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Design/Build of the Baghdad Police Academy (North) - Mosul, Iraq

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Quality Assurance / Quality Control

The real measure of success for project will be if the project meets the clients expectations.

Regardless of how fast and if the project is completed on time; the real measure of success for project will be if the project meets the clients expectations and is constructed in a safe manor using quality materials and workmanship.

To insure that this happens, SRTGCC has implemented a detailed Quality Assurance / Quality Control (QA/QC) program. Our QA/QC program operates on the philosophy that focuses on customer satisfaction, employee training, proper field documentation and continuous improvement. It aims at minimizing problems such as lack of teamwork and communication, poorly defined work, and inadequate project leadership.


SRTGCC’s THREE PHASES OF CONTROL QA/QC PROGRAM:

Instead of reinventing the wheel, our QA/QC plan is implemented based upon the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) proven CQS system. Certain portions of the CQS system have been modified to best serve the conditions our company encounters performing construction actives in the Middle East. This helps us best serve our customer to insure that proper QA/QC procedures are in place and realistic measures are being met.

Developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the three phases of control are required for all military construction projects and are the core of their Construction Quality Management Systems SRTGCC uses the Three Phase QA/QC Program for each construction task, or as the Corps of Engineers calls them, for each Definable Feature of Work (DFOW)


QA/QC Phase 1 - Preparatory Phase

The Preparatory Phase occurs before the start of each construction task or DFOW. A few examples are reviews of designs, details, specifications, test reports, and mix designs; a physical check of material onsite against approvals and customer requirements; safety checks of equipment; and other preparatory steps that depend on the particular operation. This phase is active from the start of planning to the initiation of construction.

For this phase, SRTGCC’s QA/QC Manager does the following:

  • Reviews all the requirements for the task
  • Assesses the current situation
  • Inspects the jobsite
  • Reviews the findings with staff, subcontractors, and the client

QA/QC Phase 2 - Initial Phase

The Initial Phase occurs just prior to giving the go-ahead to begin work and ensures that the task will start correctly. This is the time the SRTGCC QA/QC Manager, SRTGCC Project Manager, and customer re-establish standards of workmanship. If there are differences of opinion on the interpretation of construction requirements, the issue can be discussed and settled at the outset of work rather than after the work is in place. The initial inspection phase is a practical method of performing preventive inspection and reaching agreements (in writing) in advance. Proper coordination from SRTGCC QA/QC Manager must be made before construction starts and during the initial phase. This is to ensure that construction techniques meet specifications and the intent of the designer and that tests are identified.

For this phase, SRTGCC’s QA/QC Manager does the following:

  • Check that all requirements for personnel, materials, and equipment are in place
  • Verify that the site has passed its job-ready inspection
  • Inspect the first article (after work begins) to make sure that it is appropriate to continue work

Phase 3 - Follow-up Phase

The Follow-Up Phase occurs throughout the construction task. This phase includes inspections and testing to determine continuation of compliance and workmanship established during the preparatory and initial phases. Follow-up inspections may occur on a daily, routine, or predetermined basis as required to ensure strict construction compliance. This happens throughout the project. For example, SRTGCC’s QA/QC Manager may construct “mock-ups”—such as sample footings, walls (masonry or lumber), and trusses—to establish standards and the client approve the mock-ups before constructing the proportionate load of the project. Also, SRTGCC's QA/QC Manager may utilize Third Party Independent Testing companies for this phase of the program.

For this phase, SRTGCC's QA/QC Manager does the following:

  • Monitor work on a daily basis to assure that all job requirements are being met in a timely manner
  • Verify that the tasks or DFOW are being performed correctly up until their completion