* Indicators marked with „*” was subject of a assurance engagement by an independent auditor.
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In 2017, ongoing quality control of construction work and building materials, also in the context of safety of constructions, at the stages before, during, and after completion, was exercised altogether by 23 laboratory units, located across the country. The performance of the laboratory works rely on the personnel’s high qualifications, whose competences are developed continuously, for example by participating in technical and managerial training courses. Last year 66% of the employees of the Quality Control Office were trained. We also share our technical expertise, by providing training courses for the engineering staff as part of the Budimex Academy.
The Company’s leading laboratory is a central laboratory, which has accreditation of the Polish Centre for Accreditation No. AB 1414. The accreditation is an objective and indisputable proof that the organisation operates in accordance with the best practices, limits the number of defective products and thus reduces the costs of production. In 2017, the number of accredited tests was increased by 12% compared with the previous year. The laboratories are equipped with modern research apparatus conforming to the international standards. The research apparatus is attested and calibrated systematically.
In 2017, the laboratories were further equipped to have specialist devices, e.g.: Pavetest DTS-30 fatigue testing system with a thermostatic chamber. The new device facilitates comprehensive evaluation of the service life parameters of mineral and asphalt mixes, whose manufacturer is also Budimex. The full scope of laboratory tests can be found on Budimex’s website. The management system of the Laboratory complies with the requirements of the standard PN-EN ISO/IEC 17025 “General Requirements concerning the Competences of Research and Calibration Laboratories”. Apart from regular laboratory inspections, Budimex is also becoming involved in research and scientific projects in cooperation with recognised scientific centres, e.g. with the Technical Universities in Wrocław, Białystok, Warsaw, and with the Road and Bridge Research Institute. We are actively supporting the company’s innovation development department.
Mostostal Kraków is another company within the Group which operates based on the Integrated Quality Management System conforming to the standards ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004, PN-N 18001:2004. The conformance has also been confirmed by SGS Polska. Also, the company has welding, bridge, steelwork manufacturer and many other certificates, available at http://www.mostostal.com.pl/.