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What to Do Before Waste and Quality Control Become an Issue

When it comes to waste and quality control, it’s not a matter of “if”, it’s a matter of when. A plan for recycling useable waste and materials, as well as proper disposal of waste should always be a part of your construction process.


Managing waste is by far one of the most important aspects of a construction project and can directly affect the quality and sustainability of your building. By having a streamlined waste management process, you can resolve waste and quality control issues quickly and efficiently, so your project doesn’t go off track.  


Tips to Streamline Your Waste Management Process

  • Repurpose Materials

Rather than selecting a variety of materials, do your best to invest in materials that have multiple applications. In doing so, you’ll be able to keep waste to a minimum, while avoiding unnecessary construction materials.

  • Area and Volume Proficiency

Be sure to carefully review materials needed, based on the design of your build. If you plan well upfront, you will save yourself the trouble and cost to dispose of extra materials. Try your best to keep cost low, by only purchasing the materials you need to get the job done smoothly.

  • Keep Dimension Estimates on Hand

The best way to prevent scrap from piling around the job site is to keep the production dimensions on-hand. If the cutting and fitting process is performed optimally, you will never have to worry about disposing of scrap.


Best Practices for Ensuring and Maintaining Quality Control on Site

  • Project Reviews

Project reviews are critically important. These reviews outline possible considerations and risks associated with the work plan. They also help you identify potential problems. Imagine a world where the chief project designer and contractor can tackle problems before building begins. We’re living that dream today, and it all starts with project reviews.

  • Always Assess Before Work Begins

Once you’ve finished drafting a full scale and plan of the project, the assessment is the next crucial element of the quality control process. During the assessment, you will be able to analyze and evaluate whether you can carry out your strategy and methodology, based on the plan you’ve prepared.

  • Thorough Inspections

It’s important for on-site managers to inspect everything on a daily basis, to identify structural inadequacies and potential problems that can hinder the building process. Always keep a log of your progress, and take photos of finished segments, to easily identify any future complications.

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