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Canadian Quality Congress: Annual Conference On Quality
Canadian Quality Congress is an annual industry conference providing educational and networking opportunities.
Issues & Performance

ISO 9001: Quality Management Requirements
International Organization for Standardization standard ISO 9001 specifies quality management requirements for all organizations regardless of type, size, or product provided. In particular, the standard helps an organization demonstrate its ability to 1) consistently provide product that meets customer as well as statutory and regulatory requirements, and 2) enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application and continual improvement of the system.
Procedures

Building Science: Building America Quality Control Checklist
Building America Quality Control Checklist has been developed by Building Science Corporation as both a guide to assist in the transition to high performance home building, and as a simplified tool to be used as part of any builder's on-site quality control procedures. There are two parts to this document: the checklist and the resource appendix. (PDF)

Building Science: Building America Quality Control Checklist Appendix
This appendix contains Building Science Information Sheets that provide more information for specific inspection points on the BSC Building America Quality Control Checklist. Each Information Sheet is a one or two page document that can easily be printed for use on site or attached to a trade scope of work or contract. (PDF)

Building Science: Quality Assurance Roadmap For High Performance Residential Buildings
Quality Assurance Roadmap for High Performance Residential Buildings outlines the approach to quality assurance in the construction process as recommended by Building Science Corporation for new residential construction. Seven process steps are described from the assessment of current construction practice, through design and documentation changes, to training and quality control for on-site personnel. (PDF)

CMHC: Quality Assurance Protocol
CMHC report provides an overview of the management system for assuring quality, developed with Polygon. It offers you an outline of procedures that you may find valuable.

InspectAPedia: Building & Environmental Problems & Repairs
InspectAPedia is an online encyclopedia of building and environmental inspection, testing, diagnosis and repair. It describes how to inspect, test for, correct, and prevent a wide range of building defects, hazards, and building environmental hazards.

US DOE: Guideline For Quality Management In Existing Homes
US Department of Energy online Strategy Guideline: Quality Management in Existing Homes is designed to highlight the quality assurance (QA) process that can be applied to any retrofit activity. (PDF)
Product Supply

NAHB: National Quality Programs For Builders Trades & Suppliers
US National Association of Home Builders Research Center has created it's Home Innovation Quality Certified program - a set of requirements that provide outstanding quality management systems for builders and trade contractors.

Quality Built: Service For Builders
Quality Built service is for US builders, however you may get value from seeing such an offering, developed as a result of their serious risk management (moisture) issues.
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