NCR in Construction Projects

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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…) YOU CAN NOW DISCUSS NCRs IN CONSTRUCTION WITH OTHER QUALITY PROFESSIONALS […]

That’s an NCR! So what…?

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It is more than common secret that Quality Management is not on the top of the list of priorities or agendas of companies and organisations involved in construction industry (including Designers, Contractors, Clients and Owners). Safety, Progress, Cost and winning new projects are probably summarizing the biggest concerns of every Contractor, Client and designer. Is […]

6 TIPS for writing a good Inspection and Test Plan (ITP)

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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 […]

Management Review Meetings in a Construction Project

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Management Review is definitely a clear and important requirement of the ISO:9001 standard. There are many people in the construction industry, who believe that the Management Review in the form of a 6-month or annual meetings is a waste of time. And they are probably right… The main single purpose of a Management Review within an organization, is to follow up […]

2 main categories of NCRs in a Construction Site

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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 […]

7 useful Quality KPIs for a Construction Project

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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 […]