Why do owners or construction users evaluate the quality management systems of their consultants and contractors? Why do engineering and construction organizations spend the time and effort to implement and certify their quality management systems? It is because they can’t afford not to. As competition drives owners, designers and builders to provide more for less, no viable organization can afford the high costs that are reported to be wasted in rework and rigorous quality management processes have been shown to reduce the waste and produce a more consistent product.
The morning part of this seminar will cover the seminar objectives 1 and 2 – what is quality and how it is measured. The afternoon part of this seminar will cover objective 3 and include a summary of the principles behind ISO 9001 as well as methods of monitoring and auditing quality.
Both parts will include examples of design and construction projects where quality management was not incorporated and examples where quality management in general and ISO 9001 in particular were successfully utilized.
To demonstrate how product quality is different than product grade
To introduce such quality tools as statistical process control charts and cause/ effect diagrams
To show how ISO 9001 - Quality Management System Requirements can be applied to all sizes of projects and types of delivery options
Familiarity with design office practices and field construction methods would be an asset.
Engineers involved in delivery of industrial and infrastructure capital projects.
Bryan McConachy, P.Eng., PMP – Bramcon Project Consultants Ltd.
Bryan McConachy is a professional engineer / project management professional with more than 30 years' experience in the management of a diverse range of projects and consulting. He has been the principal consultant with Bramcon Project Consultants Ltd. since 1981. Mr. McConachy is active in such organizations as the Association for Advancement of Cost Engineering and the Project Management Institute (PMI). He has obtained the Project Management Professional (P.M.P.) certification from PMI and in 1996, he was awarded the Honour of PMI Fellow.
Mark C. Havlasek, P.Eng., MBA – Engineered Strategies Inc., Director of Engineering
Mr. Mark Havlasek, P.Eng., MBA has 30 years of work experience, including 25 years in the ISO 9001 Quality Management industry. Mark is also an International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA) Certified QMS Lead Auditor. Mr. Havlasek’s experience includes 15 years acting as the Quality Manager or working in related roles in major P3/ Design-Build civil construction projects, including roads and highways, bridges and overpasses. He has been the Quality Manager on many of the Lower Mainland’s larger projects, involving over a billion dollars of infrastructure works.