Plant & Works Engineering
Dealing with hazardous waste
Published:  15 February, 2019

Dealing With Hazardous Waste: A Constant Battle In Construction & How Technology Can Combat It

The construction industry has reportedly never been more lucrative for potential investors and eager entrepreneurs. With a growing population and a demand for greater infrastructure in city spaces, the Office for National Statistics confirmed that the number of firms operating around the UK is rising, with a significant increase of 6.2%, in 2017 — meaning that 314,590 were active in the country.

The numbers for the sector do sound impressive, with the highest level of employment on record, increased earnings, and rising value of new construction orders. But despite this, the industry does encounter some downfalls that can have a negative impact on client delivery.

Hazardous waste is an issue that continues to present itself on building sites, and once hazardous materials have been detected, it can change an entire development plan. This will inevitably cost both time and money to the business, which might not always be an option. As a result, construction developers are having to invest into environmental consultancy firms and know that any waste of this type needs to be detected as early as possible.

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