Contractors' Perspective on Material Waste Reduction in Kuala Lumpur

Nurul Aini, Osman and M.A., Shazwan and Pok, Jye Hwoi (2016) Contractors' Perspective on Material Waste Reduction in Kuala Lumpur. In: International Conference on Sustainable Engineering and Technology 2016, 29th September 2016, Holiday Inn Malacca.

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Construction waste is considered as one of the significant issue in the sustainable development area. It is responsible for producing a whole assortment of waste, depending on factors either it is at the stage of construction, type of construction work and practices on site. This paper focusing on the research to assess the level of contribution of some waste minimization measures to waste reduction and the level of practice of such measures in the Kuala Lumpur construction industry. A structured questionnaire survey was conducted to extract contractors’ views on twenty five waste minimization measures that adopted from several literatures. The data were obtained and analyzed by using frequency analysis method and average index analysis method. The results showed that out of twenty five waste minimization measures, adoption of proper site management techniques is highly practiced. The findings from the study present the Kuala Lumpur construction industry with measures which expressively contribute to materials waste minimization on construction sites. The adoption of these waste minimization measures could produce great cost savings to the construction industry and prevent environmental degradation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: waste minimization, measures, construction industry, Kuala Lumpur
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering and Quantity Surveying
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2017 05:29
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 05:29

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