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Title: An investigation of demolition waste management : case of Shenzhen in China
Authors: Wu, HY
Yuan, HP
Wang, JY
Ouyang, L
Li, ZD 
Keywords: Demolition waste
Waste recycling
Waste management
Process mapping approach
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Springer
Source: 20th International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, Hangzhou, People's Republic of China, Oct 23-25, 215, p. 1157-1167 How to cite?
Abstract: A huge amount of demolition waste was produced during the Chinese urban renewal process. How to promote the material recycling rate and therefore to reduce the environmental impacts has been a significant challenge. However, there is a lack of research revealing the flows and key procedures of demolition waste management. To fill the research gap, this study conducted in-depth interviews with 15 on-site managers involved in demolition projects in Shenzhen of China. As a result, the flows, key management processes and measures have been obtained. Particularly, the key procedures and waste management measures have been identified with a Process Mapping Approach (PMA). The results show that main stakeholders in demolition waste management chain include general contractors, professional demolition companies, transport companies, recycling plants, landfill officers, government departments and scavengers. Illegal dumping and low marketing acceptation of recycling products are two major barriers of demolition waste management. This study forms a concrete base for future studies aiming at optimizing the demolition waste management process.
ISBN: 978-981-10-0855-9
DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-0855-9_102
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