Inspection and Quality Control activities should not be viewed as delaying the schedule, instead as a part of normal day-to-day operating activities. Meeting the schedule holds importance but should never be used as an excuse for ‘quick-work’ that is poor in quality. The schedule must be coordinated with the customer on a normal basis. If the customer has been briefed regarding how each phase of the project is progressing, it’s less likely to be a delay waiting on any needed inspection. If the scheduled dates for any given segment cannot be met for reasons out of our control such as weather, municipality delays, etc. The customer must be notified immediately verbally and in writing explaining the un-avoidable delays. For any other schedule impacting delays Fiber Core will produce a detailed cure plan of how to get the late jobs complete and turned in by the cure plan dates approved by the client and, without compromising the quality of the packages.
Sufficient records shall be maintained as well as including operating logs, results of reviews, inspections, tests, field audits, monitoring of work performance, and if appropriate, material analysis must be performed. Records should also include related data such as qualifications of personnel, procedures,and needed equipment.
The 8 major points that need documented and tracked:
- QC checklist
- QC log
- Construction Package Transmittal Log
- Change order documentation
- RFI (project specific)
- Global Changes to CAD Templates
- Weekly Quality Control Meeting Minutes
- Cure Plans
Field Inspection / Tests
Program for inspecting project activities to insure they conform with project documents and procedures. Inspections should be performed by person or person(s) that did not perform and/or produce the work. Your test and inspection results should be documented to ensure that they meet all listed requirements for the project.