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Major factors affecting waste generation on construction sites in Iran

Nikmehr, Bahareh, Hosseini, M. Reza, Oraee, Mehran and Chileshe, Nicholas 2015, Major factors affecting waste generation on construction sites in Iran, in EPPM2015: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Engineering, Project, and Production Management, Griffith School of Engineering, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Qld., pp. 528-536.

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Title Major factors affecting waste generation on construction sites in Iran
Author(s) Nikmehr, Bahareh
Hosseini, M. Reza
Oraee, MehranORCID iD for Oraee, Mehran orcid.org/0000-0002-5928-4760
Chileshe, Nicholas
Conference name International Conference on Engineering, Project, and Production Management (6th : 2015 : Gold Coast, QLD)
Conference location Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
Conference dates 2-4 Sep. 2015
Title of proceedings EPPM2015: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Engineering, Project, and Production Management
Editor(s) Ejdys, J.
Chua, D.
Smallwood, J.
Publication date 2015
Start page 528
End page 536
Total pages 9
Publisher Griffith School of Engineering, Griffith University
Place of publication Gold Coast, Qld.
Keyword(s) C&D waste
waste generation
construction project
sites
Iran
Summary Construction and demolition (C&D) waste account for a large share of total solid waste sent to the environment. As a result, effective C&D waste management has been treated as one of the available avenues towards sustainable development. Yet, C&D waste management within the Iranian construction industry has been literally overlooked by investigators. As one of the first studies in Iran, the main causes of generating C&D waste on construction projects have been identified through a review of literature. Afterwards, the list has been subjected to the scrutiny of 101 experts in the field deploying a questionnaire survey. The findings revealed that important causes of C&D waste generation on construction sites were all associated with lack of skills and experience of construction workers and lack of awareness of the concept of waste and values of construction materials. No discrepancy in terms of causes of waste generation was observed among different tiers of construction companies in the Iranian construction industry. The paper concludes with providing a number of guidelines to address the issues as identified for Iran and other developing countries suffering from the same problems.
ISBN 9781922216762
Language eng
Field of Research 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
ERA Research output type E Conference publication
Copyright notice ©2015, Griffith University
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30080522

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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