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 […]

Building London Underground. Glimpse to a simpler era…

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The Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) in UK has recently published an amazing video (watch above) to celebrate London Underground’s 150 years. On 10 January 1863 the first train travelled from Farringdon to Paddington and today London’s Tube apart from being the oldest metro system in the world, it’s also one of the biggest. Its construction started […]

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 […]

DOWNLOAD: ITP – Inspection and Test Plan template

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This is one of the most fundamental and most important documents for the Quality Control of any Construction Project: the Inspection and Test Plan or ITP. This excel spreadsheet has all the important information that have to be included in every ITP: description of test, frequency, reference to standards, responsibilities etc. In case you are not sure […]

How BIM technology can transform Quality Management in Construction Industry

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BIM Technology is becoming more and more a reality in the construction industry every day. It’s definitely the most attractive innovation we’ve seen in the industry since the CAD technology swept away pencils, rulers and rapidographs. We have all probably heard about the ways that BIM can transform the Design, Cost Controlling, Procurement and Planning of a […]