A good site manager, given the resources, can ensure successful materials storage and handling. But a good site manager without the resources can achieve very little.
Materials management on an open spacious site is far easier than on a confined site. Management attitudes to the control of materials varies widely from one company to another. Often managers on the smaller projects receive little encouragement from senior managers who are more concerned about profitability than reducing waste on site.
It is essential to allocate specific monies in the tender for the costs of managing materials – no mater which of the preliminaries it is hidden in or included in. Monies need to be included in a tender bid to provide: