Reverse logistics in the construction industry

Hosseini, M. Reza, Rameezdeen, Raufdeen, Chileshe, Nicholas and Lehmann, Steffen 2015, Reverse logistics in the construction industry, Waste management and research, vol. 33, no. 6, pp. 499-514, doi: 10.1177/0734242X15584842.

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Title Reverse logistics in the construction industry
Author(s) Hosseini, M. RezaORCID iD for Hosseini, M. Reza
Rameezdeen, Raufdeen
Chileshe, Nicholas
Lehmann, Steffen
Journal name Waste management and research
Volume number 33
Issue number 6
Start page 499
End page 514
Total pages 16
Publisher Sage
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2015-06
ISSN 1096-3669
Keyword(s) RL
Reverse logistics
Closed loop supply chain
Construction industry
Material reuse
Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Engineering, Environmental
Environmental Sciences
Environmental Sciences & Ecology
Summary Reverse logistics in construction refers to the movement of products and materials from salvaged buildings to a new construction site. While there is a plethora of studies looking at various aspects of the reverse logistics chain, there is no systematic review of literature on this important subject as applied to the construction industry. Therefore, the objective of this study is to integrate the fragmented body of knowledge on reverse logistics in construction, with the aim of promoting the concept among industry stakeholders and the wider construction community. Through a qualitative meta-analysis, the study synthesises the findings of previous studies and presents some actions needed by industry stakeholders to promote this concept within the real-life context. First, the trend of research and terminology related with reverse logistics is introduced. Second, it unearths the main advantages and barriers of reverse logistics in construction while providing some suggestions to harness the advantages and mitigate these barriers. Finally, it provides a future research direction based on the review.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/0734242X15584842
Field of Research 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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