The Pursuit of Quality: QA/QC

by Virginia Fairweather, Editor; Civil Engineering, 345 E. 47th St., New York, NY 10017,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1985, Vol. 55, Issue 2, Pg. 62-64

Document Type: Feature article


Quality assurance and quality control programs are mandated for many federally-funded construction projects. The private sector is also increasingly requiring such programs. The terms are defined, and practitioners interviewed who express opinions both pro and con about the administration of these programs and their net effect. Most agree that inadequate specifications are a major problem in the construction industry that has led to the institution of QA/QC programs.

Subject Headings: Quality control | Construction management | Federal government | Project management | Private sector | Construction industry

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