A building construction project gets into trouble in terms of quality…when the number of latent/hidden problems inherent in the project…are greater than what can be handled by the field staff.  When the field staff is constantly engaged in “putting out fires”…the construction is forced into a reactive, damage-control mode…which pushes out the option for investing time in genuine quality-control.

The benefits of spotting and resolving design and construction problems upfront…before the construction begins…cannot be overstated in terms of quality-assurance.

Small problems and mistakes…minor if caught and corrected early…can grow into larger problems in building construction due to a phenomenon known as the “ripple effect.”