Useful Tools for Managing a Concrete Construction Project

Concrete is one of the most important components of building construction. In order to establish the appropriate control of concrete, the contractor must perform various tests throughout different stages. These tests included air content, unit weight, water/cementation ratio, and comprehensive strength test and depth of concrete over uppermost reinforcement bar of top layer, etc. There must be an extensive amount of preparation and preliminary work complete before the concrete construction project can begin.

Carrying out the frequency of these various tests must also follow the contract document and other construction standards throughout the project. The contractor must inspect and check that all concrete work is done correctly at all stages to avoid any kind of rejection or rework. This information can get overwhelming if one is not properly prepared for the project. Below are some generic checklists that should be created prior to the start of any project to ensure maximum productivity:

  • Checklist for Quality Control of Form Work
  • Notice for Daily Concrete Casing
  • Checklist for concrete casting
  • Checklist for quality control of concreting
  • Notice for testing at Lab
  • Concrete Quality Control Form

In addition to creating and utilizing checklists, a good contractor will keep his staff up to date on all health and safety regulations and practice them daily. A good way to monitor and keep track of all of these procedures is to hire a safety officer. This person would be almost entirely responsible for making sure all project safety and quality specifications are met. Unfortunately, not everyone will fully participate in keeping a job site up to code, these participants must be given a written warning for their first offense and released from the project if the problem reoccurs.

Some useful tools to safely manage a concrete construction project include:

  • Conducting regular safety meetings
  • Monitoring on-the-job safety
  • Inspecting work-area frequently
  • Identifying hazardous areas
  • Securing personnel is using proper protective equipment (hat, shoes, clothing, etc.)
  • Initiating a safety awareness program
  • Ensuring the availability of first aid and emergency medical services
  • Confirming that the temporary firefighting system is working
  • Guarding work and access areas to be free of trash and hazardous material
  • Keeping the job site clean and tidy

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