Construction quality is a critical factor that directly affects the growth of any construction business. Along with growth, it is also important for maintaining a professional reputation and most importantly staying profitable. Now the harsh truth – not everyone can control the quality of their projects. Research suggests that around 55 percent of construction defects can be directly attributed to human factors like unskilled workers and insufficient supervision. Also, 12 percent of these construction defects can be attributed to system failures and inferior quality construction materials.
Now, one of the best ways to ensure great construction quality is to incorporate a well-defined quality control process. We have listed 7 tips that can help advance a construction firm’s effort on quality control.
Improve Construction Quality With These Tips
There are many reasons for poor quality work here’s how you can improve it:
1. Understand Project Specifications
Most of us begin with laying down the project plan, don’t we? It is important to understand that before laying down any project plan, the contractor needs to fully understand the standards and specifications set by the client and his team. All the standards should reflect on the end results of the plan that is made, hence study them well, and breakthrough with your stakeholders on how each standard and specification can be met.
These standards and specifications are well defined in the contract for a purpose and that is to conform with the state’s building code. They were carefully planned by your client’s architects and engineers hence, work very closely with them when making the plan. Also, when in doubt, have them clarified immediately by asking the right questions so that you do not end up completing the project only to do more and more repairs.