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Factors of waste generation throughout construction life cycle

Md Akhir, Nor Solehah and Abdul Rahman, Ismail and Memon, Aftab Hameed and Nagapan, Sasitharan (2013) Factors of waste generation throughout construction life cycle. In: Malaysian Technical Universities Conference on Engineering & Technology (MUCET) , 3-4 December 2013, Kuantan, Pahang.

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Abstract

Construction industry has an adverse impact on environment due to its generation of construction waste. Besides the environment, the waste generated also affect the cost, productivity, time, social and economy of the industry. This waste generation is resulted from various factors at different stage of construction lifecycle. Current study has identified 46 factors of waste generation based on extensive literature review. These factors were classified into 7 groups and clustered according to their occurrence relative to various phases of construction lifecycle. It was found that most of these factors occur during construction phase. The significant factors that occur during construction phase are error ordering and poor workmanship. By identifying the crucial occurrence phase of factors which contribute to waste generation, it will help the construction community to avoid or lessen the construction waste generation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: construction waste; generation factors; construction life cycle
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: 21 Oct 2014 04:31
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2015 08:01
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/5023
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