Generation and management of waste in residential construction

Siti Akhtar Mahayuddin, Joy Jacqueline Pereira

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Construction waste proile is important to assess the viability of good waste management practices. However, little information known about the quantity and characteristics of construction waste generated and its management. Lack of understanding, results in improper waste management practiced. The generation and characterisation of construction waste has to be identiied together with the current waste management practiced. Therefore, a series of site audit has been carried out in several on-going housing projects in Ipoh, Malaysia. The calculation of the total construction waste quantity and the loor area constructed gives a generation rate of 16.55 kg/m2. This rate should be disseminated to all parties involved in construction with a view towards widespread use in future construction waste estimation. It will be an incentive to the development of an integrated waste management system and the implementation of good practices for managing construction waste. Recommendations are made in order to improve construction waste management in Ipoh.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-29
Number of pages13
JournalMalaysian Construction Research Journal
Volume14
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2014

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Keywords

  • Construction waste
  • Residential construction
  • Waste management

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Generation and management of waste in residential construction. / Mahayuddin, Siti Akhtar; Pereira, Joy Jacqueline.

In: Malaysian Construction Research Journal, Vol. 14, No. 1, 01.12.2014, p. 17-29.

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