“Pay It Forward” is an initiative created by Jim Turnham to share quality management tools, (Quality Plans, Work Methods, checklists) with downstream users in the construction industry.  It started by asking students to share ownership the excellent Quality Plans they wrote with the instructor by means of the words “Pay-it-Forward” in the filename. The instructor has found the opportunity to share with other students at a future time.   So far that process has 3 iterations – from Andre (2009) to Behrouz (2017) to Ali Reza (2019). 

The next step contemplated is to visualize and bring together an online community, where quality management tools can be developed by peers, and shared as an open-sourced web product – the Craig’s List of quality management, but free.  The more people that become involved in the pursuit of quality means a faster rate of evolution within our industry.