The MOTC construction inspection on the TIAA MRT CM01 section tender took place in the morning of Mar. 15, 2017 in the conference room of Zhongli branch, MRT Engineering Office. The construction inspection of CM01 section tender was led by Technical Superintendent/Executive Secretary Tai-Shin Lee of Major Construction Supervision Task Force, Department of Railways and Highways, MOTC with the construction inspection team. The meeting started with a briefing by Chief Hsin-Huang Wu of Zhongli Branch, MRT Engineering Office on the execution status, three-tier quality control inspection status and the fault improvement & tracking status of quality and safety random check operations. Then, the contractor elaborated on the currently constructing items and proposed suggestions on the stopping points and route of the onsite inspection. Subsequent to hazard notification implemented by the EHS staff, the inspectors dressed up and initiated onsite inspecting operations.
During the onsite inspection, the contractor did a briefing at the construction site and then the inspection on the third-layer excavation and supporting operations was carried out. Following, the party went to the construction site of A22 Station to inspect the station and north shaft of the shield tunnel and to collect steel material samples for testing. Enriched with experience in engineering, inspectors raised questions regarding matters of the construction. Relatively, the construction team addressed the questions one by one and discussed and exchanged ideas with the inspection members.
In the conclusion meeting of the construction inspection, the inspection members affirmed of the safety and health, environmental consolidation, construction route of the site, the quality of the completed concrete construction and other aspects of the CM01 section tender construction. This showed good results of the construction quality made by joint efforts from the construction owners, supervision and contractors. On the other hand, the construction team thanked inspectors for the instructions and suggestions regarding certain parts of the construction and self-inspected documents and will implement immediate improvement in order to further enhance the quality of the project.
In this MOTC construction inspection, the schedule was compact and was rich in content. In the end, the construction project obtained an “A” (no point deduction) in the inspection. In the future, the construction team will continue to strive to improve the quality of the project.