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Quality Assessment System in Construction (QLASSIC)

Quality Assessment System in Construction (QLASSIC) is a method to measure the quality of workmanship of a construction work based on the approved standards. QLASSIC enables the quality of workmanship between construction projects to be objectively compared. Objective of QLASSIC

To benchmark the level of quality in the construction industry. To have a standard quality assessment system for quality of workmanship of construction work. To assess the quality of workmanship of a construction project based on the approved standards. To be used as a criterion to evaluate the performance of contractors based on quality of workmanship. To compile data for statistical analysis.

Scope of QLASSIC QLASSIC sets out the standard on quality of workmanship for various construction elements in building and other infrastructure work. The quality of workmanship of a construction work is assessed according to the requirement of the relevant standard, and marks are awarded if the workmanship complies with the standard. These marks are then summed up to calculate the QLASSIC Score (%) for a construction project. QLASSIC assessment is carried out through site inspection. The score is calculated on construction works that are assessed for the first time. Construction works that are rectified after an assessment will not be reassessed. The objective of this practice is to encourage Do Things Right the First Time and Every Time. QLASSIC Assessors QLASSIC assessment is performed by qualified and independent assessors. These assessors are also certified and registered by CIDB. Assessment Approach and Sampling Process Prior to carrying out the assessment, construction elements that need to be assessed are determined through a sampling and statistical approach. These samples shall be distributed evenly throughout the project or various construction stages. Assessment samples are selected from drawings and plans of the relevant construction project. All locations in the construction

project shall be made available for the assessment. This is to ensure that the selected samples adequately represent the entire construction project. Who should apply for QLASSIC Assessment ? - Project owner. - Real estate and housing developer. - Contractor - Others Why apply for QLASSIC Assessment ? - No charges for assessment and processing fee for the time being. - Enables you to benchmark the quality of workmanship of your construction project. - Provides you a standard assessment system for quality of workmanship of construction work. - Enhances quality control of your construction work. - Specified as a quality criterion for contractors performance scorecard.