Quality control can separate successful projects from failed ones. Brennan embraces strict quality control standards and maintains a high level of transparency with our clients. These steps ensure that the work is carried out correctly and to the satisfaction of the client. There are many quality control standards that Brennan will bring to a project.
Brennan Quality Control Items
- Turbidity Control
- Detailed Daily Reporting
- Shared Survey and Dredge Data
- Best Management Practices
Although environmental dredging is intended to remove sediment contamination while minimizing the spread of contaminants, care must be taken to limit any process or equipment impacts on re-suspending the in-situ sediments or leaving residuals behind post dredge. Our equipment, such as the Vic Vac™, is designed to limit the suspension of small particulates and organic solids that can lead to redistribution of contamination.
We also employ turbidity monitors and can position these instruments in various locations around the dredges. Data is recorded on these devices and is submitted daily to ensure all regulatory requirements are followed.
Finally, in many cases we have deployed turbidity booms around dredge projects to limit the area in which re-suspension can occur. These booms act as barriers to eliminate migration of suspended solids in the water column.
Detailed Daily Reporting
We believe that you should be able to reconstruct the day just by looking at our daily reports. At Brennan, we custom format our daily reports to fit each project. They act as a window into our operation and are used to keep clients well informed of our progress. These reports include production information, operational hours versus downtime, challenges, turbidity readings, drawings, dredge data, survey data, on-site personnel and equipment, weather, and daily safety topics covered with the crews. Each report begins with a written summary by the project manager or engineer that gives an overview of project challenges or upcoming events. Pictures are also often included to illustrate ideas covered in the synopsis.
Shared Survey and Dredge Data
As part of our transparency policy, we share our dredge and survey RAW data with our clients. This enables our clients to check our work as we progress throughout the project. It is also a way to track where we were on which days, other than using our daily reports.
Best Management Practices
Best Management Practices (BMPs) are always being tweaked in our projects. Because every project is different, we are constantly changing our standard operating procedures to reflect the differences in site conditions. This leads to a higher level of transparency, as well better collaboration among team members.