Daoust Construction prepares, manages and controls the quality of the project from design and pre-construction to construction and occupancy.

Pre-construction

  • Perform design reviews for constructability and "common sense engineering," and for quality and completeness of design and construction
  • Help designers incorporate quality standards and requirements within the design bid documents
  • Pre-qualify trade contractors
  • Ensure trade proposal conformity with tender documents
  • Encourage partnering
  • Pre-order long-lead items
  • Develop a project-specific quality management plan

Construction

  • Review construction documents to ensure that quality is maintained by trade contractor scopes, drawing details and instructions, shop drawings, submissions and samples; obtain manufacturers’ specifications, tolerances and installation procedures; and order long-lead items
  • Mock up repetitive and difficult work to debug and establish quality levels
  • Mock up an entire typical repetitive room
  • Verify material conformance upon receipt and before installation
  • Provide proper storage and staging of materials
  • Prefabricate in climate-controlled environments when possible
  • Monitor quality of production daily by using inspection checklists
  • Perform pre-start and pre-completion interim inspections and sign-offs
  • Promptly reject non-conforming work by issue of notices to remedy immediately
  • Conduct co-ordination and quality meetings to properly sequence work
  • Maintain a safe, clean and controlled workplace
  • Perform commissioning, testing and certification
  • Prepare internal punch lists and correct as necessary prior to performing deficiency inspections
  • Promptly correct deficiencies prior to turnover and occupancy
  • Reward and compliment work well done

Our front-end documents set out in detail the requirements for close-out, commissioning and project turnover procedures. Trade contractors are required to inspect their own work prior to our inspection. Deficiency lists prepared by them are reviewed by us. Project consultants and designers conduct inspections of the work. We combine all inspection reports to ensure that no findings slip through the cracks. To motivate prompt corrections of all deficiencies, we withhold sufficient contract funds from the trade contractors. This also ensures that inspections, manuals, as-builts and maintenance manuals are delivered on time.