Integrated report 2019
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Quality and its impact on safety of construction facilities

The quality of construction materials used and quality of performance affect not only the utility of the individual buildings constructed by us, but also their safety. Moreover, our responsibility covers the entire life cycle of the facility – from design, through contracting to its maintenance during use.

Provision of due diligence is supported, among others, by procedures regulating the performance of quality controls on construction sites and quality management for mineral and asphalt mixes, concrete mixes and aggregates. The procedures include the acquisition and use of a given raw material at various stages of the construction process. They indicate criteria and methods of obtaining materials, provide with guidelines and actions to be taken if deviations from the standard are found.

The acquired certificates and subsequent accreditations constitute the result of work of many people involved in ensuring top quality of construction sites, while uniform quality procedures apply to all our contracts. In 2019, we did not record any incidents that might have caused health and life hazards or construction disasters. In the reported period, no fine was imposed on us for non-compliance with the law and regulations concerning the provision and use of products and services. There was also no incident of non-compliance with the regulations concerning labelling the information on products and services.

In 2019, a total of 27 laboratory units all over Poland was conducting an ongoing quality control for works and construction products, also in the context of security of building structures, at stages before, during and after their performance. The Central Laboratory with an accreditation of the Polish Centre for Accreditation No. AB 1414 constitutes the main laboratory. Currently, it uses 53 accredited test methods, including seven extended methods. The laboratories are equipped with modern test apparatus compliant with the international standards.

The Laboratory management system complies with the standard PN-EN ISO/IEC 17025 “General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories”. Apart from an ongoing laboratory control, the Laboratory is actively supporting the Innovation Department through the performance of research and scientific projects in cooperation with recognised academic centres, e.g. with the Wrocław University of Technology, Gdańsk University of Technology, Warsaw University of Technology, and with the Road and Bridge Research Institute.

The laboratory works are performed by the highly-qualified personnel who is continuously improving its competences, also by participating in technical and managerial training. Quality experts are eager to share their practical technical knowledge by conducting training for engineering staff within the framework of the Budimex Academy.