The quality of applied construction materials and the accuracy of completion of particular stages of the construction process directly affect the use of the given facility and its safety. Thus, responsibility of the general contractor covers the entire life cycle of the structure, from design, to contracting to its maintenance during use.

The Integrated Management System applies to the Budimex Group, covering, among others, the quality management system according to PN-EN ISO 9001, environmental management system according to PN-EN ISO 14001, OHS management system according to ISO 45001, and quality assurance system based on requirements of the AQAP 2110 NATO standard.

Uniform quality standards apply to all ongoing contracts of the Budimex Group. Certificates and subsequent accreditations are the result of the work of many people involved in ensuring the highest quality of implemented constructions.

The Group also has at its disposal procedures that regulate the performance of quality controls on construction sites and quality management for mineral and asphalt mixes, concrete mixes and aggregates. They are applicable to the acquiring and using a given raw material, at different stages of a construction process, and indicate actions to be taken when deviations from the norm are found.

In 2020 a total of 27 laboratory units located all over Poland and equipped with state-of-the-art research facilities that meet international standards, conducted regular quality inspections of works and construction products at all stages, also in the context of security of structures. The Central Laboratory with an accreditation of the Polish Centre for Accreditation No. AB 1414 constitutes the Budimex Group’s leading laboratory. It applies 50 accredited test methods. Nine methods in total were expanded and updated in 2020. Also in the previous year the Central Laboratory was equipped with specialist equipment such as: dynamic shear rheometer (DSR) and ductility tester, an instrument used for testing asphalt binders. In one of the projects, a set of containers was purchased and a photovoltaic system was installed as a renewable energy source for the purposes of laboratory tests.

The laboratory management system complies with the standard PN-EN ISO/IEC 17025 “General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories”. In addition to an ongoing laboratory inspection, the unit also actively supports the Innovation Department and is engaged in research and scientific projects in cooperation with recognised scientific centres, e.g. Wrocław University of Technology, Gdańsk University of Technology, Warsaw University of Technology, and the Road and Bridge Research Institute.

Works of laboratories are based on highly qualified personnel, who continuously improves its skills, also by participating in technical and managerial training. Quality experts are eager to share their practical technical knowledge in the course of trainings for laboratories and engineering staff as part of the Budimex Academy.

Area 6: Top quality assurance
maximisation of the Quality Conformance* (QC) index value of the Quality Conformance (QC) index ≥100% of the last period’s value target achieved the QC value for 2020 was 96.1% compared to 94.6% for 2019.

* Index for assessing compliance of test results with the quality standards in force