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The Quality Assurance Committee (QAC) is one of the oldest continuously standing committees of AIA and traces its history back to the formation of the AIA Inspection Committee in 1949. In 1954 the title of the group was changed to the Quality Control Committee. Its present name, Quality Assurance Committee, was adopted in 1964 to reflect an ever-broadening range of activities and responsibilities within the product integrity and quality management system arenas. In summary, if it affects the product, the QAC has a vested interest in the application of systems and practices that ensure product conformity and consistency.
The QAC represents AIA in matters concerning product integrity and quality management system policies, standards, systems and processes. It also fosters government-industry relationships relating to product integrity and coordinates industry-wide activities in areas that assure compliance with product integrity requirements, identification of trends, opportunities and enhanced operational efficiencies that contribute to improved customer satisfaction.
The membership is composed of representatives from eligible AIA member companies (and in some cases associate member companies) typically at the vice-presidential or directorate level, who have corporate or company responsibility for the quality and/or product integrity function. The QAC is assisted by personnel with quality assurance responsibilities in the member companies by participating in specifically defined projects and activities.
The QAC meets face-to-face 2-3 times per year in various locations and holds monthly teleconferences. Information about upcoming QAC meetings is available on the AIA Calendar.
AIA members can access QAC minutes and agendas, as well as other committee documents on the AIA member site.