Building Consensus Around a Quality Program With Top Management

Although quality managers are responsible for overseeing a quality program, they’re not the only people who must sign off on it. For a quality program to be effective, everybody on the team must buy in. This is why building consensus with key stakeholders should be one of the first steps you take in introducing a quality program. Whether you’re replacing an existing system or rolling out a new program, having organization executives on board from the beginning will help you build support with other decision makers.

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Essentials of Construction Quality Management for General Contractors

Construction quality management for contractors has come a long way over the years, but the industry continues to evolve. Twenty years ago, project owners became savvy enough to include independent quality control inspections as part of their construction projects to make sure their project requirements were being met.  However, by having independent inspectors taking on some of the project quality control responsibilities, many contractors have mistakenly assumed “quality management” was taken care of. Unfortunately, this is one of the reasons construction quality management has stagnated over the years and lags behind other industries such as automotive, aerospace, and health care. But, things are changing.  

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6 Mistakes to avoid when starting your Construction Quality Program

We’ve helped a lot of companies start a construction quality program, so we know the many pitfalls that can be avoided. While it’s likely that you’ll make a few mistakes along the way—who doesn’t?—understanding the most common errors before you get started can keep them to a minimum.

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What Does It Mean to Up Your Game on “Quality” in Construction?

Through our regular interactions with various big players in the construction industry, we have noticed more and more that quality is being driven from the top down. Owners of large buildings and developers of multiple projects are now asking their contractors to up their game on quality management, for a number of reasons:

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Understanding 3 Types of Construction Quality Software

If you have been in the construction industry for long, you know that there is no magic bullet for managing all aspects of multiple projects. Whether you’re swinging a hammer or wielding an iPad, you need the right combination of talented people, processes, and tools to successfully complete projects on time, on budget, and with first-time quality.

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The 5-Step Construction Quality Control Process

Construction quality control is a process that should be integrated into every project and refined as lessons are learned over time. When done well, the result of this effort is an improvement in first-time quality, which means less rework and higher profits for your company. Delivering first-time quality, zero-defect work also contributes to a higher level of customer satisfaction, which can help you retain clients and increase sales.

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Construction Quality Management on 20 Minutes a Day

A Manager's Guide to Construction Quality Management.

It is possible to spend 20 minutes a day managing project quality if you have the right tools and are smart about how you use them. The chosen tools leverage your time by bringing actionable information to your attention, then doing something.

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Create An Interactive Inspection Checklist For Accountability

An inspection checklist is worthless if the inspector only goes through the motions.  Here are some tips for making sure busy field personnel pay attention to important checkpoints.

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