Quality Control For Construction Projects

The beginning of a new Landscape Project project is an exciting time. That excitement can quickly change to frustration and even become a source of conflict if there are errors and discrepancies in construction documents. Construction document quality control takes some effort but will save both time and money in the long run. Give yourself the best possible opportunity for success with the following tips for quality control.
First of all, examine all of the Homes Built On Your Land Sc plans carefully. Eliminate incomplete, unclear and ambiguous statements from the construction plans. Make sure that documents do not contradict each other. Make sure that the contract documents and specifications assign work responsibility only to the contractor. Define all terms as needed. Verify that all technical reports are referenced. Include report dates and revision and addenda numbers.
Review the architectural, structural and engineering plans to make sure that they agree. If alternates in construction materials or methods are listed in the job specifications make sure that the bid form includes a place for the bidder to enter prices for proposed alternates. If bidding on preliminary drawings make sure that the most current version is available and is being used. If the drawings have been approved, are all required signatures and dates shown? Most importantly, confirm that the drawings being used are current.
Prepare a document checklist and use it to identify missing documents and documents that need to be updated. This checklist can also be used to track submittals and shop drawings during that stage of the project. Communicate with the owner, architect and engineer about construction document discrepancies so that they can be addressed and resolved quickly.
In terms of job logistics, ensure that the local building jurisdiction is correctly identified. Also make sure that job specific details like drawing submittal requirements, job location, delivery constraints and working hours are updated. Once on the job, make note of any conditions that are not as shown on the plans and communicate the actual job site conditions to all parties. Finally, keep a set of drawings that shows construction progress on the job. This will help with payment processing and will make preparing record drawings at the end of the job easier.

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