Earthworks

  • 1. Has the workforce been given clear instruction in relation to the work at hand, in particular, quality requirements.

  • 2. Have the foreman and leading hands been communicated the requirements from the relevant construction method statement?

  • 3. Are the foremen using the verification checklist on a daily basis to control quality in the field?

  • 4. Layer thickness is accurate and control measures are being used?

  • 5. The spotter and plant operator are aware of the material requirements?

  • 6. Is the material
    - lots homogeneous
    - free of organic or deleterious material
    - free from segregated stone or excess fine patches
    - free of oversize
    - no visible soft spots/heaving

  • 7. Has uniform spreading, mixing, watering and compaction of material been achieved?

  • 8. Are there methods used to control moisture in the fill material?

  • 9. Is there a process in place to protect survey markers during operations?

  • 10. Are protective measures in place for movement of heavy construction plant over and around pipe/ box culvert structures?

  • 11. Are embankments sealed off and shaped to allow water to drain away (no pounding)?

  • 12. Have environmental control devices been put in place prior to commencement of work and reestablished at the completion of works?

  • 13. Are batters stable, free of loose material?

  • 14. Are the batter gradients accurate and uniform?

  • 15. Are the batters being progressively landscaped?

  • 16. Is the plant and equipment being used suitable for the work being performed?

  • 17. Any other item, activities underway that demonstrate commitment to improving levels of workmanship?

Drainage

  • 1. Has the workforce been given clear instruction in relation to the work at hand, in particular, quality requirements.

  • 2. Have the foreman and leading hands been communicated the requirements from the relevant construction method statement?

  • 3. Are the foremen using the verification checklist on a daily basis to control quality in the field?

  • 4. Are incoming products (i.e. pipes, culverts, pits, etc..)inspected for quality and quantity upon delivery and/or prior to being incorporated into the works?

  • 5. Are there sufficient survey pegs and controls in place to achieve tolerances?

  • 6. Level checks are being carried out and recorded uponplacement of all the pipes..

  • 7. Diversion channels and temporary crossings installed priorto commencing work (where required).

  • 8. Excavations (excluding pipes) have a clear width between the structure wall and face of the excavation is at least 300mm or 1/3 of the height of the face of the excavation,whichever is greater.

  • 10. Are protective measures in place for movement of heavy construction plant over and around pipes/box culvert structures?

  • 9. Does the bedding extend to the full width of trench and todesign depth

  • 10. Are lifting holes been effectively sealed to prevent the ingress of materials?

  • 11. All exposed steel (cut pipes, lifting hooks) has been coated to prevent corrosion

  • 12. No evidence of water ponding at the base of pits.

  • 13. Are foundations, bedding support and backfill materialcompacted in layers not exceeding 150mm compacted thickness?

  • 14. Are controls in place to prevent loss of density and strength in nearby earthworks through over wetting?

  • 15. Are protective measures in place for movement of heavy construction plant over and around pipes/box culvert structures?

  • 16. Open drains are trimmed to a uniform surface free of irregularities and graded to ensure free flow of water.

  • 17. Is the scour protection been installed in accordance with the design (i.e. correct with, length, depth and rock size)?And fits into surrounding ground levels.

  • 18. Have environmental control measures (sediment, erosion,dust, etc..) been put in place prior to commencing work andre-established at the completion of works, unless they form part of the environmental control measure?

  • 19. Are pipe / culvert joints fit and finished adequately?

  • 20. Has a uniform vertical / horizontal alignment beenachieved?

  • 21. Are pits / rungs fit and finished adequately?

  • 22. Are lids and surrounds fit and finished adequately withdesign ground level

  • 23. Any other items, activities underway that demonstrate commitment to improving levels of workmanship.

Bridges and Other Structures

  • 1. Has the workforce been given clear instruction in relation tothe work at hand, in particular quality requirements?

  • 2. Have the Foremen and Leading Hands communicated the requirements from the Construction Work Method Statements?

  • 3. Are the Foremen using the Verification Checklist on a dailybasis to control quality in the field?

  • 4. Are incoming products (i.e. precast concrete elements,barrier rails, throw screens, etc..) inspected for quality and quantity upon delivery and/or prior to being incorporated into the works?

  • 5. Is the supply of concrete consistent?

  • 6. Are there sufficient survey pegs/marks and controls inplace to achieve tolerances and level control?

  • 7. Is piling within specified tolerances for location, size, alignment and depths?

  • 8. Is the fixing of reinforcement steel and other embedded items fabricated correctly, including set out and spacing?

  • 9. Has welding been carried out to the specified requirements?

  • 10. Are the required lengths been achieved for lapped bars?

  • 11. Are embedments installed securely and protected fromconcrete slurry during the pour?

  • 12. Has the formwork been certified and assembled correctly?

  • 13. Are forms in a condition that will allow the required class offinish to be achieved?

  • 14. Are the gaps, joints and voids in the formwork adequately sealed to prevent slurry loss?

  • 15. Is adequate concrete cover achievable?

  • 16. Are the bottom of concrete pours clean and debris free?

  • 17. Have the construction joints been prepared adequately?

  • 18. Is the handling and placement of concrete and compaction performed correctly?

  • 19. Concrete curing process achieved? Have curing periodsbeen achieved?

  • 20. Surface finish blowhole and colour evaluation.

  • 21. Are any cracks evident in the concrete finish surface

  • 22. Has nonconforming concrete works been repaired to the required standard, uniformity and finishing?

  • 23. Are the Expansion joints installed correctly?

  • 24. Are bearings correct type, orientation and installation withinspecified tolerances?

  • 25. Have the girders been positioned correctly to axially load the bearings and visually neat and consistent?

  • 26. Have precast units been positioned correctly, uniformly aligned, in good condition (i.e. no chips, scratches, etc), visually neat and consistent.

  • 27. Are corners / edges of concrete elements neat withoutexcessive damage?

  • 28. Are the bridge barrier railings, safety screens and pedestrian railings installed correctly, uniformly aligned andpositioned?

  • 29. Has the waterproofing membrane been prepared andapplied correctly to bridge decks?

  • 30. Have environmental control measures (sediment, erosion,dusts, etc.) been put in place prior to commencing work and re-established at the completion of works?

  • 31. Precast elements have they been bagged and finished to an acceptable urban design standard

  • 32. Has deck uniformity and finish been achieved?

  • 33. Has level and finish of bridge joints been achieved?

  • 34. Have uniform, smooth transitions on approaches been achieved?

  • 35. Has consistency of concrete deck levels been achieved?

  • 36. Any other items, activities underway that demonstrate commitment to improving levels of workmanship.

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