DPWH engineers brush up on quality control skills for public projects

SAN FERNANDO CITY, Mar 24 (PIA) — Pursuant to the Aquino administration’s “Daang Matuwid” (Straight Path) policy, the public works department has gathered its field engineers to a workshop to ensure that public projects are above standards.

Called the quality assessment workshop, field engineers of the Department of Public Works and Highways went through a series of sessions that would improve strategies in quality control and construction procedures.

Esperanza Tinaza, DPWH public relations officer II, said 128 project engineers (PEs) and quality assurance engineers (QAEs) from the region and different district offices attended the sessions.

She said the participants are directly involved in public works and are accountable when the project fails to meet standards.

“They check the materials or equipment to be used in all the stages of project implementation. They inspect construction works until the project is (fully) implemented,” Tinaza added.

She said the field engineers also determine whether the project contractor is capable of completing the construction project.

Some of the sessions included: phases of materials quality control measures, construction procedures, procedures in the implementation of various issuances, policies and guidelines and determining the positive and negative factors affecting project implementation in the region.

The sessions are expected to improve the rating of the regional DPWH in the areas of quality control systems and procedures.

The assessment workshop was conducted in three batches. The first was last February 5-6, the second batch was in February 7-8 and third last February 21-22. (MCA/MPA – PIA1, La Union)

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