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Impact of construction waste minimization at construction site: case study

Umar, U. A., Shafiq, N., Malakahmad, A., Nuruddin, M. F., Khamidi, M. F. and Salihi, I. U. (2016) Impact of construction waste minimization at construction site: case study. Jurnal Teknologi, 78 (5-3). pp. 33-40. ISSN 2180-3722

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To link to this item DOI: 10.11113/jt.v78.8508


Waste reduction in the construction sector is essential not just from the position of overall performance, but also interests escalated recently about the detrimental impact of the waste of construction materials on the natural surroundings. The reuse and recycling of construction elements used to be substantial due to material scarcity during the war and post-war era, specifically when the price of virgin materials keep inflating. Nevertheless, the motivation to reuse and recycle construction materials has fallen ever since the flow of raw materials has grown more consistent and satisfactorily. This paper involves an ongoing sequence of waste audits at Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) R&D construction sites. The methodology consists of discussion, observation and quantitative evaluations of the kinds and distribution of wastes. The finding of this study demonstrates that the project aimed at both minimizing the volume of waste generated and diverting as much waste as possible from landfill that contribute to the recycle with over 1200 tonnes of material which constitute about 73% of recycle and reused rate mainly from timber and metal.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:University of Reading Malaysia
Science > School of the Built Environment
ID Code:66162
Uncontrolled Keywords:Waste minimization, construction waste, reuse, recycle
Additional Information:The authors are thankful to Ministry of Education, Malaysia for providing financial support (Grant No. 0153AB-J13) for this research under MyRA grant scheme.
Publisher:Penerbit UTM Press
Publisher Statement:Copyright of articles that appear in Jurnal Teknologi belongs exclusively to Penerbit Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. This copyright covers the rights to reproduce the article, including reprints, electronic reproductions or any other reproductions of similar nature.


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