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Title: Mapping approach for examining waste management on construction sites
Authors: Shen, LY
Tam, VWY
Tam, CM
Drew, D
Keywords: Construction industry
Construction sites
Hong Kong
Mapping
Waste management
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers
Source: Journal of construction engineering and management, 2004, v. 130, no. 4, p. 472-481 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of construction engineering and management 
Abstract: The increasing awareness of environmental impacts from construction wastes has led to the development of waste management as an important function of construction project management. Various approaches for managing construction wastes have been developed in the existing research works and practices, and these works can be grouped largely into three areas: waste classification, waste management strategies (avoiding waste, reducing waste, reusing waste, and recycling waste), and waste disposal technologies. Nevertheless, these approaches give less attention to the management of the waste handling process on construction sites. In fact, construction wastes pass through a number of processes from generation to final disposal, and proper flow of these processes can improve waste management effectiveness. This paper examines the waste handling process during construction through mapping six cases selected in Hong Kong construction, with the assistance of the free-flow mapping presentation technique. The examination leads to developing a waste management mapping model (WMMM), which incorporates the good operations embodied in the existing practices. The WMMM provides an alterative tool assisting in planning waste management procedures on construction sites. It can serve as a vehicle for comparing the waste management practices between construction sites, thus both good practices and weak areas can be identified.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/9529
ISSN: 0733-9364
EISSN: 1943-7862
DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9364(2004)130:4(472)
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