Quality Control

Preconstruction Quality

As far as we are aware, P.J. Hoerr is the only local construction firm that employs a full-time Quality Control Superintendent (QCS) to oversee the quality of the work that goes into each of our projects, especially the building envelope. We subject each project to a multi-page checklist review during the design stage and then perform numerous on-site inspections of the work in-progress. Before construction starts we review important details with our subcontractors and hold special meetings prior to the start of critical items such as the windows, roofing and cladding.


The Quality Control Specialist will develop details for and construct any required mockups. The mockups will be used to develop quality details and workmanship expectations besides their use for color and aesthetic coordination. In addition, our QCS will visit the site during critical building envelope construction to assure that the details previously developed are scrupulously constructed. He will then set up spray racks and water test various elements of the building envelope (windows, flashings, roof details, and mechanical equipment) to check for leaks. Near the end of the project, our QCS will perform a pre-punch list inspection to look for quality issues. Along with Owner training on specific equipment, complete Operation and Maintenance manuals will be prepared and provided to the Owners upon construction completion.


Related: our Approach to Safety


Sample Mockup




Quality control and quality assurance in construction