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NATIONAL FLOOR COVERING ASSOCIATION
(NFCA) QUALITY ASSURANCE PROGRAM - GOOD
OR BAD FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY?

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hird party inspection review services such as the Quality Assurance
Program (QAP) have been around for
years in a variety of trades such as millwork,
roofing and paint, and it's no different for
floor coverings.

Whether or not QAP will work for or
against you, depends on your intention and
ability to install product correctly, and to what
extent the QAP is understood and embraced
going into the job.
Flooring contractors who have not worked
with the program before tend to see it as a
service that will interfere with their work
and potentially cost them money. For those
who have worked with the program, it's quite
the opposite.
For the construction team, a successful
QAP experience depends on how much planning ahead is done for items such as concrete dryness, sub-floor flatness and indoor
environmental conditions. Not addressing
such items, months in advance of installation,
can lead to delays or worse incorrect installation leaving the client with failing floors,
ongoing repairs, mold issues and ultimately
voided warranties.

Here are five critical things that QAP helps
with to avoid such issues:
1. Experienced floor contracting firms and
qualified installers on the job.
2. Correct, third party, moisture testing of
old and new concrete sub-floors.
3. Enhanced communication for the construction team.
4. Indoor environmental conditions planned
for in advance instead of when the floor
installation starts.
5. Unbiased, transparent information that
enables the construction team to agree
on solutions through the process from a
position of trust.
For a Flooring Contractor, fighting with
the General Contractor for acceptable site
conditions when the deadline is looming is
an impossible situation. Doing so is more
likely to hurt your business, delay payments
and lose you a customer before it gets the site
conditions needed to do the job right.

This is where the value of QAP is realized
and for those who have worked with the program, the feedback has been very positive.

"Our industry needs to get QAP specified
as a standard."
It's a statement I've heard from owners,
project managers, manufacturer reps, salespeople and architects.
No quality builder wants to build a secondrate product and no company can build a
first-rate product when critical information
is misunderstood, addressed too late or not
addressed at all.
When used properly, the QAP helps good
General Contractors and their flooring-trade
plan ahead and avoid the costly mistakes so
often associated with flooring. It does this by
raising awareness of critical items at the right
stage of construction, monitoring progress,
reading product specs and providing a trusted
platform from which decisions can be made
to ensure clients are left with the flooring
product they expect.

Lions Gate Hospital - Hope Centre -
North Vancouver, B.C.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- July/August 2017

Chairperson’s Message
Board of Directors
Calendar of Events
Education
BSIA Affinity Partner Program
Index to Advertisers
President’s Message: Last Word
Nanaimo Golf Tournament
BSIA Interior Golf Tournament
Lower Mainland Golf Tournament
BSIA Ladies Golf
BSIA Breakfast
Alumni Lunch
Board Meeting at Crown
Victoria Golf
Pumpkin Patch
Skate with Santa
Bissett Fasteners Acquires Air-IT-On
TIMBER MART Welcomes Centre Jardin St-Césaire
JELD-WEN Wins Energy Star Award
Habitat for Humanity Approved to Build New Home
Ryan Nelson joins CanWel Building Materials
Coast Supplies Duct Tape Fundraiser
Success of Doubletree Acquisition
Task Tools Launches New Blade
In Memory of George Waterman
Financial Wellness Series
President’s Message
BCFCA Upcoming Events
Expert Series by Ed Van Oene, Bay Resource Group Inc
BCFCA Board Members
BCFCA Events
BCFCA News and New Members
NFCA Quality Assurance Program
Merchant Tips: Don’t Fall Victim
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- July/August 2017 - Lower Mainland Golf Tournament
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- July/August 2017 - BCFCA Upcoming Events
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- July/August 2017 - Expert Series by Ed Van Oene, Bay Resource Group Inc
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- July/August 2017 - BCFCA Board Members
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- July/August 2017 - JELD-WEN Wins Energy Star Award
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BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- July/August 2017 - In Memory of George Waterman
BUILDING SUPPLY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION- July/August 2017 - Financial Wellness Series
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