Factors and prevention for the loss of construction materials in housing development project
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Loss of construction material is one of the main problems that occurs to every project. Thus, this research aims to study the factor of construction material loss and prevention of construction material loss in housing development project in Bangkok and surrounding province areas. The tools used in this research are observation; observing factors of material loss and collect the data on prevention method from on-site workers who knows the problem of such material loss occurred in the case of housing development project. From the study of material loss factor in housing development project, there are 5 most influential factors. The first 3 most influential factors are; first is the factor of operation – mostly caused by inexperience of workers in using materials and reading construction plan. Secondly, material management – there is no proper management tending the material. There is no inventory that suits the type of material. Thirdly, moving of material – mostly caused by worker’s inexperience in moving materials and causes materials to be broken and damaged. This study has list the cause of material loss in the housing development project to create a questionnaire in order to find out a prevention solution to the loss of construction material in order to help lessen such loss.