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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Top 10 typical NCRs in a Construction Project

The 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 … Read more

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 … 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 notification has to be in a written format (at least an email notification has … Read more

Why I hate CARs and why you Should Avoid them in construction

CAR is a well known abbreviation to everyone who works in a Quality- related role across all industries (and not only in construction). CAR stands for “Corrective Action Report”. Corrective Actions are probably representing the essence of Quality Management and Lean techniques: you should provide a solution that will fight the root cause of the … Read more