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Site Control of Materials: Handling, Storage and Protection deals with improving control in construction sites to limit waste resulting from improper storage and handling of valuable or fragile materials. According to the Building Research Establishment in the United Kingdom, 10-20% of all materials delivered to the construction site either end up as waste or are illegally removed during the contract. Bigger construction contracts such as in housing developments require new kinds of materials in larger volumes and new construction techniques, leading to increases in waste. To be able to lessen wastage, site management must 1) anticipate the progress and problems of construction; 2) control men and materials with equal efficiency; 3) complete the contract within the programmed period; and 4) carry out the work according to specification. The book explains in detail the procedures for obtaining materials, materials handing (including unit loads, pallets, deliveries, offloading), storage (stockpile arrangements, protection, facilities, withdrawals), as well as implementing stock controls on sites (coordination, transfer, accounting). The text also addresses prevention of on-site damages through site supervision, out-of-hours supervision, and installing fire precautions. The book should prove valuable for construction engineers, foremen, project managers, plant administrators, warehouse keepers, and other personnel connected with materials handling, their storage or safekeeping.
1 The Need for Site Controls
Changing Patterns of Supply and Demand
2 Obtaining the Materials
Manufacturers and Suppliers
Programme of the Works
3 Materials Handling
Waste in Handling
4 Plant and Equipment for Materials Handling
5 Storage of Materials
Responsibilities of Storage
6 Stock Controls on Site
Transfer of Materials
7 Security of Plant and Materials
Fencing to the Compound
Security of Site Stores
Immobilising Plant on Site
Communications on Site
Intruder Alarm Systems
8 Prevention of Damage on Site
Protection of Finished Work
Fire Precautions in Partly Completed Buildings
Appendix 1 Schedule of Materials Controls
Appendix 2 Schedules and Return Forms
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 1981
- 3rd September 1981
- eBook ISBN:
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