Quality Procedures for a Construction Project

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In order for a construction company or a construction project to function properly, internal processes and procedures that will set up the frame of its basic operational activities are almost always required . ISO:9001 – 2008 clearly specifies which Procedures need to be documented in order to fulfill the standard’s minimum requirements. These are the following […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Audit a Subcontractor in a construction project

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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! 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 one of the […]

7 types of Quality Audits in a Construction Project

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Quality Audits are an integral part of any Quality Management System and a fundamental requirement of ISO:9001 Standard. However, in Construction industry things may differ a lot regarding the Audits Schedule and Audits Strategy. This is because normally in a construction project there is no long term planning (if we are only talking about a […]