Guide

Client's guide to cutting waste from construction projects

Introduction

Many construction projects can be very complex, so it can be difficult to identify how much waste is being created, and how to reduce or reuse it. However, waste can be a major cost factor in the construction process.

You can reduce the cost of materials and related construction waste with careful planning and early intervention in the construction process. To minimise the amount of waste on your projects, you should also consider working with your supply chain, and think about how materials and waste are approached throughout the project lifecycle.

This guide is aimed at any business that uses construction contractors - including property developers, commercial or residential landlords and architects. It outlines how to identify waste, how to develop efficient construction systems, how you can control the wastes that your project creates and reduce their overall cost to your business.