leader. Figure 3-3 is a form for the daily QC report. All checks, tests, and inspections are listed on the back of the CAS sheet. Everyone on the crew should know in advance what the inspections will consist of and what the end results are.
The ROICC is responsible for inspection and surveillance of ongoing NCF projects. The ROICC is also responsible for reviewing daily QC reports to ensure compliance with the plans and specifications. The ROICC office also has to approve any battalion recommended field changes or customer requested changes. Scope changes require the approval of the customer's major claimant. Any changes that require 50 or more man-days of additional direct labor or increase the cost of the project by 0 or more require approval of 2ndNCB/3rdNCB. The ROICC also conducts the final inspection and accepts only those facilities built according to the plans and specifications. The QC staff provides direct liaison between the battalion and the ROICC on all matters, such as change requests and project specification questions. No field changes can be made without a request being forwarded through the QC staff and being approved in writing by the ROICC. Change requests must include the same level of detail as the original specification. The engineering division can provide assistance on sketches for your change requests. Figure 3-4 is a sample design change request. A log of all design change requests in a format similar to figure 3-5 must be kept in folder 6 of the project package.
Before starting work on any project, the battalion must hold a preconstruction conference (precon) with the ROICC or his or her designated representative. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the scope of the project, construction schedule, utility requirements, QC plan, and any other items that may affect the project. The OPs/QC staff will head these meetings from the battalion side and will keep the minutes of the meeting. Figures 3-6, 3-7, and 3-8 are sample forms for minutes of a precon.
The crew leader is responsible for maintaining a set of drawings on the project site that have any field changes marked in red. These "red-line drawings" must be updated every 2 weeks by entering all changes and comparing with the drawings held in the operations department. At the end of the deployment or at project completion, the red-line drawings will be turned over to the engineering division. Engineering will reflect all of the changes on two sets of drawings which will be provided to the ROICC as "as-built" drawings with the project completion letter.
Any material tests required by specification will be performed by the engineering division. The crew leader should include these tests in the QC plan and coordinate time schedules with engineering. Figure 3-9 is an engineering service request (ESR) form. Inspection of the materials to ensure compliance with the plans and specifications is also the crew leader's responsibility. These inspections must be done when the materials are received in the material liaison office (MLO). They will be inspected again 30 days prior to use to be sure that the shelf life has not expired, storage damage has not occurred, and the material is still usable. These inspections can be done by the company expediter, but the crew leader is still the one responsible for seeing that they are done and done correctly. The QC inspector will inspect the materials again as they are brought to the jobsite.
Besides the normal design change requests, precon summaries, and engineering service requests, there are other QC forms. For example, rebar bending schedules, concrete forming plans, and clearance forms need to be prepared by the crew leader during the home port planning process. The engineering division may assist in preparing shop drawings that make details clearer and provide a ready reference for field use. A "hard-card" is a checklist to be completed before the placement of concrete or asphalt. The hard-card ensures the site of the placement has been adequately prepared. Figures 3-10 and 3-11 are forms for concrete and asphalt hard-cards. These forms are to be completed 24 hours before placement of materials. Figure 3-12 is a site visit checklist for use on predeployment trips. Figure 3-13 is a utility interruption request.
As a CB/PO1, material management and accountability is YOUR responsibility. MLO is merely a means by which to buy materials for your job. All tools and materials are tied to master activities and identifiedContinue Reading