Quality Assurance/Quality Control; Case Studies—Introductionby George Stukhart, Texas A&M Univ, Civil, Engineering Dep, College Station, TX, USA,
Abstract: The report emphasizes several requirements for quality management: a. The need for a knowledgeable field representative, preferably the resident engineer. This person must be familiar with the design and can really influence construction quality. b. Construction quality must be built in, rather than inspected in the final product. c. Quality must be achieved within the constraints of the project. d. People in the field need a greater understanding of requirements, expectations, methods and criteria. This means that codes and standards are not always available nor fully understood. A great deal of this field commitment can be achieved through realistic, accurate plans and specifications, something most engineers can influence.
Subject Headings: Quality control | Standards and codes | Construction methods | Construction industry | Inspection
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