This book provides construction professionals, designers, contractors and quality auditors involved in construction projects with the auditing skills and processes required to improve construction quality and make their projects more competitive and economical.
The processes within the book focus on auditing compliance to ISO, corporate quality management systems, project specific quality management systems, contract management, regulatory authorities' requirements, safety, and environmental considerations. The book is divided into seven chapters and each chapter is divided into numbered sections covering auditing related topics that have importance or relevance for understanding quality auditing concepts for construction projects.
Chapter 1 is an overview of quality in construction projects and of quality management consisting of quality plans, quality assurances and quality controls.
Chapter 2 covers ISO certification for the construction industry. It discusses the importance of standards and Standards Organizations.
Chapter 3 covers auditing standards for construction projects.
Chapter 4 discusses internal and external auditing and different types of audits such as product, process, and system audits.
Chapter 5 discusses the required responsibilities and competencies of auditing stakeholders.
Chapter 6 details auditing processes for project life cycle phases.
Chapter 7 details auditing performance criteria.
No other book covers construction quality auditing in such detail and with this level of practical application. It is an essential guide for construction and quality professionals, but also for students and academics interested in learning about quality auditing in construction projects.