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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 – 2008 clearly specifies which Procedures need to be documented in order to fulfill the standard’s minimum requirements. These are the following 6: Control of Documents …

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7 useful Quality KPIs for a Construction Project

There are many types of statistics that are being kept and followed up during the construction of a Project. Most of them are directly linked with the progress of the works (planning, schedules, staff turnover, etc) but there are many more regarding Health & Safety , Environment and of course financial statistics, Key Performance Indicators and other data that could “help” Project …

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DOWNLOAD: NCR Follow-up Register and Statistics Dashboard for Construction Projects

This is a very simple Excel Spreadsheet for following up the NCRs of a construction project (and not only). Download the NCR Tracker for Construction Projects 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 …

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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 …

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7 types of Quality Audits in a Construction Project

Quality Audits are an integral part of any Quality Management System and a fundamental requirement of ISO:9001 Standard. However, in Construction industry things may differ a lot regarding the Audits Schedule and Audits Strategy. This is because normally in a construction project there is no long term planning (if we are only talking about a Project …

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