Having this program gives your client assurances that your work will adhere to contract specifications. But establishing a quality program can help you in a few different ways. The government is like any other customer: they expect quality work. In order to meet those expectations, you’ll need to create a well-documented quality assurance program. This program should allow for a systemic method of evaluating, inspecting, calibrating or whatever else you may need to ensure the quality of your product.Read More
In 2007, an eight-lane bridge carrying Interstate 35 across the Mississippi River in Minnesota collapsed, killing 13 people and injuring another 145.
In the wake of this disaster, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) set out to see what quality control and quality assurance measures different states around the country used to design bridges and highways.
Here are some of the things the AASHTO learned when reviewing highway and bridge quality control best practices:Read More
“Quality control” and “quality assurance” sound like they mean the same thing, but ask a quality control engineer and a quality assurance engineer what they do and you’ll get two very different answers.
We’ve seen it described like this: quality assurance is process oriented, while quality control is product oriented. Or to put it another way, quality assurance makes sure you are doing the right things the right way, quality control makes sure the results are what you expected.
In this article, we’ll take a look at the differences between the two fields.Read More