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Module 1: Understanding the QC Daily Report Requirements Copy

September 5, 2021

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”17371″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Welcome to Titan University’s course Acing the QC Daily Report in RMS. This course focuses specifically on the most important areas in RMS, Quality Control.

Construction Quality Management is the performance of tasks, which ensure that construction is performed according to plans and specifications, on time, within a defined budget, and in a safe work environment.

Quality in construction is the responsibility of the Quality Control Manager, the Prime Contractor, and the USACE Quality Assurance staff.

Quality Control Benefits to the contractor can be:

  • Increased profit and production
  • Better communication and planning
  • Improved organizational skills, and
  • Outstanding performance evaluations (CPARS) to obtain future contracts

There are also quite a few Quality Control benefits to the Government, such as:

  • Work is performed according to plans and specifications
  • The project is completed on time
  • The project is carried out within a defined budget
  • The contract is easily maintained, and;
  • The project functions under a safe work environment.

The Government considers this as “Getting our money’s worth.” And isn’t this what all customers desire?

Construction projects are sometimes difficult to manage because they are unique by nature which make standardization difficult. Construction operations involve many skills that are non-repetitive skills and do no lend themselves to an assembly line approach.

Environmental Conditions play a large role in Government Construction projects and, unfortunately these conditions are beyond the contractor’s control. Plus many of these conditions are subject to varied regulations from numerous Government agencies.

The contractor’s Quality Control specification will require a Contractor Quality Control Plan to be written specifically for the contract. This plan will describe how the government wants quality control to be implemented and how the contractor agrees the project will be carried out. Not from an RMS standpoint, but quality control for the project as a whole.

The QC module in RMS provides a vehicle to document quality control activities for your contract and maintaining the data in this module helps to ensure your project complies with the Quality Control specification of your contract. Let’s summarize what we can access from the QC Tile, and then we’ll dig into the Quality Control Report.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”17372″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The QC Summary tile, when clicked, takes us to the QC Summary screen which is a graphical representation of the status of various QC elements. We’ll take a look at the QC Summary screen in a moment, and then in the next module we’ll go a little deeper in understanding all the tiles associated with the QC Module.

The QC Daily Reports tile takes us to the QC Daily Reports screen which will be used to help you complete your daily reports. This is where you will document the events and activities for every day of the contract.

Features of Work is a listing of all features of work that will be needed to complete the project.

Three Phase Inspections is used to develop a list of common deficiencies to watch for with each feature of work.

The Hazard Analysis tile is used to log and track the Activity Hazard Analyses, also called an AHA. for each feature of work.

QC Requirements is for logging and tracking contract requirements for QC tests, user schools, installed property and transfer property.

Equipment checks is used to log and track inspection dates and usage of on-site equipment.

Dredging Equipment is where dredging equipment will be logged and tracked. We’re not going to go into dredging equipment in this course. Because dredging projects are very involved, we’ve developed a Quality Control for Dredging contracts course. Finally,

The Exposure Hours tile is where we’d go to record and submit monthly exposure hours.

Since this course focuses on the Quality Control Daily Report, let’s just go ahead and see what’s inside the “QC Daily Reports” tab.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”17373″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A QC Daily Report is required for every day of the contract starting from the date determined by the district, either the Notice to Proceed, or when Construction on Site begins. These daily reports continue until the Contract Completion Date or Substantial Completion Date, whichever occurs later.

This includes weekends, holidays and non-workdays that fall within the contract period. If onsite work continues after the Contract Completion or Substantial completion dates, you’ll continue to prepare a daily report for every day that work onsite occurs. If you click the QC Daily Reports button, you’ll open up the Daily Reports Summary Screen. The blue tabs on the top give us information about the Daily Reports.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”17375″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]All Daily QC Reports: gives us a comprehensive list of all QC reports for the project.

Completed QC Reports: are the Daily Reports that have been completed by the contractor and sent to the Government for review

Not Completed QC Reports: are Reports still being worked on, not yet sent to the Government

Click the corresponding blue tile for a filtered list of the category selected.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”40px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Quiz Time!” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:25|text_align:center|color:%23750127″ google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]

Once you’ve passed the Module 1 Quiz, we’ll continue with Module 2. Good luck on the Quiz!