Why is quality control important in construction? This is a frequently asked question for us here at Al Manaratain, and there are a few factors which need to be explained to fully answer this question. First off, let’s start by taking a look at what we mean by ‘quality control‘.
Al Manaratain has established and specified the measurement requirements (including acceptance criteria) for its products. The measurement of products is planned and performed in order to verify that the requirements of the customer have been achieved. Al Manaratain will ensure that in-process monitoring is carried out along with a final inspection to confirm verification and validation activities. Our dedicated quality control laboratory technicians are continuously checking and monitoring the quality of the raw materials, finished products (including concrete products) and the production process. We have separate laboratories at all our factories with a dedicated team. This lab creates a framework for clearly defining the control of process and verification activities thus providing our clients with confidence that the products are delivered in a well-defined & controlled manner. This always ensures the finest quality and safest end result for our clients’ construction in Bahrain – which is why we would recommend this process to other construction companies in Bahrain.
Why Quality Control Is Important In Construction
1 – Saves Time In The Long Run
Although the process may be slightly slower at the beginning of construction in Bahrain, there, due to our team having to check and monitor the materials before they go onto the construction site – this will save time in the long run. Ensuring that the products are safe and will stand the test of time will mean that less maintenance will be required in the long run, especially major issues that can arise if checks are not carried out such as the process of decay and disintegration.
2 – Saves Money In The Long Run
We all know that time is money in construction, which means that ensuring that the necessary steps above are taken to ensure that the construction project is safe and reliable will also save money in the long run. Having to carry out structural maintenance will not only cost money for the materials, but it will also carry the cost of having a team to do the work as well as any other costs that will need to be covered.
3 – Certified = Reliable
At Al Manaratain, we are proud to have obtained the ISO 9001:2015 certification. ISO 9001:2008 is the globally recognised quality management system, for manufacture and supply and installation of products. ISO 9001 helps organisations ensure their customers consistently receive high-quality products and services, which in turn brings many benefits. These benefits include satisfied customers, management, and employees and because ISO 9001 specifies the requirements for an effective quality management system, organizations find the guidelines very helpful. While there are many benefits of ISO 9001 for businesses, below are just a few basic examples:
- Organised and clear QMS
- Create satisfied customers, management, and employees
- Continually improve their processes
- Reduce costs
4 – Better for the environment
Al Manaratain is always looking for ways to be more sustainable throughout our construction in Bahrain. We have already taken steps for this such as using recycled glass aggregate, crushed concrete, and artificial stone, whilst looking for ways to incorporate more innovative methods for our future work. Quality control is important in construction and is also important as it ensures less wastage of non-sustainable building materials than if they were not to be checked and regulated. Quality control is an excellent way of reducing wastage and building materials being put into landfill.
If you have any more questions on why quality control is important, please feel free to contact a member of our team.