Although it can be subjective, quality is a measurement tool in the construction world for projects. To measure the quality of a project, quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) are critical. Both QA and QC help keep projects on and above expectations. QA and QC are different processes.
Quality in construction is when components of a project were completed in compliance. QA is the planned activities implemented in a quality system so that quality requirements for a project will be fulfilled. QA services are used by owners and developers to evaluate how a contractor is achieving specific standards. It is measured before a project begins or during construction.
QA is process focused and QC is product focused. QC looks at the final product to determine if it was done correctly and complies with requirements. It is a final quality check after work is done.
These processes are important to ensure a project is completed and completed well. QA and QC enforce safety standards, as well.
To improve the quality of any construction project, you need a QA and QC plan in place.