Critical management practices in reducing construction project on-site waste

Mohd Zin, Ahmad Faizul (2019) Critical management practices in reducing construction project on-site waste. Masters thesis, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.


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Rapid development in construction industry has led to the increasing of the construction waste in Malaysia. Improper construction waste management practice had caused adverse impacts towards environment, social and economy. This study seeks to identify the critical management practices in reducing construction project on-site waste through the evaluation construction industry practitioner’s perception, based on the understanding that effective construction waste management will lead to on-site waste reduction. A quantitative research method by using questionnaire approach is adopted in order to obtain perceptions regarding critical construction waste management practices from construction industry players. As much as 52 practices that contribute for successful on-site construction waste minimization were found from literature review. Statistically, 135 respondents who are working as client, consultant and contractor organization participated in this study. The response rate for the actual questionnaire survey is 67%. After the validity test of the constructs and the reliability test of the questionnaire, data analysis was carried out through a combination of Kruskal-Wallis analysis and Descriptive Mean Ranks analysis by using SPSS version 22. The findings from this study show that the most prominent factor of on-site waste management is the ‘Regulation’ and then followed by management of ‘Construction Method’, ‘Administrative, ‘Human Resources’ and ‘Material and Equipment’ respectively. About 20 critical construction waste management practices were determined. The most critical practice in reducing on-site construction waste is the implementation of Site Waste Management Plan in construction project. This study will guide the construction players to apply specific measures to reduce on-site construction waste generation. The findings will indirectly assist project managers to achieve targeted performance in construction projects and also will directly reduce the impact of construction waste towards environment.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD895-899 Industrial and factory sanitation
Divisions: Faculty of Civil Engineering and Built Environment > Department of Civil Engineering : Building and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs. Sabarina Che Mat
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2021 06:24
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2021 06:24

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