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Issues on construction waste: the need for sustainable waste management

Nagapan, Sasitharan and Abdul Rahman, Ismail and Asmi, Ade and Memon, Aftab Hameed and Latif, Imran (2012) Issues on construction waste: the need for sustainable waste management. In: 2012 IEEE Colloquium on Humanities, Science & Engineering Research (CHUSER 2012), 3-4 December 2012, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

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Abstract

Construction wastes have become a pressing issue in many developing countries and have adverse effects on environment, economy and social aspects. Illegal dumping is a common issue created from the physical construction waste and besides that non physical waste like cost and time overruns are not properly addressed among the construction players. This paper explores the impacts of construction on sustainable construction and contributing causes which will help the practitioners to formulate ways in avoiding or reducing the waste. It also highlights the sustainable approach in managing the construction waste as practice.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: construction waste; illegal dumping; cost overrun;time overrun; construction waste causes; sustainable waste management
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD785-812 Municipal refuse. Solid wastes
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Construction Engineering and Architecture
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2013 01:03
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2015 08:19
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/3473
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