Quality Assurance & Control

Quality Glossary Definition: Quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC)

Quality Assurance:

Quality Control:

SABQ QC Team containt Quality Control Engineers curry the observation techniques and activities that aim to identify whether the final project actually fulfills customer requirements. our staff identifies the need for corrective measures. In other, simpler, words:

our certified Quality Control monitors team work as it happens and ensure that the results satisfy the requirements specified.

What Are The Crucial Distinctions Between Quality Assurance And Quality Control?

Our Quality Assurance settle down a plan to carried out before the construction project starts.we have the policies that need to be carried out and ensures they are known to the people who need to know them.

For example, when working on a building’s foundation, quality assurance is the process of having someone check the rebar & forms, submitting issues that need fixing to a private website, and tracking that they’re fixed before concrete pouring begins.

we understand that The key elements of Quality Control are observation and activity. Even when you have the best plan and system in place (that’s what Quality Assurance does), you still need to monitor the work as it occurs to make sure the results are what you expect them to be. In plain-speak, QC is the inspection of the craftsmanship on a construction project. Quality Control verifies the quality of the output.

Going back to the foundation example, quality control will be the inspector visiting the construction site, checking that rebar is suspended at the right height, tied appropriately, and that inside the forms are free of debris.

What Is Quality In Construction In The First Place?

Both QA and QC are valuable practices to help ensure SABQ quality. It pays to determine what exactly quality is. Quality is a measure of excellence in how well a product or service meets the client and end-users requirements and needs.

In new building construction, the end product is the completed structure and the surrounding property it sits on. A quality building is free from defects and significant shortcomings. It is the result of a process that adheres to the local building code, measurable and verifiable standards, and achieves its performance goals and requirements. Ensuring quality in a project is a standard goal for construction professionals for many reasons, one of which is that helps manage the risks against unwanted results, like claims.

The Takeaway

Quality Assurance and Quality Control are a different, but complementary part of a larger concept – Quality Management. Achieving success in a building project requires both QA and QC. If either QA or QC is left out, it becomes near impossible to produce an effective construction quality program.

If you only layout plans that define processes and procedures to be carried out (QA) but they aren’t followed by anybody, it becomes little more than a paper making exercise. Those plans may be great however poor execution will lead to lots of rework, change orders, and mistakes slipping through, only to later become construction defects.

On the other hand, if your inspectors conduct testing and observations to check the quality (QC) without a plan, you can miss the whole picture. The project can end up with inspection gaps or lack of follow-ups, mistakes can go undocumented and unaddressed. The project managers wouldn’t be able to see underlying greater problems that needed timely addressing – creating failures to improve the general way of delivering the product.

Contact SABQ Group For Quality Assurance Services That Set Industry Standards

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