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Quality management is essential to the success of any project. WSP has a distinguished track record in quality control services and provides an impressive suite of technical expertise and support to clients around the world.


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Sector

Service

  • Advisory Services
  • Commercial Management
  • Commissioning and Startup Management
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WSP develops and implements proven processes and management systems. We tailor best practices in order to execute some of the world’s most complex projects. By instituting a higher level of quality assurance, these systems are integrated on our projects by our teams in all of our offices globally and on project sites to ensure all stakeholders have effective management systems in place.

Our quality assurance expertise includes industry regulation and compliance, risk identification and mitigation, as well as Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) programs, processes, and training. This practice also yields corporate strategies, insightful analysis for performance improvement, quality training programs to support business needs, and audits to verify compliance.

Our approach encompasses all the requirements and plans needed to complete a project safely, on schedule, and within budget. It provides clients and stakeholders with a high level of confidence in the fact that their projects are carried out within a tightly controlled and robust framework.

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Materials Engineering and Testing

WSP has its own laboratories and a network of accredited laboratories for the assessment of concrete and cement-based products, asphalt paving, aggregates, structural steel, coatings, timber, and composites to support the investigations and design of a variety of engineering disciplines.

Our experts conduct soil and footing inspections, reinforcing steel inspection, concrete testing with certified staff and laboratory facilities, structural steel inspection and shoring inspection. Our teams are qualified and certified to conduct the necessary testing associated with geotechnical investigations of the physical/mechanical properties and characteristic behaviours of surface and subsurface earth materials. Notable projects include assessment of deterioration, corrosion, chemical attack, and failure of structures. A large part of our work relates to the assessment and rehabilitation of existing structures and the effective use of new and existing materials to achieve durability and extended service life. We also help clients identify and manage the quality risks they are exposed to by suppliers, contractors and subcontractors.

Quality Management ensures we coordinate activities that direct and control processes related to Quality Planning, Quality Control (QC), Quality Assurance (QA), and Quality Improvement.  

Our Materials Testing and Quality services include:

  • Aggregate and Rock Resource Evaluation
  • Concrete Materials Engineering and Testing
  • Corrosion Assessment and Prevention
  • Load Testing
  • Physical Metallurgy
  • Pile Driving Analyzer, Pile Integrity Testing
  • Pressure Meter Testing
  • Quality Management Systems
  • Shoring Inspection and Monitoring
  • Structural Steel Inspection
  • Water Infrastructure

Services for the entire project lifecycle

We provide a range of activities to cover the entire project lifecycle, including:

  • risk assessment
  • contractor due diligence assessments
  • full quality assurance auditing
  • inspection and test witnessing
  • status verification and expediting
  • review and advice of special processes such as welding and non-destructive examination

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Accredited inspections

We’re an ISO IEC 17020 accredited type ‘A’ inspection body and a notified body for pressure systems. Our procedures, which have been developed over a number of years, are audited annually by accreditation bodies and by our clients to ensure they continue to be effectively applied.

Key sectors

We offer an array of quality services, from project quality management to mining excavators and stackers to fabrication and production processes:

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Construction:

  • Airports
  • Bridges
  • Highways
  • Tunnels
  • Marine shipping terminals
  • Commercial and industrial buildings
  • Power plants

Power Generation

  • Fossil fuel: coal, oil, gas (combined/open cycle)
  • Nuclear: new build, refurbishment, decommissioning
  • Renewable: hydro, wind (onshore, offshore)

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Transmission and Distribution

  • Electricity: substations, switchgear, transformers and reactors, control and protection, cables, overhead lines (HVAC/HVDC), subsea interconnectors including HVDC
  • Oil and Gas: pumping stations, compressor stations, subsea umbilical, pipelines, offshore topside equipment

Rail

  • Rolling stock: bogies, locomotives, works, wagons
  • Infrastructure: platforms, ventilation, travellators
  • Systems: control, signalling, telecoms