Accession Number:

ADA592583

Title:

QA/QC Construction Supervision ...or "Just Wing It"

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER SCHOOL FORT LEONARD WOOD MO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Quality assurance QA and quality control QC are two of the most important elements of any engineer construction project. However, QAQC have not been officially proclaimed a part of the engineering process, and there is a trend among the junior officers and noncommissioned officers NCOs throughout the services to not employ the conceptual practices of QC. Additionally, senior leaders in the battalions and squadrons are not mentoring and developing a solid QA program within their organizations that ensures the success of the project and the service members involved in the construction. The unit is responsible for maintaining construction standards as outlined in the design specifications, plans, and other standard engineering documents. How is this guaranteed Supervision. Why is it important There are many obvious reasons safety savings in time and materials superior product or outcome service member satisfaction and reduced frustration training in organization, management, and construction techniques unit reputation and mission accomplishment. In other words, QAQC provide a little more predictability in an often-unpredictable profession. Figure 1 shows improper bracing and construction of forms.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE