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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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