The Committee on Practices to Reduce Failures (CPRF) of the Technical Council on Forensic Engineering sponsored a technical session at the October 1987, ASCE Convention in Anaheim, Callifornia. The program was entitled "Practical Quality Controlled Construction" and consisted of a discussion of the realities of application of quality control to actual projects. Panelists addressed 4 questions: (1) define quality control and quality assurance, and provide illustrations of your definition; (2) who should be responsible for quality control and quality assurance 3) what are the costs, and what are the benefits of quality control and quality assurance? (4) discuss some case histories illustrating your experience with quality control and quality assurance. This paper reports on the responses to the questions and the discussion of the points raised. There was general agreement that quality assurance involves the criteria and overall methodology, while quality control involves the specific control procedures and test programs.

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  • Accession Number: 00488320
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1989 12:00AM