FIG Peer Review Journal


Real Time Quality Assurance Indexes for Residential House Construction Processes (4888)

Li Zhang and Schwieger Volker (Germany)
Dipl.-Ing. Li Zhang
Research Associate
Institute of Engineering Geodesy,
University of Stuttgart
Geschwister-Scholl-Str. 24 D, D-70174 Stuttgart
Corresponding author Dipl.-Ing. Li Zhang (email: li.zhang[at], tel.: + 49 711-685-84049)

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Published on the web 2011-03-16
Received 2010-11-22 / Accepted 2011-02-10
This paper is one of selection of papers published for the FIG Working Week 2011 in Marrakech, Morocco and has undergone the FIG Peer Review Process.

FIG Working Week 2011
ISBN 978-87-90907-92-1 ISSN 2307-4086


The EU-project “Development of a Real Time Quality Support System for the Houses Construction Industry” (QuCon) was introduced in Schwieger et al. (2010). Within this project the Institute of Engineering Geodesy (IIG) is developing together with further partners from the Cyprus a real time quality assurance system. A construction process model and a quality model which considers both process and product quality was developed and defined for residential houses construction processes. In this article an adopted quality model will be introduced which is more application-oriented. Respecting this adopted quality model a real time quality index can be determined by a scoring system using so-called ”checkpoints”. The scoring and the weighting of the checkpoints will be discussed. Using the developed construction process model and the scoring system the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) of different countries can monitor the current project states, document the processes and the achieved quality, so that reasonable decisions and corrective can be initiated and the quality can be improved and assured in real time.
Keywords: Quantity surveying; quality model; quality assurance index; real time; construction process