The importance of RFIs

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RFIs are one of the most important and useful processes in today’s construction projects and it is an extremely important tool for every size and type of construction projects. So, let’s have a look on what the RFIs are and how they are used in construction management today. YOU CAN NOW DISCUSS QUALITY PROCEDURES AND […]

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 […]

How an NCR on a Design Change killed 114 People in a few seconds

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Everybody who works in construction knows that things can go wrong. Everybody knows that even the slightest mistake or lapse somewhere can lead to a disaster. Nonconformities in construction industry don’t only lead to “waste” or “dissatisfied” customers. Nonconformities in construction can have disastrous consequences. That was the case for the famous Hyatt Regency hotel walkway […]

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 […]

Things are not always what they seem

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A 15ft-deep hole appeared on M2 motorway in Kent, UK on 11th of February 2014. The 15ft chasm that has closed the motorway, also caused traffic chaos across the area in UK and it was backfilled within a week with 40tn of pea shingle material which was used to stabilise the hole.  Geotechnical investigations also confirmed that […]

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 […]