Registration:                    8:00 – 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 am – 12:45 pm

Lunch (On your own):       12:45 – 1:45 pm

Afternoon Session:           1:45 – 4:30 pm

Examining the Role of Quality Assurance (QA) and
Quality Control (QC) in Heavy Civil Construction

   Definition of key terms and applicability of traditional
     techniques to the construction process

      • Quality control vs. quality assurance

      • Workmanship vs. corporate policy

   Benefits and importance

      • Utility/value (benefit to the owner)

      • Production/profitability (benefit to the contractor)

   Legal and ethical aspects

      Public welfare and safety

      Fiscal responsibility

   Applicability at each stage of project development

   Industry trends and standards

Aspects of Effective QA/QC in Heavy Civil Construction

   Organization and staffing

   Submittal and communication process

   Control of material

   Management of subcontractors and consultants

   Inspection, testing and sampling

   Control of execution of work

   Control of nonconforming conditions




Effective Quality Control for Select Heavy Construction Activities –
Recommended Practices and Common Shortcomings

Reinforced concrete

      Material source/plant

      Formwork, reinforcement and embedded items

      Placement and finishing

      Sampling of fresh and cured concrete


      Hot/cold weather concreting

   Structural steel

      Inspection of deliveries

      Structural bolting

      Structural welding

   Temporary structures

      Support of excavation

      Underpinning and shoring


      Earthwork and deep foundations



Current State of Practice and Expectations for the Future

   Realities of today’s state of practice

   Expectations for the future

   Why maintaining and improving quality in heavy
     construction is vital to the industry


     6.5 HSW Contact Hours
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     6.5 Contact Hours/PDHs

     Non-Mandatory Cont. Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects and 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers in all states.

HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for architects via its affiliation with the American Institute of Architects. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for New York engineers (NYSED Sponsor No. 35) and New Jersey engineers (Approval No. 24GP00000700).

The American Institute of Architects has approved this event for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Courses approved by the AIA qualify for New Jersey and District of Columbia architects.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in Florida. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, and North Dakota.

This event offers a continuing education opportunity to construction contractors, but it has not been approved by any state with a continuing education requirement for contractors.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Jack Czyzewski

John Civetta & Sons, Inc.

John Civetta & Sons, Inc.Since 1994 Mr. Czyzewski has amassed over 22 years of experience working on some of the largest, most complex and highly successful New York City projects such as the NYCT/MTA 63rd Street Connection, Atlantic Avenue Terminal Reconstruction and the East Side Access Project. He started his career as a structural and geotechnical designer of innovative underpinning systems and gradually progressed into upper levels of field project management. Through his years of work on various New York City projects, Mr. Czyzewski has become intimately familiar with all facets of construction management such as successful planning and scheduling, coordination of various trades and subcontractors, and inspection and monitoring of ongoing activity. Although he is most knowledgeable in the area of heavy civil construction (all manner of excavation, steel installation, concrete placement, track work, street utility work, paving, etc.), Mr. Czyzewski has also planned, supervised and inspected specialized work such as elevator and escalator installation, plumbing and ventilation, electrical systems and architectural finishes. Mr. Czyzewski is a member of American Society for Quality Control and earned his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering (Concentration in Structural Engineering) from Manhattan College.