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Quality Assurance Vs. Quality Control in Construction

Quality Assurance Vs. Quality Control in Construction

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. read more

Why Start a Career in Construction?

Why Start a Career in Construction?

Whether you’re fresh out of high school or in your 20s or 30s looking for a career change, you should think about a career in construction. In construction, you can easily land an entry-level position and immediately get paid and get experience. No unpaid/underpaid internships. No endless job applications. No hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt. No part-time work. A real job with a promising career path.

Right now, there are a lot of job openings and opportunities in the construction industry. In 2018, there were about 225,000 construction jobs needing to be filled each month, according to U.S. News.

Construction is a huge industry, as well, with so many specialties, which means you can do anything from roofing to plumbing to electrical work to masonry to putting up drywall, and more!

A career as a contractor gives a person a lot of skills. When you work as a contractor, you will gain a lot of people skills. You will interact with other contractors, vendors, tenants, homeowners, landlords, clients, and more. You will learn valuable communication skills that can easily translate to other careers like marketing, journalism, sales, or owning your own business. read more

How to Go Green in Construction

How to Go Green in Construction

Have you gone green yet? Trying to go green? It’s not just the future of construction, it’s the present. Contractors need to implement sustainable practices, or they will fall behind. It can take time to go green; however, taking a few steps here or there is a big deal.

Green construction is creating spaces that address the environmental impacts of the construction process. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System is the primary certification used to measure/designate green buildings.

Green construction isn’t just a term you can toss on a contract or a marketing brochure, either–a few bodies carefully regulate it. Primarily, points out BOMA, “the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, is the primary certification used to measure and designate green buildings.

LEED certified buildings operate more efficiently and are worth more. Green construction lowers costs during the building phase, improves productivity, increases ROI, generates more business, is better for workers’ health, and gains government incentives. read more

How GPS is Improving, Helping Construction

How GPS is Improving, Helping Construction

GPS isn’t just for cars, it is helping improve and better the construction industry. GPS technology can go far beyond giving directions in a car. More than 30 percent of employees have a GPS in their job in the construction industry and this number is growing. GPS helps people track things and help workers perform better.

How GPS technology helps:

  • Workers can self-track where they are throughout the day through GPS, which helps people accurately get paid.
  • Fleet and equipment-tracking benefits.
  • More accurate and faster site surveying.
  • Streamlines safety through tracking odometer ratings, alerting for maintenance, alerting for fasting driving, hard breaking or speeding, alerting for hazards, alerts for any problem and being used as an emergency button.
  • It can show progress on a project through geotagged photos.
  • It can increase productivity

When you become a contractor, you will have access and training to all the latest technologies. The construction industry is using more technology from GPS to drones to improve workflow, safety, progress, and more.

It is an exciting time to enter into this industry – the industry is also looking for workers. Ready to be a contractor? If so, you’ll need to be licensed.

We are a contractor licensing company. We have helped thousands of contractors across the United States get their contractor license. We are based in Florida but help people in all states get licensed.

When you contact us, we will ask you to provide us with some basic information on your skills, background, testing, education, etc. We will fill out all the paperwork and let you know if you are missing anything before submitting it. Once we have put together a completed application, we will mail it off to the Construction Licensing Board on your behalf to get you approved. We can get you approved the first time read more

What is a Construction Punch List?

What is a Construction Punch List?

If you’re in the contracting world, you may have heard of or seen the term “punch list.” A punch list is a document or list of items that details the work that doesn’t comply with contract requirements after a big part of the project is complete. The punch list includes things that need immediate attention. The punch list work must be done before the contractor can receive payment.

A punch list may include damages, incorrect installations, and other small fixes that need to be fixed.

A punch list must be created and completed to ensure the project is fully completed.

The punch list should be well-written and thorough, and It should include all tasks that need and should be completed. A punch list is a great communication tool between contractors and subcontractors, owners, etc.  In today’s world, there’s many mobile apps that allow contractors to create punch lists.

A punch list is created near the end of a project. A detailed punch list can help a contractor solve misunderstandings or disputes – the list details the agreed-to plan, so it is a document every party can go back and refer to. read more