4 Areas to Look for Quality in Construction Projects

Quality is a vital factor in any construction project, let alone any project in any industry. No matter the project, both parties want to walk away being proud of the work performed. In construction, quality means that the project components were completed at acceptable levels of performance. This performance either meets or exceeds the requirements of the construction company. There are hundreds of factors that can go into the quality of the construction project, from completing it on time, staying within budget, avoiding disputes and claims and more. But at a larger picture, we think of quality in construction in four sections: Materials, control plan, assurance and communication process.

Quality of Materials
The quality of materials used in construction has an effect on many things. From the cost, environment, timeline and so much more. One of the most important aspects though is longevity. The importance of high-quality materials affects the building for years after it’s built. Using high-quality materials is essential for the long term investment of the building. Low-quality materials can be prone to cracks and breaks, leading them to be replaced sooner. High-quality materials ensure a long life expectancy and a lower need for maintenance and repairs. With a lower need for maintenance and repairs, you’ll save money in the long run. Safety is another huge factor in the quality of building materials. More often than not, poor quality materials can lead to a safety incident. Safety issues in construction are never something any company wants to cope with, ensuring high-quality materials limit the risks of a mistake happening. Sampson Construction uses only the highest quality products to complete every project and takes responsibility for quality, lifespan and functionality for the long term.     

Quality Control Plan
A quality control plan focuses on the end result of your project. It checks to make sure the building was constructed and implemented correctly, it’s simply the final quality check of the project and is conducted after the product has been completed. A quality control plan ensures that the product and service comply with the requirements that were set at the beginning of the project. A detailed and laid out plan inspects the craftsmanship on the construction project and verifies the quality of the output. For example, quality control would be an inspector visiting the job site, checking that rebar is suspended at the right height, tied appropriately, and that inside the forms are free of debris. Every construction company should have a thorough quality control plan that assures the final product is safe for public use. Sampson Construction follows a comprehensive quality control plan before the public has access to verify that every square foot of the building is safe.   

Quality Assurance Process
Quality assurance is similar to the construction company’s control plan but has some slight differences. Rather than focusing on the end result, quality assurance is about the process of the project and making sure it’s being done correctly. According to the ASQ, quality assurance is a set of planned and systematic activities implemented in a quality system so that quality requirements for a product or service are fulfilled. Basically, it’s a process the construction company has adopted at the beginning of your project to keep things running smoothly. A detailed quality assurance process makes sure that the methods followed to complete the project are safe and secure and that workers on the job site are protected from any mistakes or accidents. Sampson Construction’s quality assurance process follows a set of initiatives that work together to ensure everyone on the job site is following the best practices. 

Communication Process
Unlike quality control and assurance, the communication process for construction companies is not universal, it varies across firms as each uses their own preferred method. However, an effective communication process is vital for any successful construction project. Construction projects all include different people; owner, project managers, engineers, on-site workers, architects and more. With so many individuals involved, communication between everyone can easily become disorganized and directions unclear. An established communication process includes identifying points of contact with key team members and the right communication method for the message. It seems simple, but with a large number of people and numerous ways to communicate, it’s easy to forget to send a daily report or for a change order to be sent to the wrong person. With Sampson Construction’s detailed communication process, mistakes will be avoided and collaboration is made easy.  

Using high-quality materials, a thorough quality control plan and a detailed assurance and communication process is essential to making sure the project is completed at an acceptable level and both teams are happy with the end result. At Sampson Construction, quality is an uncompromising standard. Every building we complete is a portfolio of our work and our team. There are no degrees of quality; there is only high quality where we have achieved and exceeded project expectations. We can guarantee our quality of materials, control plan, assurance and communication processes are unmatched.  

About Sampson Construction: Sampson Construction has served as a trusted partner with business owners, developers and communities across the country. Projects may vary in size, scope, budget and complexity, but our values and passion inspire every project we deliver. We serve a variety of markets and have the expertise and flexibility to complete projects anywhere in the country. For more information, visit www.sampson-construction.com.

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