Quality Built, DuPont and Weatherization Partners Launch Pilot Program for Automating DuPont(TM) Tyvek(R) Installation Inspections

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"Quality Built is very pleased that DuPont and Weatherization Partners have selected QB Builder Link for a pilot program to provide a total inspection management and quality assurance solution for DuPont and Tyvek®."

Quality Built, LLC (Quality Built® / QB), the country’s leading provider of construction quality assurance and mass inspection services, has partnered with DuPont Building Innovations and Weatherization Partners, Ltd. to commence a pilot Quality Assurance/Risk Management program for Dupont™ Tyvek® weather barriers. The pilot program will take place in the San Antonio and Austin, Texas.

Beth Michaelis, President of Quality Built said, “We are very pleased that DuPont and Weatherization Partners have selected QB Builder Link for a pilot program to provide a total inspection management and quality assurance solution for DuPont and Tyvek®. QB Builder Link provides a turn-key solution that fully integrates inspection management, on-site inspection data and field photographs in a versatile and flexible reporting system. QB Builder Link can instantaneously manage inspectors and mine inspection data, while at the same time eliminating costly paper files and storage.” Ms. Michaelis added “DuPont has had an effective, long term quality assurance protocol which is implemented in the field by DuPont™ Tyvek® Specialists such as Weatherization Partners. This pilot program includes converting the DuPont inspection checkpoints into a user friendly electronic platform that will be used to collect data in a more efficient manner and allow for review of the data and reports over the internet. Bringing technology into the process will create accountability at all levels and give both Weatherization Partners and DuPont the ability to analyze data and promote continual process improvement.”

Since the discovery in 1955 that led to Tyvek®, DuPont has been a recognized global leader in selective barrier technology. Today, DuPont™ Tyvek® weather barriers provide superior protection against air and water infiltration on millions of homes and properties in the United States. DuPont uses a network of 170 DuPont Tyvek® Specialists across the country to assure that Tyvek® is properly installed.

DuPont™ Tyvek® is sold through a number of distributors in the United States like Weatherization Partners, Ltd.—the largest DuPont™ Tyvek® distributor in the Southwest United States. DuPont and Weatherization Partners have teamed up with Quality Built to launch this pilot program using QB Builder Link®, Quality Built’s proprietary inspection management and quality assurance software and risk management solution.

According to Jason Moyer, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Weatherization Partners, “We are always looking for ways to improve the quality of our installations and the management of our inspectors to ensure that Tyvek is properly installed so property owners will receive superior results from Tyvek. We have launched this test program with Quality Built because QB Builder Link® is an efficient inspection management and data collection system with versatile tools for managing data and producing reports. The better our installations and follow up inspections, the better that Tyvek will perform.”

Pat Hightower Channel Manager for Tyvek, Corian & Zodiaq at DuPont Building Innovations, commented that “DuPont is very excited to deploy Quality Built’s inspection management technologies with Weatherization Partners, our Tyvek Distributor, to generate real-time performance data for Tyvek as installed in the field under actual conditions. With QB’s systems, our network will now be able to photograph, file and use field data right away to assess the installation for Tyvek which will enable us to provide the highest levels of service for our customers and reduce installation related performance problems. We know that Tyvek performs well and now we have another tool that can assure that it has been properly installed for optimal performance.”

About Quality Built®:
Quality Built®, headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is a leading national construction quality assurance and inspection management company. Quality Built provides third-party quality assurance services and a full spectrum of quality and risk management solutions such as property condition assessments, tainted drywall assessments, building evaluations, data collection tools, collateral inspection services, reporting and support services on high-quality residential and commercial construction projects nationwide.

Quality Built is well known for its work in Total Quality Management and was one of first firms to transition from using a traditional quality assurance approach into implementing a proven, user-friendly and fully automated, online inspection system. Quality Built’s proprietary software is cost efficient, paperless, fully customizable and completely scalable to handle the demands of most inspection and quality assurance protocols.

Quality Built's Quality Management System is ISO 9001:2008 registered
For more information about Quality Built and its services, contact Beth R. Michaelis, President, at bmichaelis(at)qualitybuilt(dot)com. Quality Built, 401 SE 12th Street, Suite 200, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 33316, 954.524.9699, http://www.qualitybuilt.com.

About Weatherization Partners, Ltd.:
Weatherization Partners, Ltd., is the marketer and distributor of DuPont™ Tyvek® Weatherization Systems for the Southwest United States. For more information, visit them online at http://www.weatherizationpartners.com or call Jason Moyer at 800-28-Tyvek.

About DuPont and Tyvek:
Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in approximately 90 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture, nutrition, electronics, communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation and apparel. For further information on Tyvek, visit them online at http://www.DuPont.com or call DuPont Building Innovations, 1-800-426-7426.

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