The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) – Biliran District Engineering Office (DEO) undertakes full blast on its quality control implementation of FY 2019 regular and other infrastructures projects.
David P. Adongay Jr., District Engineer said, various activities were in lined and handled by the Quality Assurance Section (QAS) personnel headed by Engr. Reynaldo P. Peñaflor, Chief of QAS to ensure that quality will be the primary concern when it comes to the construction of projects.
Testing of the quality of construction materials plays a vital role in attaining the designed strength and structural integrity of proposed infrastructure projects.
According to Adongay, continues rain could decelerate the progress of the project implementation and could also compromise the quality of the structures.
He emphasized that the accomplishment of work needs to be on time with respect to the duration of the projects base on their contract expiry.
Adongay added that contractors and assigned technical workforce were reminded of this as projects commenced during the mid-year of 2019 due to late approval of 2019 General Appropriations Act (GAA).
“Materials that failed to meet the minimum requirements were subject for rejection thus, the contractors were advised to seek new source and provide another set of sample for quality testing,” said Adongay.
Assigned materials 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, road re-blocking, and road widening projects. The field density test of soil is conducted in the field to know whether the specified compaction is achieved or not.
At present, the assigned materials engineers and materials in-charge continue to perform consistently supervision of quality control activities and conducted on-time testing of materials on on-going projects.
Extra work was exerted by the QAS section to closely monitor the projects and to ensure that standards set by the DPWH are being meet.