Length: 2 Days
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RCA for Construction Defects Training by Tonex

Project Management in Construction

This course provides a comprehensive overview of Root Cause Analysis (RCA) specifically tailored for construction defects. Participants will learn systematic methodologies to identify underlying issues causing defects, develop solutions to prevent recurrence, and implement corrective actions effectively. Emphasizing practical applications, this training incorporates real-world scenarios to enhance participants’ analytical skills and problem-solving abilities in the construction industry.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the fundamentals of Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
  • Identify and categorize common construction defects
  • Apply RCA tools and techniques to construction defects
  • Develop effective corrective and preventive actions
  • Improve quality control processes in construction projects
  • Enhance problem-solving skills and decision-making in construction management

Audience

  • Construction Project Managers
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control Engineers
  • Site Engineers
  • Construction Supervisors
  • Contractors and Subcontractors
  • Construction Inspectors

Program Modules

Module 1: Introduction to Root Cause Analysis

  • Definition and importance of RCA
  • Historical background and evolution
  • RCA in the context of construction
  • Key principles and methodologies
  • RCA vs. other problem-solving approaches
  • Case studies of successful RCA applications

Module 2: Common Construction Defects

  • Types of construction defects
  • Causes and implications
  • Detection and reporting of defects
  • Documentation and tracking
  • Impact on project cost and schedule
  • Case studies of common defects

Module 3: RCA Tools and Techniques

  • 5 Whys technique
  • Fishbone diagram (Ishikawa)
  • Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Pareto Analysis
  • Fault Tree Analysis
  • Case studies and practical exercises

Module 4: Implementing RCA in Construction Projects

  • Steps to conduct an RCA
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Identifying root causes
  • Developing corrective actions
  • Implementing solutions
  • Monitoring and follow-up

Module 5: Preventive Measures and Quality Control

  • Quality control processes
  • Preventive action strategies
  • Risk assessment and mitigation
  • Continuous improvement practices
  • Role of technology in defect prevention
  • Case studies of preventive measures

Module 6: Case Studies and Practical Applications

  • Real-world examples of RCA in construction
  • Group exercises and role-playing
  • Lessons learned from past projects
  • Developing an RCA action plan
  • Integrating RCA into project management
  • Final assessment and feedback

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