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 […]

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 […]

New Survey: Non-conforming products widely used in Australian Construction industry

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According to a new Survey that was published by the Australian Industry Group , non-conforming products that do not comply with local regulations are widely used in the construction industry in Australia. The online survey analysed products from the following sectors: steel, electrical, glass, aluminium, engineered wood and paint According to the respondents of the survey: – 92%  of 222 respondent companies reported […]

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 […]