A quality control plan audit for a construction project is the “check” part of the “Plan-Do-Check-Act” (PDCA) process. The purpose of the audit is to see whether your quality plan is working as intended. The best quality plan on paper isn’t a lot of good if it isn’t implemented correctly.
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Construction Quality Control Plans range in size from under 30 pages to over 200 pages, from simple to comprehensive. So, how do you know what's the right quality control plan for your contract and company needs?
While both Construction Quality Control Plans and Inspection and Test Plans are intended to control construction quality, your construction QC plan will focus on a wide-range of elements. Whereas, your inspection and test plan (ITP) will only focus on inspections and tests as a means of quality control.
Standard operating procedures are written instructions that explain the work steps you use to carrying out your construction quality methods and policies.
I’m going to explain how to write standard operating procedures for your construction quality plan. But, first, let me explain why you should have them.
Why you need SOPs
Here’s a general contractor quality control plan best- practice: include a subcontractor and supplier qualification process in your quality control plan.
A Quality Control Organizational Chart may strike you as a trivial part of your construction quality plan. However, without organization chart, your quality plan will most likely be rejected. Plus, when it comes to managing quality, creating a project quality organization chart is the first step in identifying who is responsible for what on your project.
Many of my customers say they’re glad their client demanded?(required? asked for?) a construction quality plan. Well, that's not exactly what they say at first.
An Inspection Test Plan (ITP) is a commonly required document that you'll need to submit with your construction quality control plan. Whether you're working on a private sector or government contract, clients today all want to see your inspection test plan. They want to know exactly what inspections and tests you'll be forming to control quality on their project.
In addition to telling your client what inspections and tests you'll do to control quality, your ITP is also a checklist for you to log the results of your inspections and tests during the project.