Attitudinal and behavioural approaches to improving waste management on construction projects in Australia: Benefits and limitations

Udawatta, Nilupa, Zuo, Jian, Chiveralls, Keri and Zillante, George 2015, Attitudinal and behavioural approaches to improving waste management on construction projects in Australia: Benefits and limitations, International journal of construction management, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 137-147, doi: 10.1080/15623599.2015.1033815.

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Title Attitudinal and behavioural approaches to improving waste management on construction projects in Australia: Benefits and limitations
Author(s) Udawatta, NilupaORCID iD for Udawatta, Nilupa orcid.org/0000-0002-0290-3065
Zuo, Jian
Chiveralls, Keri
Zillante, George
Journal name International journal of construction management
Volume number 15
Issue number 2
Start page 137
End page 147
Total pages 12
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2015
ISSN 1562-3599
Keyword(s) attitudes
behaviours
construction projects
waste management
Australia
Summary This research aims to understand the attitudes and behaviours of stakeholders towards waste management and consequently identify ways of improving waste management practices in construction projects. Semi-structured interviews were conducted. The findings reveal that most of the decisions in construction projects are based on their financial returns unless there is a special requirement to comply with Green Star or any other sustainable building rating system. Even though there is a trend towards environment-friendly construction, contractors are favourable towards methods involving financial incentives. Results also indicate that private developers are more price-driven compared with government clients. Findings reveal the necessity of enforcing legislation to improve waste management practices until such practices become culturally embedded in organizations across the supply chain. Similarly, end users' motivation towards waste management was also identified as a key to encouraging stakeholders of construction projects and improving their attitudes and behaviours towards waste management practices.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/15623599.2015.1033815
Field of Research 0905 Civil Engineering
1202 Building
120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2015, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30081549

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