Many large construction projects require a formal quality control (QC) plan and, often, a full-time person (typically under the General Contractor or Construction Manager) dedicated to overseeing the implementation of that plan. How does commissioning fit into such projects? Is QC the same as commissioning? Is commissioning something for which the QC Manager should be responsible?
Quality control could be considered to apply to the “static” equipment and systems installed for a project. These would include piping, ductwork, air-handling unit casings, coils, filters, insulation, etc., and connections between these components. The static systems are those which are typically considered standard punchlist items the designers are expected to review as part of their construction observation scope of work. The QC manager on any particular project would be tasked with the job of making sure that all material quality and installation requirements are met so that these systems “pass” the final punchlist.