Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/28553
Title: An application of bar-code system for reducing construction wastes
Authors: Chen, Z
Li, H 
Wong, CTC
Keywords: Bar-code system
Construction wastes
Incentive reward program (IRP)
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: Elsevier
Source: Automation in construction, 2002, v. 11, no. 5, p. 521-533 How to cite?
Journal: Automation in construction 
Abstract: This paper presents a group-based incentive reward program (IRP) to encourage workers to minimize avoidable wastes of construction materials by rewarding them according to the amounts and values of materials they saved. Bar-code technique is used to facilitate effective management of construction materials. An IRP-integrated construction management system is also introduced to avoid jerrybuilding and solve reschedule problem due to rework of quality failure. An experiment is conducted on a residential project in Hong Kong and results from the experiment demonstrate the effectiveness of the IRP in motivating workers to reduce construction wastes. Discussions on the relationship between construction waste reduction and time and cost performances are also presented. Difficulties and challenges of applying IRP are also discussed.
Description: This special issue publishes a set of selected and revised papers originally presented at the International Conference for Construction IT 2000 (INCITE 2000) held on January 17–18, 2000 in Hong Kong.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/28553
ISSN: 0926-5805
EISSN: 1872-7891
DOI: 10.1016/S0926-5805(01)00063-2
Appears in Collections:Journal/Magazine Article

Access
View full-text via PolyU eLinks SFX Query
Show full item record

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

86
Last Week
0
Last month
0
Citations as of Aug 14, 2017

WEB OF SCIENCETM
Citations

4
Last Week
0
Last month
0
Citations as of Aug 12, 2017

Page view(s)

47
Last Week
3
Last month
Checked on Aug 13, 2017

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric



Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.