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How to Measure Quality in Construction Projects

One of the main difficulties and differences between the construction industry compared to the typical controlled manufacturing environment, is the way things are measured and monitored. If you are working in a quality role in construction, then you know the inherent difficulties on how to measure quality in construction projects and how challenging it can … 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. What is an Inspection Test Plan in construction? ITP in construction means “Inspection and Test Plan”, and it is … Read more

How To Close an 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

Quality Dashboard for Construction Projects: what’s in it?

Directors love them. Project Managers love them. Clients love them. Everybody loves fancy Dashboards with statistics and charts nowadays! Everybody loves KPIs! Or are they? To be fair, Dashboards 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 really matter. As … Read more

What is an 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

7 Practical Rules to follow when auditing in a Construction Project

Let’s have a look on some very critical rules that have to be followed when auditing in a Construction Project: 1. The audittee (the person who will be audited) should be notified well in advance : (in my opinion 2 weeks before the audit is the minimum) – Audit Schedule and notifications have to be in a written format (at least an email notification has … 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

Top 10 typical NCRs in a Construction Project

The construction industry is one of the most unpredictable and exciting environments to work in. But at some point, we have to accept the fact that there will be problems (or as we call them nonconformities in quality management), there will be things that will go wrong and we should be there to fix them and … 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

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