By Arian Bloomfield, PE

Have you read an email repeatedly to make it perfect, only to find a glaring error after hitting send? No matter how many times we look at something, we can become blind to our own mistakes. This is why a review process is essential for executing high-quality designs.

Producing High-Quality Designs Using QA/QC

Quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) is practiced in many careers. We use it in the engineering field to help improve our design drawings. We often use the terms interchangeably. It is more a case of semantics, but there is a difference.

  • Quality Assurance is our over-arching process for checking our work.
  • Quality Control is the actual review we perform in support of the process.

The following five tips will help your team produce high-quality designs using the QA/QC process.