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Title: Comparison of low-waste building technologies adopted in public and private housing projects in Hong Kong
Authors: Poon, CS 
Yu, ATW
Ng, LH
Keywords: Building materials
Construction industry
Demolition
Hong Kong
Recycling
Waste disposal
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Source: Engineering, construction and architectural management, 2003, v. 10, no. 2, p. 88-98 How to cite?
Journal: Engineering, construction and architectural management 
Abstract: Hong Kong is running out of both reclamation sites and landfill space for the disposal of construction and demolition waste. This paper reports on the findings of a study, consisting of a questionnaire survey, interviews and work-site visits, to compare the use of low-waste building technologies in public housing and private residential projects in Hong Kong. The results show that large panel formwork and prefabricated building components are widely used in public housing projects in Hong Kong. Due to the difference of the design with public housing, the use of smaller aluminium panel formwork is more common in the private housing projects. The barriers for the adoption of low-waste building technologies in the private sector are identified and discussed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/16422
ISSN: 0969-9988
EISSN: 1365-232X
DOI: 10.1108/09699980310466578
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