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Construction waste management practice towards sustainable development

Chong, Jia Wen (2019) Construction waste management practice towards sustainable development. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Engineering - School of Civil Engineering.


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Construction waste is becoming, a serious environmental problem in many large cities in the world. In Malaysia. the construction industry generates tots of construction waste which caused significant impacts to the environment and aroused growing public concern in the local community. Thus, the awareness of construction waste management and minimization measures of wastes has become a pressing issue. The aim of this project is to establish an appropriate waste management practice and which will be practiced towards sustainable development. Hence, this study focused on the composition of construction waste and factors of construction waste being generated in construction industry. The case study also analysed the existing landfill and other waste management measures such as reusing and recycling of construction waste materials. This investigation provides an idea of the volume of waste generation, sources and compositions as well as method of reuse and recycling of materials at the construction sites taking into account the construction profession attitudes and behaviours. The method of data gathering is through questionnaires, site visit and interview with profession in construction industry . The analysis of questionnaires received were analysed by importance index. The construction waste generation in urban residential projects involved complex analysis as it is affected by several factors from different sources. Thus, construction waste management can be used to increase prevention efforts, and develop a desirable disposal practices, whilst to avoid the negative consequences of polluted environmental and disposal practices of construction waste materials.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Sarjana Kejuruteraan (Pengurusan Pembinaan)) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2019; Supervisor : Prof. Dr. Muhd. Zaimi
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:80934
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:24 Jul 2019 00:10
Last Modified:24 Jul 2019 00:10

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