MMG will provide all necessary training and online user documentation depending on the size of the Project and involvement. This could include:

  • overview of the
    • Material Management Plan (MMP)
    • Instruction Packing, Marking & Shipping (IPMS)
    • Traffic Management Plan (TMP)
  • site material control & warehousing procedures
  • TracBASE user instructions, and
  • requirements as provided by the Client, including health, safety & environmental.

A training schedule (who & what) can be incorporated with the Client’s training requirements. 

MMG will work with the Project Team as part of the Material Management Workshop to workflow the materials process for the Project across the supply chain from the Supplier, Purchasing, Expediting, Inspection, Shipping to Lay down and Construction.

The workflows will be available, for training where necessary.

MMG will provide their procedure for “Material Handling on Site” for review and approval by the Client.

There will be consultation with the Client for their procedures with unloading/loading trucks, toolbox talks, area safety walks and housekeeping, so there is full compliance by the MMG team.

Where relevant, there should be an over view provided to the MMG team of the Traffic Management Plan (TMP) and the Over Size Over Mass (OSOM) load delivery plan.

All statutory “SAFEWORK” training is by the Client.

MMG will provide user guides for the use of TracBASE. They can include:

  • Material Workflows (from Supplier, In transit & to Site)
  • Material Tracking & Reporting using TracBASE (PPT)
  • Verification of Materials (Goods Receipt)
  • Barcode
  • Field Materials Request (Goods Issue)
  • Preparation – Material Delivery Pack (MDP) and Material Issue Pack (MIP)
  • Location Change, and
  • Stocktake

MMG will prepare a stocktake schedule to be agreed with the Client to physically verify the quantities and condition of ensure equipment and material is available for installation when required.

The stock take schedule will be continuous with critical items being counted more frequently, with spot checks where there are more discrepancies than expected.

Construction projects are complicated and complex, and disputes over the quality of work are common. A project is rarely completed without the general contractor running into some kind of issue with subcontractors or a vendor.

If the general contractor or client discovers a defect or problem, they may include a back charge in the current or subsequent billing cycle. The back charge effectively deducts money from the current payment to cover the costs of fixing the problem or issue.

Construction back charges can be incurred for a variety of reasons, including:

  • defective work
  • defective materials
  • job site damages
  • clean up
  • equipment use

Back charges are not statutory, or provided by law. Instead, they are generally rights given to the general contractor or client through the construction contract. This means they are governed by the terms set forth in a contract (if they’re included in the contract in the first place). Many subcontracts allow for some sort of back charges, though many do not.

MMG can apply TracBASE to support tracking (with photos) & reporting on Deficient Materials and Backcharge items.