Accession Number:

ADA144892

Title:

Quality Control in construction.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

FLORIDA STATE BOARD OF HEALTH MIAMI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

103.0

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 workers 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.

Subject Categories:

  • Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE