Marble & granite flooring is the most common among residential, and commercial buildings.
This post explains the necessary Inspections and testing during Marble & Granite Flooring works. This is only a summary and a fully customizable ITP with the required checklist in word format can be downloaded from the link given at the bottom.
WHAT IS AN INSPECTION AND TEST PLAN OR ITP
Inspection and Test plans and checklists are an integral part of quality management systems not only in construction but in almost every industry where Quality Management systems are in place. It is considered to be master documents through which different parameters and actions of a process or activity would be monitored and recorded which play a vital part during the verification later or in simple terms during auditing.
In the construction industry, where there are a lot of activities, for a variety of trades such as structural, Finishes, Façade, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, etc. are to be completed spanning across excavation for the foundation to handing over the stage, thereby Preparation and implementation of different inspection test plans form the most crucial part of the project management system.
To read more about ITP and how to prepare one CLICK HERE and refer to the last picture in this post to get a quick understanding of ITP’s structure and how to structure it as per the project requirements
Marble & Granite – Inspection Test Plan
SECTION 1 – DOCUMENTATION REVIEW
This part deals with the review and approval requirements of necessary documents pertaining to the Marble & Granite Flooring works. These shall be mainly drawings showing the finished schedule, materials (Marble, Granite, cement, sand,) as detailed in the project specifications or the standards mentioned in the contract and/or Method Statement mainly.
SECTION 2 – INSPECTION OF INCOMING MATERIALS
This part deals with the inspection of materials procuring for the Marble & Granite Flooring works based on the approved material details. The storage of materials also shall be checked whether it is followed the guidelines or standards applicable.
SECTION 3 – PRE WORK INSPECTION (INSPECTION PRIOR TO START PLASTERING)
Prework inspection of Marble & Granite Flooring works is important as there are many aspects that shall be checked. Some project owners or consultants will insist to make a sample of Marble & Granite Flooring works to be com[pleted in an area. The workmanship, the finish, etc will be assessed before proceeding with the work on site. Once the sample is approved it shall be kept as a reference and will be marked for the same.
The points during pre-work inspection are
|Check on coordination for other works|
|Check on location for flooring work|
|Check for surface preparation|
|Check on setting out and dry fixing.|
SECTION 4 – WOK IN PROGRESS INSPECTION
This section includes the testing and inspection of
|Check for cutting and dressing|
|Check for dressing of stones|
|Check for rubbing|
|Check on angles and edges|
|Check for wetting of substrate|
|Check for mortar|
|Check for the thickness of mortar.|
|Check for application of cement slurry|
|Check on the similarity in grains and shades of adjacent slabs|
|Check on slabs at wall junction|
SECTION 5 – POST WORK INSPECTIONS
Post work Inspections are curing, polishing & finishing and protection of works completed.
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