Quality ensured by dispute resolution program
National Environmental Balancing Bureau launches customer-focused quality assurance resource, which provides customers with a single source of prompt, professional project support.
The National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB) has introduced an enhanced Quality Assurance Program (QAP) to ensure swift, single-source mediation and resolution of disputes between NEBB professionals and their customers.
Under the QAP, NEBB will intervene on any project if the customer feels that a NEBB certified firm has failed to perform in accordance with NEBB Procedural Standards. An owner or project representative need only call or write the NEBB national office or local NEBB chapter to request assistance.
NEBB’s QAP applies to all projects that have been specified for completion in accordance with NEBB’s applicable Procedural Standards and delivered by a NEBB Certified firm in good standing. NEBB will issue Conformance Certification Certificates when called for in specifications and applied for by a NEBB Certified firm; however, a certificate is not a requirement to seek assistance under NEBB’s QAP.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey