With considerable experience from numerous largescale projects, SPGL has a detailed understanding of quality issues and their impact on high value assets. When we take the role of CQA Manager, we work efficiently, bringing great value to owners, programme management and construction companies.
A project is successful if it’s built with operation and maintenance in mind. As CQA Manager, one of our main objectives is to emphasize the importance of quality and self-inspections to contractors – helping them minimise defects and achieve high standards of workmanship. We start with a comprehensive Construction Quality Plan, documenting the key steps to deliver an asset that not only achieves the agreed level of quality but also meets end user expectations.
From initial risk assessments and audits to contractor training and reporting, SPGL can set up and manage a comprehensive CQA programme for projects of any scale and complexity. You can also select parts of our programme to supplement quality procedures that are already in place.
When we work directly for the owner, we focus on the interests of the owner, not only through enforcement and compliance with the specification, but proactively supporting their project team with all aspects of quality. This allows owners to be independently assured that the outcome will be trouble-free commissioning and occupancy with a reduced time to market.
Depending on the project delivery method, we can also help the architect, engineer and contractor’s team improve their levels of inspection and documentation. In other instances, we can work as part of the project/programme management team, focusing on field quality and the finish of the asset.
Projects tend to be driven by field execution with a focus on safety. Ideally, safety and quality should be combined to deliver projects with zero accidents and zero defects. To achieve this you need a CQA programme that mirrors a project’s safety programme – creating a culture on site where quality issues are identified, recorded and resolved as swiftly and effectively as safety issues.