Design Build Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) Inspections
As part of our quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) design-build services, Quinn can develop a project specific QA/QC plan for inclusion in the design-build submission package and fully implement this QA/QC plan at project execution. Elements of the typical design-build QA/QC plan will include:
- Roles and responsibilities of project stakeholders
- Lines of communication and limits of authority
- Preparatory, intermediate, and follow-up inspection guidelines
- Frequency of testing requirements
- Project materials pre-approval and tracking procedures
- Deficiency and non-compliance reporting
Upon project notice-to-proceed (NTP), Quinn professionals will schedule and conduct activity preparatory meetings. During these meetings we will discuss activity schedules and procedures, specifications, materials testing requirements, safety concerns, public relations, and the establishment of activity witness and hold points. Once an activity begins, Quinn QA/QC inspectors will clearly document the contractor’s work on standard forms, complete activity specific checklists, inspect and test materials, and work closely with contractor personnel to identify and resolve any noted deficiencies at the lowest possible level. For those deficiencies that rise to the level of non-conformance per the approved contract documents, Quinn QA/QC managers will issue the appropriate non-conformance reports and track each issue to successful resolution.
Quinn has supported our clients from all perspectives on large and small design-build projects. We have worked as owner QA representatives, contractor QC inspectors, and consultant engineer quality assurance managers where we have served as an integral part of project QA/QC teams delivering a quality product by working in partnership with owners, design engineers, and contractors.