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Eco-costing of construction waste

Boussabaine, A. Halim and Yahya, Khairulzan (2006) Eco-costing of construction waste. Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, 17 (1). pp. 6-19. ISSN 1477-7835

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/14777830610639404

Abstract

Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to provide an analysis of the key issues to be addressed in developing a framework for the eco-costing of construction waste. Design/methodology/approach - Based on an analysis of the literature, original thinking and the use of a case study, the key issues to be included in an eco-costing framework in the construction industry are discussed. Findings - The relationship between process, policy, technology, impact and cost is discussed. The relationship between environmental cost and construction site activities is introduced. A mathematical model for eco-costing wastes from construction site activities is also presented. Originality/value - This paper provides a first attempt to conceptualise eco-costing issues in relation to waste from building site activities, and also provides practical modelling for implementing an integrated strategy for the eco-costing of construction waste.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:building sites, costs, ecology, environmental management, sustainable development, waste management
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:9081
Deposited By: Nurunnadiah Baharum
Deposited On:27 Jul 2009 03:28
Last Modified:27 Jul 2009 03:28

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