LNQA engineers complete Three-Phase Inspection Process Training

Afghanistan District
Published Sept. 1, 2018
Upon completion of a Three-phased Inspection Training in Kabul, Afghanistan Local National Quality Assurance Engineers receive their Certificates of completion and are joined by members from the New Kabul Compound in acknowledging their accomplishments. (Photo Courtesy of USACE)

Upon completion of a Three-phased Inspection Training in Kabul, Afghanistan Local National Quality Assurance Engineers receive their Certificates of completion and are joined by members from the New Kabul Compound in acknowledging their accomplishments.

The USACE Kabul Resident Office, New Kabul Compound, Afghanistan District conducted training for twelve USACE Local National Quality Assurance (LNQA) Engineers covering the Three-Phase Inspection process.

Phase 1 is the Preparatory Phase which usually occurs days or weeks in advance and includes reviewing all the requirements, assessing the current situation, inspecting the jobsite, and reviewing the findings with the staff, subcontractors, and the stakeholder.

Phase 2 is the Initial Phase which occurs just prior to giving the go-ahead to begin the work and ensures the task will start correctly. The site supervisor will check that all requirements for personnel, materials, and equipment are in place. Verify that the site has passed its job-ready inspection, and inspect the first article after work begins to make sure that it is appropriate to continue work.

Finally Phase 3 is the Follow –up Phase which occurs throughout the construction project. The site supervisor monitors work on a daily basis to assure that all job requirements are being met in a timely manner and verifies that the tasks are being performed correctly up until their completion.

The training was planned and coordinated by Construction Control Representative John Green from the USACE Chicago District with the assistance of LNQA Project Manager, Shahim Samadzada.

This and other training events with our LNQA team builds engineering capacity for Afghan construction efforts throughout the country.

“The LNQAs are highly qualified engineers that are USACE’s eyes and ears at every project site,” said Green. “Ensuring the Afghanistan District is providing its stakeholders quality construction and that the district is delivering the program.”

This Three- Phase Inspection ensures a consistent level of quality within USACE projects and gives one more element that project owners look for in a quality-driven organization within USACE.