Accession Number : ADA144892
Title : Quality Control in construction.
Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,
Corporate Author : FLORIDA STATE BOARD OF HEALTH MIAMI
Personal Author(s) : Eng,E
Report Date : Jan 1984
Pagination or Media Count : 103
Abstract : The concept of quality control has been in existence as long as man has had the ability to build and make products. Evidence of this age long concern for quality in construction endures today with the Egyptian pyramides, Greek monuments and Roman structures. During medieval times, this concern emerged into trade guilds which established standards of workmanship and craftsmanship training to insure quality work. For the most part, this approach to quality control was based on the individual worker's pride. The craftsman had to design, build, inspect, and test his work until he was satisfied with it. Only when his personal standards were met, would he allow his name to be put on it. This approach, although crude and primitve, was effective for its time and to some extent is still found today.
Descriptors : *CONSTRUCTION , *QUALITY CONTROL , STATISTICAL TESTS , TEST METHODS , CEMENTS , INSPECTION , TANKS(CONTAINERS) , LABOR , INCENTIVE CONTRACTS , EMPLOYEE RELATIONS
Subject Categories : Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE