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Pavlos Inglesis

I am a Chartered Civil Engineer (CEng-MICE) and a Chartered Quality Professional working in the construciton industry since 2005. My specialty is quality control and quality assurnace management in construction projects. I have worked in projects in the Middle East, Greece and now based in the UK since 2012.

Top 17 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 had occured in the history of mankind, they caused a complete …

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6 TIPS for writing a good Inspection and Test Plan (ITP)

Inspection and Test Plans are probably the most important documents for the Quality Control of a construction project. A clear, robust and concise ITP will make things on site easy, it will define each party’s responsibilities during the works and after all it will be the “Bible” for compiling the As-Built Packages at the end of the works. More than anything else, the ITP is the …

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9 Apps for inspections on Site

Using tablets or smartphones for inspections on site and project collaboration through apps and other cloud based solutions is getting more and more momentum the last 10 years and it’s definitely here to stay. READ ALSO: 7 more great Apps for inspections and Snagging on Site Here are 9 apps/solutions which can be used for Quality Control, punching and …

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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 …

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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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