conducts quality control preparation for FY 2019 infra projects
NIKOLAI ANGELO MERACAP
April 2, 2019
NAVAL, Biliran – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)
Biliran District Engineering Office (DEO) prepares to undertake full
blast on its first quarter quality control implementation of FY 2019
regular and other infrastructures projects.
Various activities were in lined and handled by the Quality Assurance
Section (QAS) personnel headed by Engr. Reynaldo P. Peñaflor, D.M.
to ensure that quality will be the primary concern when it comes to
the construction of projects. Contractors and assigned technical
workforce were reminded of quality control as projects will commence
as soon as the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 General Appropriation Bill
(GAB) will be approved.
the quality of construction materials played a vital role in
attaining the designed strength and structural integrity of proposed
infrastructure projects. Minimum number of quality tests for all
construction materials were listed in the quality control program (QCP).
This served as guide for the contractors to carry out quality
control activities efficiently. Materials that failed to meet the
minimum requirements were subjected for rejection thus, the
contractors were advised to seek new source and provide another set
of sample for quality testing.
engineers conducted series of field testing, quality control
monitoring and inspections of accomplished item of work during
construction. Field Density Tests (FDTs) were conducted on
embankment, subgrade and base course preparation for farm to market
and road widening projects.
Sampling of fresh concrete
during pouring activities were followed by casting sets of concrete
beam/cylinder as representative sample that were subjected to
compressive and flexural strength determination. T-core test was
also performed on Portland cement concrete pavement (PCCP) to
determine its actual thickness compared to the designed thickness of
a completed pavement on a lot basis.
At present, the assigned
materials engineers and materials in-charge continue to perform
consistent supervision of quality control activities and conducts
timely testing of materials for on-going projects funded by Calendar
Year (CY) 2018 General Appropriations Act (GAA).