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Title: Integrated construction and demolition waste management using system dynamics methodology
Authors: Hao, JL
Hills, MJ
Shen, QP 
Fox, PW 
Lam TI
Keywords: Construction and demolition
Waste management
System dynamics
Modelling
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: CIB
Source: Proceedings of The CIB 2003 International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Built Environment [SASBE2003], Brisbane, Australia, 19-21 November 2003 How to cite?
Abstract: As construction and demolition (C & D) waste is the main waste generator in Hong Kong, its impact on the environment has become a serious problem to the society. In order to tackle the problem, there are two fundamental requirements: less waste and an effective system for managing the waste that is produced. The paper discusses how system dynamics methodology can be adopted to investigate C & D waste management in Hong Kong. Such a C & D waste management system needs to be both environmentally and economically sustainable and operated on a regional scale. The paper begins with a brief introduction to C & D waste management in Hong Kong and critically analyses its current hierarchy. A review of the literature, relating to the application of system dynamics to waste management, is then presented in order to establish the theoretical framework necessary for conducting the research. A simulation model for integrated C & D waste management using a system dynamics approach is then proposed. The paper concludes with a recommendation for further development of the model and draws attention to the need for acceptance by the construction industry. and critically analyses its current hierarchy. A review of the literature, relating to the application of system dynamics to waste management, is then presented in order to establish the theoretical framework necessary for conducting the research. A simulation model for integrated C & D waste management using a system dynamics approach is then proposed. The paper concludes with a recommendation for further development of the model and draws attention to the need for acceptance by the construction industry.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/40885
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