QA AIMS TO GET IT RIGHT FIRST TIME

This article describes Cementation Technology's application of quality assurance (QA) in the construction of the substructure works for the Thurrock to Dartford bridge across the River Thames, East of London. Although the design was subjected to a Category III Structure Check, it was considered advantageous to apply a quality management system to the project. A quality plan was developed from the company quality programme, and comprised: (1) a project quality manual; (2) project-specific detailed procedures; (3) company standard detailed procedures; (4) detailed laboratory procedures; (5) method statements; (6) inspection and test plans. The quality manual outlined how to implement the applicable requirements of British Standard BS 5750 Part 2: 1987, Quality Systems - Specification for Production and Installation. The article discusses the following aspects of the QA system: (1) establishment; (2) implementation; (3) records control; (4) control of suppliers and sub-contractors; (5) materials control; (6) equipment control; (7) anomalies control; (8) construction control; (9) training; (10) monitoring. The successful implementation of the QA system at the Dartford project has saved time and money.

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    CONCRETE SOCIETY

    London,   United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • Miller, M
  • Publication Date: 1990-2

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 31-33
  • Serial:
    • CONCRETE
    • Volume: 24
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: THE CONCRETE SOCIETY
    • ISSN: 0010-5317

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00606534
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM