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Understanding Quality Assurance In Construction

Author : H.W. Chung
ISBN : 9781135804381
Genre : Architecture
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The ISO 9000 family of quality standards has been adopted world-wide as a framework for building better relationships between suppliers and customers. Originally a manufacturing-industry concern, quality is now acknowledged to be a key issue for the construction sector whose clients increasingly demand quality certification. This book explains the concepts and practice of quality assurance and management in construction. Clearly written and well illustrated, with plenty of sample quality system documents and other pro-forma, this book will make the daunting task of developing, implementing and managing a quality system a great deal easier for contractors. This is practical guide for building and construction contractors and sub-contractors, project managers and other construction professionals. Also for undergraduate and postgraduate students of building, construction management and project management.

The Management Of Construction A Project Lifecycle Approach

Author : F. Lawrence Bennett
ISBN : 9781136356988
Genre : Architecture
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Management of Construction introduces all aspects of management practice to students and professionals based in the construction industry. It is also important for those involved in allied fields such as design, project development, and site monitoring and inspection. The book addresses each stage of the construction project from conception to completion, giving a perspective on the whole life cycle often missing from textbooks. The author also balances engineering concerns with the human resource and personal aspects of construction management that are so important to the successful outcome of a project.

Project Quality Management

Author : Sui Pheng Low
ISBN : 9789812870742
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The book presents the development of the Construction Quality Assessment System (CONQUAS), Singapore’s de facto quality performance measurement system, explains the application of the Quality Management System (QMS) to manage CONQUAS and identifies 33 critical success factors (CSFs) for achieving high CONQUAS scores. Through CONQUAS, the reader benefits from understanding how the Singapore government developed and implemented the first objective system for measuring what many building professionals have perceived to be elusive quality standards in the construction industry. The book presents both the theoretical concepts as well as the practical aspects to achieving strategic Project Quality Management that is anchored on the CSFs to building best practices. To realistically reflect the practical aspects and challenging issues faced by stakeholders in the construction industry, questionnaire surveys were conducted with building professionals to distinguish the importance level and extent of adoption of the 33 CSFs (identified from a comprehensive review of the extant literature) in influencing and affecting the achievement of high CONQUAS scores. These were further anchored by in-depth interviews with quality experts in the Singapore construction industry to provide a better understanding of issues relating to strategic Project Quality Management. Collectively, the empirical findings collated from the building professionals suggest that while the CSFs identified are known tenets of quality, these were still not being followed in their totality. A further case study was conducted through a formal set of in-depth interviews with the quality assurance team of a construction company who has direct involvement before, during and after their tremendous improvements in the CONQUAS scores attained. The strength of this book therefore represents a true account and reflections of real-life practices and experiences in the construction industry for contractors, quality managers and policy-makers to learn from. Although the context of this book relates to the Singapore experience, the lessons and recommendations are equally relevant and applicable to the global construction industry in both the developing and developed countries whose stakeholders (in both the public and private sectors) wish to understand how CONQUAS works, and how the CSFs identified can likewise be implemented for strategic Project Quality Management to building best practices. The book is therefore of interests to researchers, academia and practitioners in the construction industry as well as in other sectors of the economy (in Singapore and other countries) where learning points may be used for enhancing project quality management for buildings.

Construction Quantity Surveying

Author : Donald Towey
ISBN : 9781118329771
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The modern quantity surveyor (QS) plays a central role in themanagement of construction projects, although the exact nature ofthe role depends on who employs the QS. The Professional QuantitySurveyor engaged by the client and the Contractor's QuantitySurveyor have different roles to play in any construction project,with the contractor's QS role extending beyond measurement to theday-to-day running of building projects, estimating, contractadministration and construction planning, as well as commercial,cost and project management. This book aims to provide readers with a practical guide intoquantity surveying from a main contractor's perspective. Readerswill acquire an understanding of the skills and competenciesrequired by the contractor’s quantity surveyor. Following abrief introduction, the book's early chapters cover measurementmethodology and the contractor's business, with the rest of thechapters discussing commercial and contractual management of aconstruction project, including day-to-day running fromcommencement through to completion, in a highly practical way.

The Csi Construction Product Representation Practice Guide

Author : Construction Specifications Institute
ISBN : 9781118415832
Genre : Architecture
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The must-have reference on construction productrepresentation—and the essential study aid for the CertifiedConstruction Product Representative (CCPR) Exam The CSI Practice Guides are a library of comprehensivereferences specifically and carefully designed for the constructionprofessional. Each book examines important concepts and bestpractices integral to a particular aspect of the building process.The CSI Construction Product Representation Practice Guideis an authoritative resource for the principles and best practicesof effective construction product representation. Thiseasy-to-follow guide includes: Coverage of the construction process and the roles theconstruction product representative can play in it Information that clients require to select appropriate productsto meet project requirements Knowledge, preparation, and use of construction documents The role the product representative plays in an IntegratedProduct Delivery (IPD) workflow Access to a password-protected website with bonus content,including a PDF of the printed book and copies of CSI formatdocuments, such as UniFormat™ andSectionFormat™/PageFormat™ The CSI Construction Product Representation PracticeGuide is an essential resource for building productmanufacturers, sales representatives, and related professionals anda valuable study aid to help prepare for the Certified ConstructionProduct Representative (CCPR) Exam.

Architectural Science Review

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ISBN : UOM:39015058755193
Genre : Architecture
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Quality Management

Author : Comité euro-international du béton
ISBN : 0727726404
Genre : Concrete construction
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This guide has been written to provide conceptual and procedural guidance for the application of quality management systems in the field of concrete construction. Modern construction requires more and more specialized expert knowledge and involves an increasing number of participants in the construction process, such as architects, designers, material producers and contractors. The quality of the construction depends on the quality of the work of each participant and, in particular, on the organization and flow of information at the interfaces between these participants.

Construction And Materials Issues 2001

Author : Donn E. Hancher
ISBN : 0784405913
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 43. 12 MB
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Papers from an October 2001 conference are presented, describing new developments and practices in construction and materials. Themes include repair of structures, bridge forms, specifications, quality assurance, nighttime construction, trenchless utilities, new engineering materials, and Superpave

Construction Quality Management

Author : Tim Howarth
ISBN : 9781135165079
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Quality management is essential for facilitating the competitiveness of modern day commercial organizations. Excellence in quality management is a requisite for construction organizations who seek to remain competitive and successful. The challenges presented by competitive construction markets and large projects that are dynamic and complex necessitate the adoption and application of quality management approaches. This textbook is written in line with the ISO 9001:2008 standard and provides a comprehensive evaluation of quality management systems and tools. Their effectiveness in achieving project objectives is explored, as well as applications in corporate performance enhancement. Both the strategic and operational dimensions of quality assurance are addressed by focusing on providing models of best practice. The reader is supported throughout by concise and clear explanations and with self-assessment questions. Practical case study examples show how various evaluative-based quality management systems and tools have been applied. Subjects covered include: business objectives – the stakeholder satisfaction methodology organizational culture and Health and Safety quality philosophy evaluation of organisational performance continuous quality improvement and development of a learning organization. The text should prove most useful to students on both undergraduate and postgraduate construction management or construction project management courses. It will also prove a valuable resource for practising construction managers and project managers.

Project Partnering

Author : R. Baden Hellard
ISBN : 0727720430
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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"Partnering" is a construction procurement method which aims to eliminate adversarial relations by removing the traditional barriers between client and contractor. This book is suitable for all involved in the commissioning of construction projects.

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