ISO 9001:2000 Guide for Design and Construction

The “ISO 9001:2000 Interpretive Guide for the Design and Construction Project Team” was written by the ASQ Design and Construction Division. Effectively implementing a quality management system to conform to ISO 9001:2000 can be challenge, especially for organizations that are not in the manufacturing sector. This Interpretive Guide was written to assist project management teams (owners, designers, and constructors) in understanding the ISO 9001:2000 requirements and developing the appropriate policies and procedures.

The Interpretive Guide updates for ISO 9001:2000 the guide that the Division originally published in 1997. In this revision, the design and construction community   is provided advice and specific examples on establishing and maintaining a quality management system throughout the project process. Teamwork between the owner, the designer, and the constructor is clearly laid out in the Guide. All practitioners in the design and construction business can use this guide to improve both internal, as well as, external processes.

The Interpretative Guide is available from ASQ as a downloadable e-Book in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. You can order it at: