Quality Tools for Managing Construction Projects

Quality Tools for Managing Construction Projects

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Dealing with such a multi-layered and fungible intangible as quality during the design and construction process is difficult for all parties involved. To the architect, quality means an appealing and enduring design, but to the builder, it means understandable documents that, when acted upon, lead to an enduring, well-made structure. To the owner, it is the end result: a building that is not only fit for the purpose, but a positive addition to its surroundings. Reconciling these seemingly contrasting priorities requires processes that are embedded not just at the project level, but within the entire enterprise with designer, builder, and owner committed to integrating quality into all their business processes. Quality Tools for Managing Construction Projects not only details the importance of developing a comprehensive management system, but provides the tools and techniques required to do so. The book examines the usage and applications of tools and techniques in different phases of a construction project, focusing on plan quality, quality assurance, and quality control. Following the construction cycle, Dr. Rumane delineates the quality tools and their application, ending with the implementation of quality systems throughout the entire design and construction cycle. The book demonstrates how these tools can help in planning, executing, monitoring, and controlling a projecta€”evolving project management into a system that ensures project deliverables consistently meet the defined scope on schedule and within budget. The authora€™s systems perspective recognizes and supports the ideal collaborative approach that modern design and construction projects need. Dr. Rumane then demonstrates that successful quality management is more than a series of handoffs between teams whoa€™ve completed tasks.Of all the standards produced by ISO, the ones that are most widely known are those of ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 series. ISO 9000 has become an international reference for quality requirements in business-toa€”business dealings, and ISO ... Beneath the policy is the quality manual, which details the work to be done. ... 2008 Taylor 84 Francis Group, LLC 20 Quality Tools for Managing Construction Projects.

Title:Quality Tools for Managing Construction Projects
Author:Abdul Razzak Rumane
Publisher:CRC Press - 2013-04-25


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