Routine inspection is critical in each and every part of your construction project. Inspections guarantee that works within a project progress as planned and are according to requirements, standards and regulations. Because running a construction site requires the coordination of people, materials and equipment, construction inspections are executed for a great number of purposes in every construction phase and throughout the entire project duration to ensure that things are progressing smoothly.
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Construction inspections are usually carried out as a contractual responsibility performed by the contractors to provide the client or a third party an independent view of the construction works and their progress. The usual construction inspections include the following activities:
Inspection of the construction process to make sure that all materials and procedures comply with the plan and specifications
Inspection and documentation of all contractor activities
Reporting of daily on-site inspections
Detailed inspections of the quality of installations if they comply to standards and specifications
Scrutinising drawings and specifications and discussing deviations and non-conformities
Keeping and maintaining inspection checklists and records in a complete, accurate, and orderly manner
Participation in project meetings
Monitoring the contractor’s schedule
Inspections of paints and coatings
Field testing and materials sampling of soils, concrete and asphalt, etc.
Review and completion of change order/s
Monitoring and documenting materials delivered and used in the construction works
Performing semi-final and final inspections upon building completion
Preparation of Snag list/s and monitoring of completion works
Handover inspection for smooth project close-out.
Most inspections are usually conducted but not limited to the construction phase. However, before you can inspect and start reporting on a project’s progress, specific inspections are carried out as part of the general contract administration process. These inspections may be part of:
Contract review and contract signing
Building thermography is the only non-intrusive way to locate missing insulation and thermal bridges within the fabric of a buildng. A survey can demonstrate compliance with Building Regulations, Support BREEAM Assessments, Identify Energy savings, Housing Stock Surveys.
Having renovation work or an extension built, we can act as an intermediate or Project Manager between yourself and the construction company, working with them to ensure a quality job and snag free finish every time.
Having hard to reach places to check, Problems with Drainage, Ducting and Drains, we can use our CCTV Equipment upto 30m or 100ft away to record any issues you might have on your project. This can be stored and emailed to the Contractor or Client .
With qualified Clerk of works, from our network all around the UK we can offer you a service which you can rely on, With inspections in London and the home counties being completed same week, Others upto 7 days after booking.
Looking to book a service, you can now provisionally book and pay for a variety of services offered by Nationwide Inspections direct from our store. Pay your deposit, Hire a CCTV or Thermal scan, Book your Clerk of works and much more
Your construction project quality is managed by your quality management program that involves a quality control (QC) program and a quality assurance (QA) process. Quality control is managing and making sure that the requirements of the project quality are met according to specifications while quality assurance is defining the process and steps needed to be taken to ensure that those quality requirements are met.
Having rigorous inspection processes in your QC/QA management program are critical to deliver your project successfully. Additionally, your rigid QC/QA inspection system provides a useful guideline for managing the quality of work of your subcontractors.
A selection of projects which we have had the privilage of working at, We can act as your site appointed Clerk of Works or Project Manager on any projects from 100k to 400 Million
Ensure you have a construction professional to help at every stage
All clients recieave a qualifty report, highlighting issues and concerns
We can help at any time and get you a booking within 24hrs if need be, using our express service.
This is a short list of what construction professionals are saying about Quality Construction Management.
"There is also an issue with getting the right people into management and professional disciplines. If that quality reduces then the end result is a poorer quality job."
"When we spoke to clients last year they said putting the defects right was costing between 1% and 5% of the project. The amount of rework having to be done in the sector is quite frightening, it’s a big problem."
Don WardConstructing Excellence
“So we opted to take a more engineered approach to quality management. Over the last three years this has seen a team of two grow to about 15 today. Each of the company’s nine businesses have appointed a quality delivery manager. Some have two. Among the main problems he says they identified were leaking roofs, poor-quality surface finishes, doors not fitting and also various of M&E issues."
Martin AdieOperations Director
“It is clear to us that there is a quality gap between customer demands and industry delivery. Closing this gap will only come about, we believe, if house builders make a concerted effort to create a more consumer-focused culture.”
Oliver ColvileMember of Parliment
“We've seen what's happened with the legacy issues of the PFI building investigations and it is clear that the quality just isn't being done in the first place,” says Wilf Butcher, chief executive of the Association for Specialist Fire Protection.
Butcher says the problems are often technically linked to fire containment walls and says the cause can be linked back to the original workmanship.
“You have the follow-on trades doing these jobs and they're just not trained for it. They shouldn't be assigned to it, but subcontractors and other follow-on trades are often the ones finishing off the fire protection work and it then comes back as being unsafe.”
Wilf ButcherChief executive of the Association for Specialist Fire Protection
Construction Site Inspection: Why it’s Important to Your Construction Project and Business,
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