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Major factors impeding the implementation of waste management in Australian construction projects

Udawatta, Nilupa, Zuo, Jian, Chiveralls, Keri, Yuan, Hongping, Zillante, George and Elmualim, Abbas 2018, Major factors impeding the implementation of waste management in Australian construction projects, Journal of green building, vol. 13, no. 3, Summer, pp. 101-121, doi: 10.3992/1943-4618.13.3.101.

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Title Major factors impeding the implementation of waste management in Australian construction projects
Author(s) Udawatta, NilupaORCID iD for Udawatta, Nilupa orcid.org/0000-0002-0290-3065
Zuo, Jian
Chiveralls, Keri
Yuan, Hongping
Zillante, George
Elmualim, Abbas
Journal name Journal of green building
Volume number 13
Issue number 3
Season Summer
Start page 101
End page 121
Total pages 21
Publisher College Publishing
Place of publication Glen Allen, Va.
Publication date 2018-12
ISSN 1552-6100
Keyword(s) barriers
waste management
construction projects
factor analysis
Australia
Summary This article aims to identify barriers to implementing waste management practices in construction projects and their interrelationship, based on the particular context of Australia. Interviews and a questionnaire survey are conducted as the primary data collection methods supported by findings of a charrette. The findings reveal twenty critical barriers to implementing waste management practices in Australian construction projects. Four underlying factors to impede waste management practices are extracted based on results of an exploratory factor analysis. These include rigidityof construction practices, construction project characteristics, awareness, experience and commitment, and the nascent nature of waste management. The study also finds that both human factors and technical factors act as barriers to implementing waste management practices in Australian construction projects whereas human factors aremore dominant. Thus, it is essential to address all these barriers in the early stage of construction projects for reducing waste generation.
Language eng
DOI 10.3992/1943-4618.13.3.101
Field of Research 1201 Architecture
1202 Building
Copyright notice ©2018, Journal of Green Building
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30111720

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