Construction Essay

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For construction projects, quality control means making sure things are done according to the plans, specifications, and permit requirements. Quality is defined as 'fitness to purpose', in regards to how quality is significant for Bull’s Construction. It means providing a building that has an appropriate quality for the purpose for which it is intended. Moreover, a different way of looking at this concept is that the price of the building could potentially reflect the expectations of quality. A cheaper building probably uses inferior materials and is likely to be less attractive and less durable.
Quality control in construction typically involves insuring compliance with minimum standards of material and workmanship in order to
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This may seem extreme, but it will generally pay off in the long run.

Quality Control Activities: The first thing is to examine all of the construction plans carefully. Eliminate incomplete, unclear and ambiguous statements from the construction plans. Make sure that documents do not contradict each other. Make sure that the contract documents and specifications assign work responsibility only to the contractor. Define all terms as needed. Verify that all technical reports are referenced. Include report dates and revision and addenda numbers. Review the architectural, structural and engineering plans to make sure that they agree. If alternates in construction materials or methods are listed in the job specifications make sure that the bid form includes a place for the bidder to enter prices for proposed alternates. If bidding on preliminary drawings, make sure that the most current version is available and is being used. If the drawings have been approved, are all required signatures and dates shown? Most importantly, confirm that the drawings being used are current.

The cost of quality for our organization is related to timing, cost, and maximum performance. Defects or failures in constructed facilities can result in very large costs. Even with minor defects, re-construction may be required and facility operations impaired. Increased costs and delays are the result. In the

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