Implementation of the new processes requires decisions by the Department about the level of certification needed for specific materials and a commitment to implement the new processes. To reach these decisions many people must reach a consensus on the certifications for each material. This is a detailed set of tasks which need a person or team to have responsibility for accomplishing the desired results. Currently, it is difficult for the Department to assign responsibility to any one person or team because of the press of work and the complexity of the set of tasks.
The purpose of this research project is to provide the necessary assistance to the Department to implement a modified Material Certification process integrated into the existing framework of project management and material acceptance requirements. The project will achieve our goal of a streamlined, meaningful certification process which will minimize the installation of materials without proper certification, eliminate redundancy and unnecessary paperwork and still improve on the existing process.