Minimizing waste is a worthwhile initiative in any industry. Using fewer materials saves money, improves productivity, and makes a company more sustainable, which any company would benefit from. In construction, though, the need to reduce waste is more pressing.
In 2018 alone, the U.S. generated 600 million tons of construction and demolition waste. Considering rising material costs and the industry’s tendency to go over budget, that’s a significant monetary concern as well as an environmental one. Thankfully, there are a few ways to tackle this problem.
Here are five ways construction companies can reduce their waste in project planning.
1. Use BIM to Prevent Rework
Building information modeling (BIM) is one of the most helpful tools construction professionals have today. Many of these project modeling solutions include clash detection, which highlights potential problems so teams can fix them before they happen. By using these tools to prevent mistakes, crews avoid…