What is Quality Control?
Indeed, the term Quality is too hackneyed, many times too trivial and it is used for almost anything. We go to our work in professional environments and we already hear words of Quality, and we even know that there is a Quality department with standards, procedures, plans, indicators, tools, etc in our companies, but what do we really know what is Quality Control in a construction project?.
As you can imagine, you can find many definitions around, which can be consulted on thousands of sites, books and websites. But for us the one we believe fits best within the objectives would be the following: “the degree to which a set of inherent characteristics of an object fulfills requirements” (ISO 9000: 2015). As simple as that.
So what is quality control in a construction project?.
Following the general definition referred before, we should specify the “Inherent characteristics” regarding a building project, and the main one is to allow the construction of the building correctly and efficiently.
So to achieve this goal, the construction project (the document) must include all the parameters well defined which allow the development,
And they are:
- In terms of design, matching the parameters of the developer.
- In technical terms, matching the technical requirements.
- In terms of regulatory, collecting all the regulations requirements.
- In terms of construction, allowing the construct correctly.
- in environmental terms, minimizing the impact.
- in financial terms, constructing efficiently.
These are the minimum parameters to assure the QC in a construction project. Finally, answering the question of what is quality control in a construction project, for us the answer is The level that we are able to suit these parameters inside the project and in a way that allows any technical professional to understand them, would be the Quality Control of the document, a Construction Project.
As you can imagine, the control of all these parameters is not easy at all, because many professionals work in the construction process itself, so at this point and regarding Quality Control for construction projects, comes a series of questions to answer, that will be answered in other posts of this blog:
- ¿Currently, Do the projects have enough quality?
- ¿Are the projects being checked in order to assure this quality?.
- Who is in charge of the QC of the document of the Building project?
Let us know your comments or your experiences about QC in building projects or any request you could have. Also, you can request our minimum checklist for QC in building projects in our form or WhatsApp web if you are interested, it will be sent to you as soon as we receive it.
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