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The advantages of Quality Management System in construction project

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4 Author(s)
Samsudin, N.S. ; Centre of Constr. Studies, Univ. Teknol. MARA (UiTM) Malaysia, Shah Alam, Malaysia ; Ayop, S.M. ; Sahab, S.S. ; Ismail, Z.

Construction player had realized the importance of Quality Management System (QMS) in the construction industry. Some contractors have taken their initiatives to be certified with MS ISO 9000. Nevertheless, the acceptance of the standards among the industry players is not as wide as in other industries. This is due to the common perception that ISO certification would implicate additional financial burden to their operations including the barriers that appear during the implementation of QMS. Additional to that, most of them fail to realize the saving or added value that could be generated by implementing the said system. This paper presents a research finding on the benefits and advantages that could be obtained by implementing Quality Management System (QMS) in construction project. Identification of benefits and advantages were made by reviewing on the literature and validations were made by Malaysian G7 ISO certified contractor in Klang Valley. Based on the analysis, the findings revealed that all of the benefits and advantages been rated as strongly agreed and agreed by the respondents who are CIDB Grade 7 ISO certified contractor. The finding indicates a thought of the good side and the profits of Quality Management System (QMS) implementation especially in the construction industry.

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Humanities, Science and Engineering (CHUSER), 2012 IEEE Colloquium on

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3-4 Dec. 2012