Session

Sustainabile Urban Development, Architecture and Environment

Description

Construction Waste is a well known and a serious threat to the environment therefore there are a number of existing approaches toward its management. It (construction waste) is considered recyclable up to 80-90%, which is quite a promising factor especially giving the fact that recycling is only one of the steps in the construction waste management process along with reduce, reuse, and dispose. While taking this into consideration there is still doubt as to ‗Why is Construction Waste still an issue to the environment? Does it get the required and deserved priority? If yes, by who and how?‘ While analyzing and comparing different models of construction waste management by different authors, this paper tries to find the main participants in this process as well as the main factors of its success or failure. This is done by studying articles on waste management and comparing these models in order to better understand their concept. Throughout analysis, this paper concludes quite a few similarities between these models, and moreover, their outcome seems to be induced by the same factors. Contractors, designers, clients and the government itself appear to be the main participants in the managing process, along with other factors. To improve the outcome of these models, proposals have been given, being mostly related to new legislation, regulation and policies. Whatever the difference and the outcome, these new legislation and policies might make, the approach of raising the awareness of the public and of the construction industry towards this issue turns out to be just as important.

Keywords:

Construction; Waste; Management; Environment; Strategies

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi & Mo Vaziri

First Page

195

Last Page

200

Location

Prishtina, Kosovo

Start Date

2-11-2012 9:00 AM

End Date

3-11-2012 5:00 PM

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Architecture Commons

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Nov 2nd, 9:00 AM Nov 3rd, 5:00 PM

Managing and Minimizing Waste Generation During Construction: Approaches and Responsible

Prishtina, Kosovo

Construction Waste is a well known and a serious threat to the environment therefore there are a number of existing approaches toward its management. It (construction waste) is considered recyclable up to 80-90%, which is quite a promising factor especially giving the fact that recycling is only one of the steps in the construction waste management process along with reduce, reuse, and dispose. While taking this into consideration there is still doubt as to ‗Why is Construction Waste still an issue to the environment? Does it get the required and deserved priority? If yes, by who and how?‘ While analyzing and comparing different models of construction waste management by different authors, this paper tries to find the main participants in this process as well as the main factors of its success or failure. This is done by studying articles on waste management and comparing these models in order to better understand their concept. Throughout analysis, this paper concludes quite a few similarities between these models, and moreover, their outcome seems to be induced by the same factors. Contractors, designers, clients and the government itself appear to be the main participants in the managing process, along with other factors. To improve the outcome of these models, proposals have been given, being mostly related to new legislation, regulation and policies. Whatever the difference and the outcome, these new legislation and policies might make, the approach of raising the awareness of the public and of the construction industry towards this issue turns out to be just as important.