1st Edition

Total Quality Management Applications and Concepts for Construction Projects

By Abdul Razzak Rumane Copyright 2024
    488 Pages 117 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book has been developed to provide significant information about the usage and application of the Total Quality Management (TQM) concept in a construction project environment. The content spans from the inception through to the closing of the project focusing on the TQM approach in each phase of the project.

    Total Quality Management: Applications and Concepts for Construction Projects, focuses on the application of the Total Quality Management concept in construction projects and contains many quick-reference figures and tables for easy comprehension. It offers a concise and complete implementation process for the application of TQM and helps achieve competitive advantages in the global marketplace resulting in the construction project being qualitatively competitive and economical. The book highlights the standards for TQM and gives a brief introduction to the quality management system along with providing an overview of the project, the quality, the types of project delivery systems, and the principles involved. Discussions of quality and the different steps it moves through within the project setting including inspection, statistical quality control, and quality assurance round out the book’s offerings.

    Construction and quality professionals, industrial engineers, project managers, students, academics, and trainers will find that this book satisfies their needs and meets their requirements for a book that specifically uses TQM in construction projects.

    1. Overview of Quality. 2. Overview of Quality in Construction Projects. 3. Quality Standards. 4. Application of Total Quality Management Concepts. Appendix. Content of Contractor’s Quality Control Plan.


    Abdul Razzak Rumane Ph.D. is a Chartered Quality Professional-Fellow of The Chartered Quality Institute (UK) and a certified consultant engineer in the field of electrical engineering and project management. He obtained a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) degree from Marathwada University (now Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University) in India in 1972 and received his Ph.D. from Kennedy Western University, USA (now Warren National University) in 2005. Dr. Rumane’s professional career exceeds 50 years including 10 years in manufacturing industries and over 40 years in construction projects. Presently he is associated with SIJJEEL Co., Kuwait as an Advisor and Director of Construction Management. He was honorary chairman of The Institution of Engineers (India), Kuwait chapter for the years 2016-17, 2013-14, and 2005 to 2007 and served as Treasurer of ASQ Kuwait Section for the year 2022-2023, Vice Chair of ASQ Kuwait Section for the year 2021, Secretary of ASQ GC for the year 2019 and Secretary of ASQ LMC, Kuwait for the year 2017 and 2018. He was the International Liaison Committee Chair of ASQ (Design and Construction Division) for the years 2022-2923. As an accomplished Engineer, Dr. Rumane has been awarded an honorary doctorate in engineering from The Yorker International University, USA (2007). The International University, Missouri, USA awarded him an honorary Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) for Expertise in Quality Management (2021). World Quality Congress awarded him the “Global Award for Excellence in Quality Management and Leadership” and The Albert Schweitzer International Foundation honored him with a gold medal for “Outstanding contribution in the field of Quality in Construction Projects”. Dr. Rumane has attended many international conferences and has made many technical presentations at various conferences. He is the author of 8 books entitled “Quality Management in Construction Projects”, First Edition (2010) "Quality Tools for Managing Construction Projects” (2013), “Quality Management in Construction Projects”, Second Edition (2017), “Quality Management in Oil and Gas Projects” (2021), “ Risk Management Applications Used to Sustain Quality in Project: A Practical Guide” (2022), “ Quality Management: How to Achieve Sustainability in Projects” (2023) and the Editor of the “Handbook of Construction Management: Scope, Schedule, and Cost Control” (2016). All published by CRC Press (A Taylor & Francis Group Company), USA. A book entitled “Quality Auditing in Construction Projects: A Handbook” (2019) is published by Routledge, UK (A Taylor & Francis Group Company).