How to Check Incoming Materials

Once submittal information is checked against the contract req­uirements and approved, it is filed for future reference. Many companies file submittals with a reference number.

By comparing information found on the delivery tickets, or manufacturer’s information provided in the shipment, with data from the submittal, incoming materials can be readily verified against contract requirements and off-loaded at the storage site once everything matches up. At the same time, care must also be taken to ensure that any "unapproved" material stored on-site is not included in the construction process — something that could leads to redoing work or taking other corrective action.