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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 …

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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 …

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Top 10 typical NCRs in a Construction Project: such a waste…

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 constant …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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7 More Apps for inspections on site

About a month ago, we presented 9 great Apps for Inspections on Site: Click here to see the 9 Apps for Inspections and Snagging  We received many emails from readers, introducing us to even more Apps and tools for managing checklists, QA/QC Forms, Inspections Data, Reports and snagging processes. So, we are now presenting you 7 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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