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WHAT EXACTLY IS CONSTRUCTION QUALITY ASSURANCE?
The process of discovering or settling on all of a project’s quality needs is known as Quality Assurance. It also entails locating and making available any existing quality documentation that are relevant to the project’s quality needs. Any construction project’s overall success hinges on Quality Assurance.
The QA process has traditionally been manual and involves a lot of paperwork, which makes it difficult to complete QA and leads to a lot of QA being done retroactively.
The pillars of growth in the building sector are reputation and trust. To attain this level of growth, the sector must be able to back up its claims about the quality of its work. Through scheduled and methodical checkpoints, Quality Assurance (QA) aids in the prevention of problems. In the haste to finish building projects, quality assurance is sometimes overlooked. The amount of paperwork needed in QA is also a major hindrance. The consequences of failing to do quality assurance are severe, and include:
- Serious injury
- Client costs when errors must be repaired
- Additional costs when work must be redone or fixed
- Reputational damage
- Project delays
WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF CONSTRUCTION QUALITY ASSURANCE?
Any construction project carries some risk, and Quality Assurance is critical for preventing problems and lowering risk. When flaws are discovered after an activity has been finished, it leads to rework and delays in the schedule. When flaws aren’t recognized early enough in the construction process, it might lead to lengthy defect-liability periods or buildings that break years beyond their intended use. QA examines the methods put in place by the construction company to ensure that the design satisfies requirements and that the highest industry standards are followed at all times.
Construction quality, perhaps most importantly, has an impact on your bottom line. Completing projects to a high standard can earn you repeat business and protect you from costly blunders that necessitate job rework. Low-quality construction projects, on the other hand, might harm your reputation and cause you to lose business in the future, both from potential repeat clients and from anybody else who hears about your poor work. There is also the primary problem of project safety, which can be harmed by bad project execution. To put it another way, high-quality construction projects promote safety and, as a result, result in safer end outcomes. Furthermore, the products of these projects are frequently more efficient and last longer.
HOW IS CONSTRUCTION QUALITY DETERMINED?
There are usually a lot of criteria to examine when judging the quality of a building job. Among them are whether you completed the job on time and within the agreed-upon budget, as well as whether you met the owners’ needs. Furthermore, whether you met the job’s contract specifications—and avoided any disagreements in the process—is crucial in determining construction quality. Finally, once you’ve completed a task and given a site over to its owner, ensuring that your final product serves its intended purpose is a crucial aspect in construction quality.
HOW TO IMPROVE QUALITY IN CONSTRUCTION?
Make a to-do list and refer to it as needed. Closeout doesn’t have to happen at the end of a project—in fact, it shouldn’t happen at all. Consider adopting a punch list style from the beginning of a project to ensure that everyone is on the same page and to establish expectations for each stage. Remember that project closeout has an impact on everything from your client to your team to your bottom line, and it can even affect your future job prospects, so it’s well worth taking the time to do it well the first time.
Also, conducting ongoing risk assessments is more important than at any other stage during the duration of a building project. Continuous risk management is more critical than ever before when it comes to completing a project on time. Ongoing risk assessment entails recognizing any dangers or worries you may have about a task, monitoring the project on a regular basis for any potential liabilities, and developing plans to address any difficulties you uncover. Legal risks, zoning issues, cash flow concerns, workforce training, deliverable transfer, and other hurdles that could hinder a project’s progress or the ultimate handoff are examples of these challenges.