QA/QC is the combination of quality assurance, the process or set of processes used to measure and assure the quality of a product, and quality control, the process of ensuring products and services meet consumer expectations.
Quality assurance is process oriented and focuses on defect prevention, while quality control is product oriented and focuses on defect identification.
Now a days almost all reputed construction companies have separate QA/QC department.
In terms quality assurance we used to submit method statement, work procedures, checklists, Inspection & test plan, Project quality plan and many more other documents to client/customer to convince them that how we are going to give good quality of final product to meet their expectations.
Under quality control we are ensuring that while executing works, all standard operating procedures & method statements should be followed to meet the client/customer requirements. It is nothing but whatever documents we have submitted under quality assurance, works should be executed according to the respective documents. For ensuring it checks are made during the work process & tests are performed on the materials.
QA/QC Civil Job Descriptions (Overview)
- Job Descriptions
- Quality Assurance Manager
- Quality Assurance Quality Control Procurement Manager
- Quality Assurance Quality Control Construction Manager (Site)
- Quality Control Turn Over Engineer
- Quality Control Senior Welding Inspector
- Quality Control Site Inspectors
- Certification Engineer
Quality Assurance Manager
The company Quality Assurance Manager is the representative of the project and has the responsibility for the implementation and maintenance of the quality management system.
Quality Assurance Quality Control Procurement Management
The quality control procurement manager has the responsibility for the coordination and inspection of all procured items for site. He is responsible to the projects QA manager.
Quality Assurance Quality Control Manager (Site)
The company site Quality Control Manager reports to the company QA Manager. He ensures the quality of the site installations is consistent with the company's policy requirements together with national and international standards and the customers specifications.
Quality Control Turn Over Engineer
The QA/QC Turnover engineer reports to the site QA/QC manager. He is responsible for the following.
QC Senior Welding Inspector
The QC senior welding inspector reports to the site QC manager. He is responsible for the following.
Quality Control Site Inspectors
Welding, Mechanical, Piping, Painting, Electrical, Instrumentation; Civil & Structural)
Ensure the integrity and legal compliance of the product by engaging, and working with, Client Representative, Client and project personnel.
The site QC inspectors reports to the site QC manager