Course Title: 
Quality Control and Safety in Construction
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Year Taught: 
Postgraduate (PG)
School of Engineering

'Quality Control and Safety in Construction' is an elective course offered in M. Tech. program in Structural & Construction Engineering at the School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus.

Introduction to quality; Importance of quality; Quality transition - quality control and inspection, quality assurance, total quality management; Evolution of quality management; Planning and control of quality during design of structures; Tools and techniques for quality management; Inspection of materials and machinery; Quality assurance in construction; Formwork planning and design for quality. Systems quality management; Quality standards/codes in design and construction; (ISO:9000); Total quality management (TQM) - principles, tools and techniques. - Introduction to safety; Safety and health programs in construction industry; Planning for safety provisions; Analysis of construction hazards and accidents; Construction hazards and safety guidelines; Prevention techniques for construction accidents; Safety requirements for scaffolding; Site management with regard to safety recommendations; Training for safety awareness and implementation; Construction safety and health manual.

  • Managing Quality, Dale B. G, Fourth Edition, Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, 2003.
  • Reese. C.D and Eidson J.V, Handbook of OSHA Construction Safety and Health, Second Edition, CRC Press, Boca Raton, 2006
  • Construction Safety, Jimmie W. Hinze, Prentice Hall of India, 1997.
  • Modern Construction Management, Harris .F, McCaffer .R and Edum-Fotwe .F, Sixth Edition, Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, 2006.
  • Principles of Construction Safety, Holt S. J, Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, 2008.