KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan
Building strong, building quality and building safely— there are three mandates forming the foundation of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers training program targeted toward contractors who build the facilities in Afghanistan that make it possible for the Afghan government to improve services for its people.
Every month, more than 20 Afghans, Turks, Indians and others attend the Afghanistan Engineer District-South’s two-day construction quality management training seminars, which are designed to teach contractors about USACE processes and quality expectations.
“This training gives contractors the knowledge they need to adhere to Corps’ processes on quality control,” said Frank Scopa, chief of the quality assurance branch at Forward Operating Base Lindsey near Kandahar Airfield.
“For the process to work and to deliver quality products, everyone needs to understand their role within the team and must be active supporters of USACE processes,” Scopa continued. “The need for quality and safety cannot be understated.”
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