Construction waste minimization : a narrative review

Alhawamdeh, M and Lee, A ORCID: 2021, 'Construction waste minimization : a narrative review' , The International Journal of Environmental Sustainability, 18 (1) .

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Colossal growth of construction waste (CW) generation worldwide, and its consequential environmental and economic impact, has ensured that construction waste minimization (CWM) practice is critical. Notably, the largest proportion of waste generation that can be actively reduced within the sector lies within the construction/on-site activities stage. As such, a number of waste minimization approaches have been utilized during construction, targeted to reduce/eliminate waste with the aim to support a more sustainable construction agenda. This article provides a narrative review of related literature published in leading journals in Scopus, ScienceDirect, and Web of Science databases, to understand the fundamentals of CW and to investigate CWM implementation levels and barriers during the construction stage. This will aid in identifying research gaps for future studies and highlight key findings that will help researchers and construction industry practitioners to understand the principles of, and the need for, CWM, as well as the challenges facing its effective implementation in construction projects.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments
Journal or Publication Title: The International Journal of Environmental Sustainability
Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
ISSN: 2325-1077
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Depositing User: Professor Angela Lee
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2021 11:59
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 17:07

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