Factors that Contribute to the Generation of Construction Waste at Sites

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Construction industry in Malaysia is growing rapidly with high demand due to vast development and urbanization. Therefore, many commercial and residential buildings are being developed. The increasing number of construction projects in Malaysia will indirectly contribute to the increase of construction waste generation. Thus, waste minimization is an important area of concern in the implementation of the construction waste management in the construction industry of Malaysia. Data collection and observations was conducted at three construction sites which adopt different type of method with different type of building and size of project in Klang Valley. The calculation of the construction waste index generated at these sites is adopted from Poon et al., (2001). Result showed that construction method, size of projects (GFA), type of building, storage method system, human error and technical problem can affect the amount of waste index (debris) and amount of wastage level generated at construction sites. Therefore waste index and wastage level can be used as operational an indicator for waste minimization of the construction activities.

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Periodical:

Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 163-167)

Edited by:

Lijuan Li

Pages:

4501-4507

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.163-167.4501

Citation:

S. N. Mokhtar et al., "Factors that Contribute to the Generation of Construction Waste at Sites", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 163-167, pp. 4501-4507, 2011

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December 2010

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