ISO 9000 in Construction / Edition 1

ISO 9000 in Construction / Edition 1

by Paul A. Nee
     
 

The construction industry and related suppliers have lagged behind other industries in the implementation of quality control and quality management assurance programs. Construction-related companies certainly care about quality, but the industry's structure—or lack thereof—is simply not conducive to dealing with quality-related issues. But, in an

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Overview

The construction industry and related suppliers have lagged behind other industries in the implementation of quality control and quality management assurance programs. Construction-related companies certainly care about quality, but the industry's structure—or lack thereof—is simply not conducive to dealing with quality-related issues. But, in an increasingly competitive international construction market, a reliable quality assurance system is frequently the crucial factor in landing a contract. Organizations that fail to establish quality track records are at a serious competitive disadvantage. Here is the ultimate handbook for engineers, architects, contractors, specifications workers, and hardware managers who need to deliver products and services at a consistently high level of quality. It introduces ISO 9000, a proven method of building a quality track record that will stand up under the closest scrutiny even in the most competitive environments. ISO 9000 in Construction enables construction professionals—from architects and engineers to contractors and suppliers—to develop quality standards and procedures precisely suited to their particular needs and responsibilities. It offers step-by-step instructions on the implementation and management of an ISO 9000 quality assurance system and demonstrates how the system puts the quality-management process into effect before work begins and detects and corrects problems before they reach disastrous proportions. The book introduces the 20 basic elements of ISO 9000 and describes how each can be implemented in a wide array of construction-related companies. It coaches readers in the development of quality manuals, general quality procedures, work instructions, and the forms that are used in a quality assurance system. Numerous case studies demonstrate the ability of ISO 9000 to improve a company’s quality performance, avoid costly errors that erode profits, and produce satisfied customers eager to use the company’s services again. Companies with ISO 9000 certification are already given contract preference in Europe and Australia. It is likely that within a few years the same will be true in North America. This book helps construction-related firms get a head start on ISO 9000 compliance while raising their performance levels, improving efficiency and productivity, and assuring a fair profit from their goods and services.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471121213
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/19/1996
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
0.63(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Meet the Author

PAUL A. NEE is the Manager of Quality at DORMA Door Controls Inc., of Reamstown, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Williamsport Technical Institute in tool design technology and Elizabethtown College in business management. His work experience includes 30 years in inspection, quality control, quality assurance, and quality management. Eighteen of those years have been spent with DORMA Door Controls, Inc. For the past five years, he has been responsible for the development, implementation, and maintenance of the ISO 9001 Quality Assurance System. In addition, he is the Facilitator for Total Quality Management at DORMA. During the past two years, he has presented 35 ISO seminars to the construction-related industries and other professional groups.

Table of Contents

History and Background.

ISO 9000 Family of Standards.

ISO 9001 Explained.

How to Plan and Implement an ISO 9000 Quality System.

Auditing Quality Systems.

Managing the Quality System.

The Consultant's Role in ISO 9000 Registration.

Case Studies.

Index.

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