Quality in the CM Constructed Project

by William C. Kwasny, GME Consultants Inc, Minneapolis, MN, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Construction Management: A State-of-the-Art Update


The services of the testing laboratory on construction projects have not generally been considered as part of the construction management function. If the intention of construction management is to provide a project completed in an economical and timely manner, while meeting the requirements for quality in materials and methods, a material testing and engineering program is one essential part of the CM quality management system. The writer presents a discussion on why these services can properly be considered as part of the CM function. Examples of contributions made by a testing laboratory to savings in construction time and cost on a number of projects in the Minneapolis (Minnesota) metropolitan area are presented.

Subject Headings: Quality control | Construction methods | Systems management | Construction management | Construction materials | Material tests | Project management | Laboratory tests

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