Maintaining Quality on Construction Projects for Better Outcomes

July 20, 2019

In a retail business, compromising on quality may affect the bottom line. In the construction industry, it can cost lives. Poor construction quality costs millions of dollars in profit loss each year and accounts for hundreds of injuries, with costs related to quality issues often estimated between 2% and 20% of each project.1 Quality issues are also safety issues, putting both the construction crews and long-term users of a building at risk for injury and property loss. The development of advanced construction technology has created new opportunities for improving build quality, but construction firms must develop work practices that make the most of these tools. All the risk analysis and modeling in the world won’t help if the results are ignored and quality issues are overlooked.

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