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Quality Control is one of the most important aspects in modern Construction Management and Project Management as it is the main tool that is used to veriy that the constructed element, building or section is actually complying with the required standards, specifications or design. There are many tools today that are used to ensure quality control in a construction project is basically up to a high level but the main one is the ITP or inspection and Test Plan.

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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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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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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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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: 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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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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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. What is an Inspection Test Plan in construction? ITP in construction means “Inspection and Test Plan”, and it is …

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