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Autumn Driving Safety

By: Rich Gambrill Autumn is upon us, and depending on where you are located, the leaves may have already begun to fall. The fallen leaves, rain, and extreme temperature changes create conditions of which drivers need to mindful at this time of year. First, wet...

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Quality Assurance Vs Quality Control

By: Mark BarnabeiQuality Management is a much broader field that ensures the required level of quality is achieved in software product. You can create a standard quality management approach for your organization. It has four main sub processes: quality assurance,...

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School Bus Safety

By: Rich GambrillSummer has come to an end, and school is back in session. It is important that we are familiar with the traffic laws surrounding school buses. When a school bus is stopped with its red lights flashing on alternating sides and most likely has a stop...

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Benefits of Quality Management

By: Donna Huesken A Quality Management System (QMS) is a formalized way to document processes, procedures, and responsibilities.  A QMS helps coordinate and direct activities to meet customer and regulatory requirements, with the goal of improving effectiveness and...

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Core Competency Theory of Strategy

By: Mark Barnabei Sept 16, 2019 The core competency theory is the theory of strategy that prescribes actions to be taken by firms to identify new opportunities, achieve competitive advantage in the marketplace and ultimately grow our business. The concept of core...

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Safety Minute

By: Rich Gambrill As you are aware, every week we begin the field operations call with a safety minute. Often, my preparation for this is a simple Google search for “construction accidents.” This query always yields at least a dozen news stories about injuries and...

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The Cost of Quality

By: Donna Huesken Cost of quality (COQ) is defined as a methodology that allows an organization to determine the extent to which its resources are used for activities that prevent poor quality, that appraise the quality of products or services, and that result from...

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Construction Quality Management Process Elements

By: Mark Barnabei The best way to improve construction quality management is to create and implement a formal process. Any process needs to have defined objectives and who will be accountable a formalized structure, and training to start. But that’s the big...

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Hard Hats: When and Where to Wear Them

By: Rich Gambrill About 15 years ago when I was doing inspections on new residential electric and gas services, a worker up on the scaffolding lost his grip on his hammer and it went flying right past my ear as I was walking back to my truck. The handle of the...

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