse, S.Korea, 19952. Rana Plaza Garment Factory Collapse, Bangladesh, 20131. Banquiao Dam Collapse, China, 1975
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NHQA: A Quality Award for Home Builders in North America

There is nothing more rewarding for a company or organization than a industry recognised award for quality and excellence. Of course, it’s all about profitability and repeating business but there is nothing more satisfying for a business owner in construction industry than getting recognised for driving excellence in every aspect of their business. There is no … Read more
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How BIM technology can transform Quality Management in Construction Industry

BIM Technology is becoming more and more a reality in the construction industry every day. It’s definitely the most attractive innovation we’ve seen in the industry since the CAD technology swept away pencils, rulers and rapidographs. We have all probably heard about the ways that BIM can transform the Design, Cost Controlling, Procurement and Planning of a project. But what … Read more

7 Cloud-based collaborative solutions for construction industry

Document Control management is probably one of the most fundamental and important processes of the Quality Management system of any construction project. We are not talking about rocket science here, but today’s large infrastructure and Oil & Gas Projects involve so many stakeholders, trades, people and processes that could make things far more complicated than they actually are. Documents, Drawings … Read more
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Quality Procedures for a Construction Project

In order for a construction company or a construction project to function properly, internal processes and procedures that will set up the frame of its basic operational activities are almost always required . ISO:9001 clearly specifies which Procedures need to be documented in order to fulfill the standard’s minimum requirements. These are the following 6: Taking into acount the complexity … Read more
NCR Tracker spreadsheet download

NCR Dashboard for Construction Projects

This is a very simple Excel Spreadsheet for following up the NCRs of a construction project along with a follow up register for these NCRs. It covers all the important data that need to be recorded in an NCR like location, activity, owner, closure date, cost, corrective actions and several dates. Click here to read more about NCRs … Read more
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DOWNLOAD: Quality Dashboard for Construction Projects

Download the Quality Dashboard for Construction Projects Directors love them. Project Managers love them. Clients love them. Everybody loves fancy Dashboards with statistics and charts nowadays! Everybody loves KPIs! They provide a simple way of representing useful Data and information to the decision-makers and thus they should be simple, concise and provide only the data that matter. As … Read more
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DOWNLOAD: How to Audit a Subcontractor in a construction project

Have you ever been in a situation that you have to Audit a Subcontractor on Site and you don’t know what to ask…? Well…this is your solution! Download a Subcontractor Audit Checklist for Construction Projects Auditing a Subcontractor in a construction site can end up with many surprises that you probably were not expecting when you sent out the audit notification. Controlling subcontractors is probably … Read more
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2 main categories of NCRs in a Construction Site

An NCR (nonconformity Report) is a nightmare for everyone in the construction industry (eventhough it shouldn’t be…). It’s a nightmare for the guys on site because their work is being judged and they probably have to spend time (and money…) to rework or repair. It’s a nightmare for the commercial guys of a Project because an NCR might lead to significant claims … Read more

Top 10 typical NCRs in a Construction Project

The construction industry is one of the most unpredictable environments to work in. But at some point, we have to accept the fact that there will be nonconformities, there will be things that will go wrong and we should be there to fix them. That’s all what Engineering is about: create and fix stuff. Be a … Read more

QUALITY ALERT: Wind Turbine collapses in Northern Ireland !

On the 2nd of January 2015, a 80-metre wind turbine has collapsed in Northern Ireland. The turbine was one of 8 on the Screggagh wind farm on Murley mountain near Fintona in County Tyrone of Northern Ireland. People in the industry said this was a very unusual incident because the winds were light at the time and it is still not clear … Read more

Are You Celebrating World Quality Week and Day 2014…?

ASQ in USA and CQI in UK celebrate Quality this month next week. Now, YOU can get involved and celebrate that in your Project to raise awareness and get people involved. What is World Quality Day? World Quality Day was introduced by the United Nations in 1990 to increase worldwide awareness of the important contribution that quality makes towards a nation’s and … Read more

New Survey: Non-conforming products widely used in Australian Construction industry

According to a new Survey that was published by the Australian Industry Group , non-conforming products that do not comply with local regulations are widely used in the construction industry in Australia. The online survey analysed products from the following sectors: steel, electrical, glass, aluminium, engineered wood and paint According to the respondents of the survey: – 92%  of 222 respondent companies reported non-conforming product … Read more

Interview with Doug Chambers from FIELDLENS

UPDATE 2022: In 2017, Fieldlens was acquired by WeWork and it has actually dissapeared from the market completely in 2020 and it is now owned by RedTeam. Doug Chambers is not involved anymore with Fieldlens. It’s not a secret anymore that there is a digital revolution the last years in construction industry, which seems very … Read more

Interview with Andrew Bowles from AUTODESK’s BIM360

Tablets, apps and lately wearables are here to stay and to change our lives forever. With slow but steady steps, construction industry will probably become one of the most fascinating applications of these new technologies. We have recently presented 9 Apps for Inspections at a construction project and later on we came back with 7 more Apps for … Read more
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Interview with Gari Nickson from GenieBelt: A Free Tool for Construction Projects.

UPDATE 2022: Geniebelt is now Letsbuilt Apps and SaaS tools for construction industry will soon become a very prominent part of an Engineer’s everyday life at any construction project, anywhere in the world (if not yet). We recently had the opportunity to chat with Gari Nickson from GenieBelt which is a new and free cloud app for construction projects that helps tidying up … Read more