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Value Engineering: Searching for the Second "Right Answer"

by Chamlee, Kathy

By Kathy Chamlee, Editor, Parsons Brinckerhoff Construction Services. This article highlights the effectiveness of Value Engineering (VE) as a tool that can increase quality save money, and much more...

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  • Publish date: 2004-10
  • Keywords:Engineering

Quality Initiatives in the Home Building Industry

by Leonard, Denis

By Denis Leonard Leaders in the home building industry have embraced quality and developed a range of customized initiatives that focus on the particular needs of the industry...

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  • Publish date: 2004-10
  • Keywords:Baldrige National Quality Program

QA/QC in a Design-Build Project - A Collaborate Approach

by Kanapicki, Charles J.

Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC) in the hands of the design/build team, although consistent with design/build philosophy, is often viewed as a flawed arrangement - the fox guarding the hen house. In such cases, the owner may try to exert thei..

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  • Publish date: 2004-10
  • Keywords:Basic Quality

OSHA Report Claims that Atlantic city Garage Contractors Failed to Tie Rebar and Properly Shore

by Korman, Richard

By Richard Korman. (5/10/2004) There were many points left unmade by the federal government's proposed penalties against the contractors and inspection firm on a casino garage in Atlantic City, N.J., where four workers died in a partial collapse last Oct...

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  • Publish date: 2004-10
  • Keywords:Basic Quality

Plenty of Blame to Go Around as Singapore Probes Collapse

by Dasgupta, Saibal

By Saibal Dasgupta (8/23/2004)Reopening of a Singapore highway closed when a tunnel excavation collapsed last April is expected by year's end. But the facts found by a court of inquiry looking into the collapse are undermining the owner's confidence in th..

  • Filetype: doc
  • Publish date: 2004-10
  • Keywords:Global Quality

Quality Issues Lead to Tragedy

by Dalgleish, Scott

By Scott DalgleishA Horrible Accident Invokes Quality Soul Searching..

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2004-10
  • Keywords:Quality Management

Planned, Collapsed Terminals Featured at Peer Review

by Cho, Aileen

By Aileen Cho. (9/27/2004)Missing reinforcing bar may have contributed to the May 23 collapse of a 30-m section of a new Paris airport concourse, as participants discussed evolving airport security developments, runway paving, new terminal construction an..

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  • Publish date: 2004-10
  • Keywords:Global Quality

ISO 9001 Quality Management System for Consultants and Contractors

by Nespeco, Robert J.

BY Robert J. Nespeco, P.EThe presentation discusses how this integrated QMS is working and provide a practical program to integrate design and construction practices, the Demming Improvement Cycle, Process Control and Risk Management practices into a comp..

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  • Publish date: 2004-10
  • Keywords:ISO 9000

Focus on Construction of Column at Airport

by Reina, Peter

By Peter Reina. Section of year-old concrete concourse at Paris airport dropped, killing at least four people (5/31/2004)..

  • Filetype: doc
  • Publish date: 2004-10
  • Keywords:Global Quality

An Architect's Management System and ISO 9001:2000

Aritcle about an architecture firm updating its system to conform with ISO 9001...

  • Filetype: doc
  • Publish date: 2004-10
  • Keywords:ISO 9000

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