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Implementation of buffer zone in industrial area

Abd Rahim, Mohd Hilmi Izwan and Kasim, Narimah and Shafii, Haryati (2014) Implementation of buffer zone in industrial area. In: 2014 IEEE Colloquium on Humanities, Science and Engineering Research (CHUSER 2014), 7-9 April 2014, Penang, Malaysia.


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Malaysia is one of the emerging countries in the main sectors such as economic, educational and social. These positive developments have lead to the development in manufacturing, construction, and various other industries that contribute to the country's revenue. The research will focus on the level of compliance of the buffer zone guideline among the developer. Failure to comply with the buffer zone guidelines will contribute to noise pollution. A buffer zone is created as noise abatement in the noise polluted areas which could be designed in various forms such as a recreational park and a barrier wall. Normally, buffer zone will be developed in order to separate the source of noise from the affected region. This paper reports on the findings from data collection which is investigating the implementation of buffer zone guidelines. As a precursor to this work, this paper reviews the implementation of buffer zone guidelines in the Pasir Gudang Municipal Council. The data or information on implementation regarding the buffer zone guidelines will be gathered by conducting interview session with the Local Authority Officers. The finding of the study will help to ensure the implementation of buffer zone guidelines among the construction industry. Findings from interviews showed that the buffer zone implementation is very useful especially in the development area such as Pasir Gudang. Buffer zone can reduce the noise pollution and other pollutions produced by industrial area. As conclusion, this paper provides greater awareness of the construction industry players to improve the usage of buffer zone implementation guidelines.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: implementation; buffer zone; guidelines; local authority; construction industry
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD891-894 Noise and its control
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Construction Management
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2014 08:26
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2014 08:26
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/5765
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