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INTRODUCTION TO QA/ QC (Civil Engg) Course

SECTION I

BASIC INTRODUCTION

GENERAL BACKGROUND:

  • What is a construction project? – time (master schedule) – cost (huge budget) – quality (drawings & technical specifications – hse (safety) requirements.
  • Client – consultant –contractor relationship – 4 m’s of construction – quality manpower, quality machinery, quality materials & quality method statements.

SECTION 2 

TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY:

• Definition of quality
• What is quality assurance – quality control?
• What is total quality management system?

Section 3

Introduction to national & International codes & Standards:

• iso 9001, 14001 & 19011
• bis, bs, astm, aci, ansi, ohsas, etc.

Section 4

Project site set-up

Organization charts

QA-QC position & reporting:

  •   Essential site arrangements before construction.
  •   Contractor’s organization structure & qa-qc position
  •   Reporting & hierarchy with roles & responsibilities.

Section 5

Sequence of construction activities

Codes of practice

Field inspections as per itp

  • Soil investigation methods – trial pits, standard penetration test, borings & geophysical methods.
  • Parameters–for engineering & design – preliminary approvals
  • Fieldwork inspections & checklists – marking, excavation, anti-termite, polythene sheet, pcc / screed, waterproofing, rcc in foundations, columns, slabs, brickworks, plaster , paint, woodworks, etc.,
  • QA/QC – gallery of construction works.

Section 6

Practical laboratory testing’s on construction materials & equipment used as per itp

Video sessions

Codes of practice:

  • Tests on soils: standard proctor compaction test, determination of fdt – sand replacement & nuclear gauge methods, moisture content, specific gravity, particle size analysis, soil classification, atterbergh limits – liquid limit & plastic limit, cbr test, unconfined compressive test, plate load test, etc.,
  • Tests on concrete– mix designs, temperature, time of pour, slump, compressive strength, bonding agents, ndt tests – rebound hammer, ultrasonic pulse velocity & core cutting methods, pre-stressing, etc.,
  • Tests on cement: fineness tests, soundness tests, initial & final setting times, consistency tests, cement mortar cube testing, etc.,
  •  Tests on steel: length, dia, weight, ultimate tensile strength, epoxy steel, sand blasting & pull-out tests.
  • Tests on sand (fine aggregate): determination of silt content, bulking, sieve analysis, specific gravity & water absorption, bulk density & % voids, etc.
  • Tests on coarse aggregate: crushing test, los angeles abrasion test, impact value, soundness test, shape test & elongation index, specific gravity & water absorption test, particle size analysis, bitumen adhesion test, etc.,
  • Tests on asphalt: bitumen penetration test, softening point test, ductility of bitumen, tests
  • Solved examples & exercises – classwork.

Section 7

Non-Conformance

Corrective Actions

Preventive Actions.

  • What is a non-conformance ?& what it includes?
  •  When to issue an ncr ?& who will issue the ncr?
  •  How to close the ncr?

Section 8

How to make

Frame

Write project QA-QC documents

  • pqp / qap (project quality plan / quality assurance plan).
  • itp (inspection & testing plan)
  • jp’s (job procedures/method statements) & checklists.

    Section 9 

    Standard Operating procedures 

    Formats 

    Checklists & Approvals

    •  International formats & quality documents used for running a successful construction project
    • Checklists for various activities.

    Section 10 

    Roles & Responsibilities of QA-QC managers

    Engineers & Inspectors

    • What are the roles & responsibilities of a QA-QC manager?
    • What are the roles & responsibilities of a QA-QC Inspector/Engineer?

      Section 11

      Client Reporting

      QA-QC Documentations & Control Procedures

      Controlled & Superceeded copies.

        Section 12 

        QMS Site Auditings

        Trainings & Appraisals of QA-QC personnel.

        Section 13

        Construction Repairs & Techniques 

        Maintenance & Records.

        Section 14 

        Basic Engineering & Job Supporting Modules

        • Useful calculations & quantity take-off’s.
        • How to read construction drawings + notes, specifications& ensure compliance.
        • How to cross-check “bbs” (bar bending schedules) & fixing.
        • Basic surveying & levelling skills.
        • Construction safety at site -hse (health, safety &environment) induction

        Section 15 

        Group Discussions 

        Demonstrations 

        Weekly Examinations

        Section 16 

        100 FAQ‘s 

        Frequently asked questions

          Section 17

          Face 2 Face Practical Mock Interviews & Skype Interview Sessions.

          Section 18

          QA-QC Resume making & Job Guidance Session Sample Formats

          Students

          After School programs

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