Cost implication analysis of concrete and Masonry waste in construction project

Kasvar, K. K. and Nagapan, S. and Abdullah, A. H. and Ullah, K. and Deraman, R. and Yunus, R. and Sohu, S. (2017) Cost implication analysis of concrete and Masonry waste in construction project. Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Technology, 25 (S). pp. 177-184. ISSN 0128-7680

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Concrete and masonry waste are the main types of waste typically generated at a construction project. There is a lack of studies in the country regarding the cost implication of managing these types of construction waste To address this need in Malaysia, the study is carried out to measure the disposal cost of concrete and masonry waste. The study was carried out by a site visit method using an indirect measurement approach to quantify the quantity of waste generated at the project. Based on the recorded number of trips for waste collection, the total expenditure to dispose the waste were derived in three construction stages. Data was collected four times a week for the period July 2014 to July 2015. The total waste generated at the study site was 762.51 m3 and the cost incurred for the 187 truck trips required to dispose the waste generated from the project site to the nearby landfill was RM22,440.00. The findings will be useful to both researchers and policy makers concerned with construction waste.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Construction project; Cost analysis; Concrete and masonry waste; Indirect measurement; Sustainable
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction > TH1000-1725 Systems of building construction. Including fireproof construction, concrete construction
Divisions: Faculty of Civil Engineering and Built Environment > Department of Architecture
Depositing User: Mrs. Siti Noraida Miskan
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2022 02:14
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2022 02:14

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