121R-04: Quality Management System for Concrete Construction
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procedure; quality assurance; quality control.
Note: A newer version of this document exists. This document was replaced by 121R-08.
This document provides guidance for the development and implementation of quality systems for concrete construction projects. This document is meant to be used by the architects/engineer and consultant communities and specifically by owners, designers, and constructors of concrete construction projects. A quality system involves the identification of quality objectives and their incorporation into the quality plan, which is implemented by project participants. A quality system allows user judgment with respect to owner’s needs; defined quality objectives; project size, importance, and complexity; and project organization skills. This document follows the ANSI/ISO/ASQ Q9000 Series of Quality Management Standards, which are similar to the auto industry QS 9000 Standards. The ANSI/ISO/ASQ Q9000 series is the American English version of the ISO 9000 series. The ISO 9000 series is a standard for the development of quality systems, published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), established in Geneva, Switzerland. This agency has representatives from more than 90 countries. The ISO 9000 series is meant to be used by any organization anywhere in the world for the development and implementation of quality systems for the manufacturing and supply of products, the development and supply of services, or both.