Evaluating the effectiveness of construction and demolition waste management strategies

Zezhou Wu, Tit Wan Yu

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Abstract

Construction and demolition (C&D) waste management, as an important aspect of sustainable development, has become a hot research topic. Many researchers and organizations have been conducting related research in recent years, and have proposed several waste management strategies on both regional level and project level. However, what are the most effective strategies have not been investigated. To fill up this research gap, this study firstly conducted a thorough literature review to summarize the existing C&D waste management strategies. Then, a questionnaire survey was employed to evaluate the effectiveness of these strategies according to the practical experiences of construction practitioners. The results show that the practitioners regard the current C&D waste management is not applied well. And four most effective C&D waste management strategies are examined, namely "effective on-site management", "establishment of competitive recycling market", "issuance of incentive policies", and "reasonable and proper design".
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Pages531-538
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783642449154
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event18th International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, CRIOCM 2013 - Xi'an, China
Duration: 19 Oct 201320 Oct 2013

Conference

Conference18th International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, CRIOCM 2013
Country/TerritoryChina
CityXi'an
Period19/10/1320/10/13

Keywords

  • Construction and demolition waste
  • Effectiveness evaluation
  • Management strategies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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