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Construction Inspection Handbook: Quality Assurance/Quality by James J. O'Brien

By James J. O'Brien

The inspection staff needs to familiarize yourself with the plans and the specifica­ tions; they shape the foundation upon which the quality controls inspection is made. The in­ spector needs to observe that blunders and omissions may be found, and should must be duly pronounced to administration. at any place an blunders or omission is immense, it really is acceptable to check it with the dressmaker first to make sure that the mistake famous is legitimate. The quality controls inspection workforce is at the activity to be aim, and to implement the agreement as written. whilst the agreement doesn't suffice to hide the paintings stipulations, then the Inspector may still request the chance to arrange a suitable rationalization or swap order to the agreement. The query of no matter if a transformation order is to bring about a credits to the landlord or to the contractor is an issue of interpretation of the plans and requirements. The Inspector may still workout nice care to prevent informal dedication or contract with swap goods, and may first learn a metamorphosis or requirement within the plans and requisites to figure out that it's not incorporated within the contractual scope-either in part or thoroughly. subsequent, the inspector should still collaborate with the administration workforce, receiving their contract sooner than making any commitments or wearing on any conclusive discussions with the contractor. From that time on, regular switch order strategies, approvals, and document­ umentation will be followed.

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The Principal-in-Charge shall perform an analysis to determine if there are any broad programmatic problem areas or if any negative trends are detectable. This analysis shall be performed at least annually, as part of the management review. 1 The Project Manager shall establish procedures to control design documents used for construction inspection activities, including drawings, specifications, procedures and instructions, and changes to these documents, to preclude the use of unapproved or out-dated documents.

OKA). 2 The OKA commitment to excellence in construction management includes vigorous controls for cost and schedule, which, although compatible with and supported by the quality requirements in this Program Plan, are established and implemented in separate corporate and project documents. 1 The specific application of the requirements of this Program Plan for a project shall be defined by contract documents, which shall establish: • Project organization and assignment of responsibilities. • Definition of external interfacing quality organizations and functions.

Formal audit by an independent audit team. 2 Formal audits shall include an evaluation of quality assurance practices, procedures, and instructions; the effectiveness of implementation; and conformance with policy directives. In performing this evaluation, the audits should include evaluation of work areas, activities, processes, and items; and review of documents and records. 3 The Principal-in-Charge shall define the scope of the audit and select an audit team experienced in auditing techniques, competent in the technical areas to be evaluated, and independent of project responsibilities.

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