Tag: QA

Being used to the role of principal contractor,then  being a sub-contractor needs a mindset change, that comes through the contract and the impositions necessarily put on you. The Shetlands Gas Plant (SGP) Laggan-Tormore had a bigger surprise waiting, lurking menacingly, unseen, unexpected in the Totality of  it's monstrous dimensions - documents for QA. The whole team have no experience of the level of documentation required, I guess we are somewhat spoiled in transportation where the client has the testing required tabulated and "bare" appendices for designers to complete, from this I in the past have complied many test and inspection…
Does major industry use QA to hide behind? The cement industry appears to have accomplished this, who in the last 40 years remembers testing cement? we all now receive cement certs as a given, never challenged, well how could you? it's from a factory like an AUDI car, problem is when we have driven the product we can't sort out why the brochure product is not as advertised, we consumers of ready mix are the ultimate users, denied as real customers by the suppliers who use the powder, no link to powder maker so door shut. Is cement a hugely…
How hard can it be to mix four ingredients to produce a stated outcome? aggregate, cement, water and an admixture (or two) We have probably done three of them around the house with a shovel and a board. I once made a whole patio of slabs with my own formwork with embedded red chips floated into the surface. and the real reason for doing it was to prove a mason wrong, whilst having a pint with him he declared, you will never make them frost resistant! Want a bet, I internally cogitated? I was impressed one of his durability factors…
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