Preliminary survey on the crucial root causes of material waste generation in Malaysian construction industry

Nagapan, Sasitharan and Kaliannan, Suaathi and Abdullah, Abd Halid and Sohu, Samiullah and Deraman, Rafikullah and Hasmori, Muhammad Fikri and Abas, Nor Haslinda (2018) Preliminary survey on the crucial root causes of material waste generation in Malaysian construction industry. Engineering, Technology and Applied Science Research, 8 (6). pp. 3580-3584. ISSN 2241-4487

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Construction waste generation has been perceived as a crucial issue that has critical consequences on the project effectiveness and ecological effect of the construction industry. The key objective of the current research is to identify the root causes of material construction waste generation in Malaysia. A well-structured questionnaire was designed based on the 52 identified root causes of material waste generation. The developed questionnaire was distributed to 35 highly experienced in Malaysian construction industry experts. The collected data was analyzed by the use of mean score analysis. The top identified root causes are poor supervision during the construction stage, lack of efficient site management, last minute changes, cutting uneconomical sizes of materials, and constant design changes during the construction period. The initial findings will aid construction practitioners to focus on these root causes in order to reduce the material construction waste generation at construction sites.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: preliminary survey; material waste; root causes; environment; Malaysia
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD511-780 Sewage collection and disposal systems. Sewerage
T Technology > TH Building construction > TH6014-6081 Environmental engineering of buildings. Sanitary engineering of buildings
Divisions: Faculty of Civil Engineering and Built Environment > Department of Architecture
Depositing User: Miss Afiqah Faiqah Mohd Hafiz
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2021 04:28
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2021 04:28

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