Management and Quality Control Processes
PKS operate management and control processes that are designed to ensure all production conforms to the standards set out below. The application of these procedures is the responsibility of our quality control manager Selwyn Lowe.
Quality Assurance Standards
Although not fully accredited PKS have a quality assurance scheme in place that is tailor made to our office requirements and meets the intentions of ISO 9001:2000. We are also constantly looking to update and improve our already established standards.
For large complex and diverse organisations it is a pre-requisite that there should be formalized fully audited quality assurance systems. This however is not applicable to PKS as all the organizational activities, production of drawings, information and supervision at all stages of a project take place in our office, where there is direct contact and cooperation between all members of the design team.
Quality Assurance Policy
At PKS we believe that quality management and control is intrinsic to realising successful architecture that satisfies the client, end user and general public.
Our approach to design ensures that everything is questioned and therefore, intrinsically quality checked. Failures can all too often derive from an assumed familiarity with solutions to technical problems, to the point where questioning and checking may be overlooked. This design approach is steered within a forum to sharpen and focus ideas. Our quality control systems run in parallel with this entire design process.
From inception to completion, the development of the scheme being documented at all stages to provide an ongoing record and guide to full realization of the project. As the production of information stages progress, they are assessed for purpose and checked by the design team leader. The final issue of all drawing and written information is preceded by rigorous inspection by the design team leader and crosschecked within the design team and sub-consultants before issue.
A comprehensive IT structure covers CAD drawing production, presentation ability and administration support. Standardised working procedures and technical input complete an efficient project delivery.