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Powers Brown Architecture Director of QA/QC Shaw, AIA, RID, LEED AP presents at construction conf.

ALTIMORE, MD — Jeanette Shaw, AIA, RID, LEED AP , direc- tor of QA/QC and Sustainabil- ity of Houston-based Powers Brown Architecture , recently spoke to more than 200 gen- eral contractors, subcontrac- tors, owner representatives and public building agency officials at the national “Ad- vancing Construction Quality 2018” Conference, hosted by Hanson Wade and supported by the Construction Quality Executives Council (CQEC) and ASQ DCD (American Society for Quality Design & Construction Division) and held at the Radisson Hotel Baltimore-Inner Harbor. Na- tionally recognized for her firm’s streamlined documentation processes for quality control in design and construction, Shaw gave two presentations, “The Ar- chitect’s Perspective: Building a Program for Quality Excellence” and the “Changing the Low-Bid Mentality: Understanding How to Secure Client Buy-in.” “Attendees were gathering around me afterwards, ask- ing why aren’t all architecture firms doing what we’re doing,” noted Shaw. “Quality control is not just about checking B

Shown from left: Mike Clippinger, JE Dunn Construction; Ted Boyce, Hathaway Dinwiddle; Dana Vincent, Yates Construction; Bill Benning- ton, PCL Construction; Mark Drzewiecki, Mortenson Construction; Jeanette Shaw; Scott West, Granite Construction; Corrie Neuens, ASQ CMQ/OE, CM-Lean, The Boldt Co; Kate Edwards, Whiting Turner Construction; Chad Dorgan, P.E., Ph.D., LEED Fellow, McCarthy Construction; Sue Klawans, CQEC and Peter Ukstins, LEEDAPBD+C, STS, Davis Construction.

principal/CEO Jeffrey Brown, FAIA , recognized the vital need to have internal QAQC pro- grams and procedures to control not only the documentation but the training of new staff and on- going training programs, along with clear standards. The Pow- ers Brown Architecture QAQC teamhas been in place for nearly 10 years, with Jeanette Shaw taking the reins in 2013. She has grown the QAQC program into an intricate system of checks and balances to ensure focus on the critical areas of drawing, detailing and coordination. 

drawings. It’s about designing and implementing a training program and creating a clear plan for what you draw before you draw something.” Shaw and Powers Brown Ar- chitecture are the only Architect members of the Construction Quality Executives Council (CQEC) which is a national organization of industry profes- sionals that work to establish Quality program standards for all of the construction industry. As a result of Powers Brown Architecture’s national and in- ternational influence, founding



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