Quality Control Series

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Learn how offices cut errors and omissions to virtually zero, the best in liability prevention and quality control from top U.S. design offices, the best solutions to the most crucial problems of architectural practice.

QC 1
Causes & Prevention of Building Failures

The most common construction materials failures, Failures caused by last-minute changes and substitutions, The best failure prevention systems in use today.

QC 2
Liability Management & Prevention

Clients’ most common complaints about design services, Supervisory systems that prevent errors, Record-keeping systems that prevent failures and lawsuits.

QC 3
Errors & Omissions in Working Drawings

The most common errors and omissions, what contractors watch for when looking for extras, the most common coordination problems, avoiding contradictions in drawings and specifications.

QC 4
User-Friendly Working Drawings:
Tighter Bids, Faster Construction

What contractors need most in drawings but don’t get, simpler, faster, clearer construction notation, the most common causes of poor clarity.

QC 5
Professional Supervision & Production Management

The world’s most effective staff supervisory system, job descriptions and job roles, management by checklist: the key to total coordination.

QC 6
Problem Prevention with Diagnostic Design: Preventing Design Problems Before They Start

The most common oversights in preliminary design, new techniques in the pre-design diagnostic process, breakthroughs in design process management.

QC 7
Project Management Problem Prevention

Disaster-prone management, common project management errors, common design and planning errors, the most successful preventions.

QC 8
Construction Problem Prevention I

Foundation and soils failures, roofing, fenestration and cladding failures, preventable fire disasters.

QC 9
Construction Problem Prevention II

What almost all disasters have in common, failures during construction, legal and contractual protection for A/E’s.

QC 10
Schematic & Diagrammatic Working Drawings

Common examples of overdrawing and why it’s such a threat, greater readability with simpler, small-scale drawings, why faster documents can be better documents.

QC 11
Working Drawing Picture Book: The Study Course

Common examples of overdrawing, greater readability with simpler, small-scale drawings, why faster documents can be better documents.