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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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Quality Toolbox Talk in Construction

You can download/buy and modify this presentation: Download Quality Toolbox Talks in Construction can be a very important tool, as they 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 …

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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 …

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10 Reasons of Why everybody hates Quality Managers in Construction

If you are a Quality Manager who has worked in at least 3 construction projects you would probably start recognising a pattern: other people on site (even your management sometimes…) hate you! They don’t hate you personally but they hate your role and what you are trying to do. So…here is why: As Quality Manager, …

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What is Non Conformance Report (NCR)

To those who are not familiar with the “Quality” vocabulary, NCR stands for: “Non Conformance Report “. (personally I prefer the terminology “NonConformity Report” which is actually what is written in the ISO:9001 but discussing quality terminology is way out of the scope of this post…) So what is an NCR in construction? You may probably find some very fancy definitions on the …

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