15th January 2017

Cost, Time and Compliance – 6 Ways to Control Waste

From planning to tracking progress on your construction project, don’t let waste add to your construction cost problems. Reconomy offers top tips on how to manage the cost of construction waste.

51% of construction companies claim they could increase profitability and simplify their supply chain by modernising the way they do things, according to a survey by the University of the West of England.

The cost of construction waste management is a major factor in the profitability of a construction project, as construction firms come under mounting pressure to minimise resource use across the supply chain, comply with legislation and satisfy competing demands from clients.

Collectively, construction, demolition and refurbishment accounts for around half of the UK’s waste, creating an estimated 100 million tonnes annually. This puts the industry firmly in the spotlight – and organisations such as Defra and the BREW (Business Resource Efficiency and Waste) are pushing for action across the industry.

But real change requires considerable effort along the entire length of the supply chain. The cost of construction waste must be controlled from the top through good communication, monitoring and collaboration.

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