Quality Management in Construction

 

Quality Management in Construction ENGC 6367

Elective Cours-M.Sc in Project Management 

 

 

course Objectives

 

Construction has lagged behind other industries in implementing quality management. The objectives of this course is to provide an understanding of quality improvement techniques in construction, historical development of quality management, quality assurance, leadership in quality management, focusing on the customer and ISO 900 . 

 

Text Book

 

  1. MCCABE, Quality improvement techniques in Construction, Addison Wesley Longman Limited.
  2. Nee , P.A, 1995 , ISO 9000 in Construction (1996) , John Wiley , UK.
  3. Hughes, T, 1995 , Quality Assurance, Blackwell Science, UK.
  4. European Construction Institute; Implementing T Q in the construction Industry, Thomas, UK.              

 

Evaluation

 

  1. Project ……………………………………………. 30%      
  2. Presentation …………………………….………….15%
  3. Exercises  ………………………………………….15%
  4. Final Exam  ……………………………………….40%

 

Tentative Schedule

 

No.

Date

Topics

Remarks

  1.  

 

Overview

 

  1.  

 

What is Quality Management?

 

  1.  

 

Historical Development of Quality Management

 

  1.  

 

The Grus of Quality Management

 

  1.  

 

The Use of Quality Assurance

 

  1.  

 

The Importance of Quality Managers

 

  1.  

 

From QA to TQM

 

  1.  

 

The important of People

 

  1.  

 

Leadership for TQM

 

10.   

 

Quality Improvement Techniques  

 

11.   

 

Other ways to the Achieve Improvement

 

12.   

 

Looking to the Future

 

13.   

 

QM in the Construction Industry

 

14.   

 

The Journey to TQM: Contractors’ Experience