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Effective Quality Control and Quality Assurance

Deliver quality building design and construction by learning the basic strategies for planning a QA/QC.

The increasing complexity of regulatory and technical requirements for projects and time pressures from clients are a challenge to maintaining a high level of quality for contract documents. Successful QA/QC procedures can avoid costly waste effort as well as potential claims. Whether large or small, many firms do not have a consistent approach to managing the quality of their deliverables. Although they realize the need, firm leaders may not have a concept of how to begin. This topic will help architects and engineers establish goals for quality management and introduces a basic strategy for planning a QA/QC program tailored to the size and practice of individual design firms.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to describe the difference between Quality Assurance and Quality Control.
  • You will be able to identify goals for an effective QA/QC program for your firm.
  • You will be able to define four strategic components of an effective QA/QC program.
  • You will be able to discuss the strategic components as they relate to developing an effective QA/QC program.

88 minutes
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Agenda

Current Situation

  • New Challenges
  • New Opportunities
  • Potential Crisis

Strategic Planning for Managing Quality

  • Goals of QA/QC Program
  • Workable
  • Creating Results or Fixing Problems
  • Written
  • Clear Responsibilities
  • Top-Down Commitment
  • Staff Acceptance
  • Enforceable
  • Maintained

Program/Process/Procedure Concept

  • 4-Fold Strategy
  • Quality Standards
  • Planning for Quality
  • Quality Assurance Checking
  • Quality Control Reviewing

Feedback and Continuous Improvement

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This course was last revised on May 21, 2019.

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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

Louis Medcalf, FCSI, CCS, SCIP

Louis Medcalf, FCSI, CCS, SCIP

Conspectus, Inc.

  • Senior specifier in Conspectus, Inc.
  • Practice involves assisting multiple firms in various locations prepare specifications that are coordinated with their drawings
  • Co-host of month CSI technical webinars for the Specifying Practice Community
  • Chair of CSI task teams that wrote practice guidelines for schematic phase project descriptions and for fast-track projects where drawings and specifications are issued in multiple work packages
  • Author of articles for The Construction Specifier, and BOMA magazine
  • Frequent speaker at CSI chapter meetings and national conventions
  • Studied architecture at the University of Cincinnati, 2-week course at the University of Wisconsin on specifications and contracts, and 3-day course at the University of Wisconsin on detecting deficiencies in working drawings and specifications
  • Claims manager for a large architectural firm for 10 years
  • Leader of quality management programs at two previous firms for 20 years
  • Leader of multidiscipline teams on three major peer reviews
  • More than 25 years of experience in forensic investigations
  • Fellow in the Construction Specifications Institute and member of Specifiers in Independent Practice
  • Can be contacted at 609-628-2390 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 403638
Published 2019
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