Construction and demolition waste generation rates for high-rise buildings in Malaysia

Mah, Chooi Mei and Fujiwara, Takeshi and Ho, Chin Siong (2016) Construction and demolition waste generation rates for high-rise buildings in Malaysia. Waste Management and Research, 34 (12). pp. 1224-1230. ISSN 0734-242X

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Construction and demolition waste continues to sharply increase in step with the economic growth of less developed countries. Though the construction industry is large, it is composed of small firms with individual waste management practices, often leading to the deleterious environmental outcomes. Quantifying construction and demolition waste generation allows policy makers and stakeholders to understand the true internal and external costs of construction, providing a necessary foundation for waste management planning that may overcome deleterious environmental outcomes and may be both economically and environmentally optimal. This study offers a theoretical method for estimating the construction and demolition project waste generation rate by utilising available data, including waste disposal truck size and number, and waste volume and composition. This method is proposed as a less burdensome and more broadly applicable alternative, in contrast to waste estimation by on-site hand sorting and weighing.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:S Agriculture > SB Plant culture > SB469-476 Landcsape architecture
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:69082
Deposited By: Siti Nor Hashidah Zakaria
Deposited On:01 Nov 2017 12:22
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