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A review of construction waste cause factors

Nagapan, Sasitharan and Abdul Rahman, Ismail and Asmi, Ade A review of construction waste cause factors. In: Asian Conference on Real Estate 2011, 3-5 October 2011, Thistle Hotel Johor Bahru, Malaysia. (Submitted)

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Abstract

Rapid growth in construction activities increases construction waste problems around the world. Construction waste gives a negative impact to the environment, costs, time, productivity and social of country. To reduce these negative impacts, it needs a comprehensive understanding of the construction waste generation and management. This paper identifies various causative factors of construction waste existing in construction field activities. The common causes of construction waste were identified from past research papers. The causes of construction waste are matrix and found that 63 waste factors existed in construction activities. The waste causes were grouped into the seven categories: Design, Handling, Worker, Management, Site condition, Procurement and External. The frequency of the causative factor in each category was determined based on the deduction from past research works that were considered. The highest frequency as indicated by most researchers is a frequent design change that contributes to large generation of construction waste. Meanwhile, factors from each category are also determined. Through identifying the important causes, construction industries players can avoid and alert about how the waste was generated. It will gives a great benefit for country in term of economic, social and protection of the environment.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Construction waste, Causes of waste, Mapping Matrix
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD101-1396 Land use
Depositing User: Muhamad Azrul Hisam Salleh
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2012 00:25
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2012 00:25
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/2665
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