The NPCA Quality Control Manual for Precast Concrete Plants serves as the guidance document for the association’s plant certification program. As the management tool and technical resource for manufacturing processes and the production of quality precast products, the manual is reviewed and updated to keep pace with advancing technologies in the precast industry.

The NPCA Quality Assurance/Quality Control Committee reviews the content each year with the primary goal of making sure the language is clear, concise, accurate and up to date. For program year 2023 and the 16th edition, the committee made several changes to clarify language. Those changes were posted for a 60-day comment period that ended Jan. 7.

The NPCA QA/QC Committee voted and approved the following section changes and a number of editorial changes to the 2023 QC Manual.

  • Section Dry-Cast Concrete – Added requirements
  • Section 4.6.5 Plant Requirements – Added option to requirement
  • Under Section, NPCA Certified Plants are required to review their plant-specific QC manual. It is recommended that the plant complete this review by including a review of all critical section that apply to the products produced at the plant.

Click here to download the QC Manual and summary of changes.