Quality of Inspectors—In Search of Excellence

by Robert H. Welsh, (M.ASCE), Office Engr.; U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, P.O. Box 2518, Jackson, WY 83001,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-565-5 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-565-6 (ISBN-10), 1986, Soft Cover, Pg. 79

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Conference information: ASCE Convention | Boston, Massachusetts, United States | October 29, 1986

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


Assuring quality in construction has become a major challenge to the design/construction industry today. Attention to the issue has been a result of problems in the nuclear power industry and structural failures directly related to the design and/or construction phase. One aspect of assuring quality in the constructed project is having adequate inspection during construction. A prerequisite to adequate inspection is having enough well qualified inspectors to insure the work is done in accordance with the approved plans and specifications. These proceedings focus on developing qualified inspectors to meet the needs of the industry. The authors of the papers in these proceedings come from widely varying backgrounds and disciplines. The topics discussed range from items pertaining to excellence in inspection covering such things as what attributes and qualifications make an excellent inspector to those of how excellent inspectors are developed. There are also references to many excellent inspector training programs that are available in the industry today.

Subject Headings: Inspection | Quality control | Industries | Nuclear power | Industrial facilities | Power outage | Failure analysis | Structural failures


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