Key elements of the Grand River Construction Quality Assurance/Quality Control Plan include:
- Quality Management and Responsibilities
- Quality Control Personnel
- Project Quality Coordination and Communication
- Quality Assurance Surveillance
- Employee Qualifications
- Qualification of Subcontractors and Suppliers
- Project-Specific Quality Standards
- Inspections and Test Plan
- Work Task Quality Inspections
- Quality Control of Corrections and Nonconformances
- Project Completion Inspections
Project Quality Assurance / Quality Control Plan Overview
After Grand River Construction is awarded a contract to carry out a construction project, the President forms a team consisting of a Quality Manager, Project Manager, and Superintendent.
First, the Quality Manager develops a set of project specifications that align project requirements with customer specifications and requirements, regulations, industry standards, product instructions, and Grand River Construction quality standards.
The Quality Manager evaluates personnel, subcontractors and suppliers, and materials, and ensures that only those who are capable and qualified are included on the project. Training is provided to ensure that all personnel involved in the project understand their quality responsibilities and authorities.
The Quality Manager then details how the quality is controlled throughout the construction process through a quality inspection and test plan that specifies requirements and pass/fail criteria for quality inspections and tests. Grand River Construction operating policies assure compliance to the project specifications.
As the project proceeds and prior to starting each construction task, the Superintendent coordinates detailed requirements and resources, site conditions, and communicates them through a meeting with all interested parties. The Superintendent amends inspection specific checklists with items for heightened awareness based on the concerns of all parties.
The subcontractors and suppliers and Superintendent use the quality inspection forms to monitor execution of the construction process through a series of quality inspections before, during, and at the completion of each construction task. Laboratory and functional tests are performed to assure performance results.
Should nonconformances occur, they are systematically controlled and corrected. Improvements are made to prevent recurrences.
Throughout the project there are standard operating procedures and forms for creating, maintaining, and controlling quality documents and records.
Throughout the project, the Quality Manager also performs on-site quality audits to ensure that the Grand River Construction Quality System is operating effectively.