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Real-time construction waste reduction using unmanned aerial vehicle

Enegbuma, W. I., Bamgbade, J. A., Ming, C. P. H., Ohueri, C. C., Tanko, B. L., Ojoko, E. O., Dodo, Y. A. and Kori, S.'i. (2020) Real-time construction waste reduction using unmanned aerial vehicle. In: Affam, A. C. and Ezechi, E. H. (eds.) Handbook of Research on Resource Management for Pollution and Waste Treatment. IGI Global, pp. 610-625.

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To link to this item DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-0369-0.ch025


The paradigm shift towards waste reduction in the construction industry has produced revolutionary techniques in assessing and mitigating waste during the construction lifecycle. Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technology presents potentials in real-time construction waste management for informed decision-making processes for site managers. Due to the dynamic and complex construction work environment, material and equipment, labour and management policies are subjected to latent and identified hazards. Therefore, this chapter focuses on the real time impact of construction waste. UAV technology was adopted. UAV flight mission and deployment time were designed to meet target requirements and snapshot checklist. Data images were captured from an 11-storey residential building and analysed for conformity to construction waste and safety requirements. The prevalence of exposed material and equipment, low labour awareness, and need for policy shift to circular economy was predominant. Further studies can explore multiple construction monitoring and other category of construction works.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Divisions:University of Reading Malaysia
ID Code:87322
Publisher:IGI Global

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