Quality Management of Accelerated Construction


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Title: Quality Management of Accelerated Construction

Author(s): James M. Shilstone, Jr..

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 90


Appears on pages(s): 175-200

Keywords: compacting; concrete construction; construction management; contracts; formwork (construction); placing; quality control; standards; reinforcing steels; General

Date: 4/1/1986

Quality management is described as a system whereby technology is managed in such a manner as to result in concrete construction being accomplished within the minimum time. Quality is measurable and stands for conformance. Goodness does not relate. Only the contractor doing the work can manage the quality of the work. He cannot rely upon owner inspection. Quality management is performed by other than members of the operating construction team. The forces leading to current pressures for rapid construction are outlined. The sources of problems, their identification and correction procedures are traced. Findings of the National Conference on Quality Assurance in the Building Community are related to the subject. Technology of concrete is discussed and related to accelerated construction. Subjects include: contract documents, national standards, reinforcing steel, formwork, placement, compaction, testing and management techniques.