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The inspection group needs to familiarize yourself with the plans and the specifica­ tions; they shape the foundation upon which the quality controls inspection is made. The in­ spector needs to discover that error and omissions can be chanced on, and may must be duly mentioned to administration. at any place an mistakes or omission is tremendous, it really is acceptable to study it with the dressmaker first to make sure that the mistake famous is legitimate. The quality control inspection group is at the task to be goal, and to implement the agreement as written. while the agreement doesn't suffice to hide the paintings stipulations, then the Inspector may still request the chance to arrange a suitable explanation or switch order to the agreement. The query of even if a transformation order is to lead to a credits to the landlord or to the contractor is an issue of interpretation of the plans and standards. The Inspector should still workout nice care to prevent informal dedication or contract with switch goods, and may first examine a transformation or requirement within the plans and standards to figure out that it's not integrated within the contractual scope-either partly or thoroughly. subsequent, the inspector may still collaborate with the administration group, receiving their contract prior to making any commitments or wearing on any conclusive discussions with the contractor. From that time on, normal swap order techniques, approvals, and document­ umentation could be followed.

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The plans are further developed by appropriate elevations showing the outside of buildings or structures, and sections showing a cutaway view. At J. J. O’Brien, Construction Inspection Handbook © Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989 45 46 QUALITY ASSURANCE strategic locations, special sections may be cut to show details. These are shown at a substantially larger scale, such as 112 in. = 1 ft. In the mechanical-electrical sections, it is usual to use the same outline plan with the same scale as in the architectural to present the various systems.

Exhibit A-2. 1 The Project Manager shall provide for the evaluation of the capabi Iity of a supplier to provide an item or service in accordance with engineering and quality requirements. This evaluation shall be based on one or more of the following: • Supplier's capability to comply with the elements of the quality standard applicable to the type of material, equipment, or service being procured. • Past records and performance for similar procurements to ascertain the capability of supplying a manufactured product (or services) under an acceptable quality assurance system.

Within this context, the contractor is to obey the laws of the locality, county, state, and federal government that apply to his actions. This would specifically include rules promulgated under the Occupational Safety and Health Act and other general regulations. But expecting the contractors also to meet rules and regulations of governing building codes goes a step further. 44 QUALITY ASSURANCE The specifying engineer may reasonably presume that an experienced contractor is familiar with governing codes, but the courts have found it unreasonable to expect a contractor to undertake a detailed comparison of the design plans and specifications in regard to appropriate codes in the limited time available for bidding.

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