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Construction Waste Recycling

EasyChair Preprint no. 7265

4 pagesDate: December 27, 2021


The research aims to study the causes and magnitude of wastage of construction materials on construction projects . To achieve the research aim, the researcher had prepared a questionnaire form included questions about the causes of wastage and the estimated percentages of wastage of ten most popular kinds of materials used on construction. Prior to the final formulation of the questionnaire form, a pilot survey was conducted. The form was revised in accordance with the feedback received. The number of causes adopted was 60 distributed on the six major categories. The form was distributed to 240 participants (clients, contractors, and consultants). The study revealed that the most important causes of wastage of materials on construction sites are frequent design and client’s changes; rework due to workers mistakes; poor contract documents; wrong and lack of storage of materials; poor strategy for waste minimization; shortage and lack of experience of skilled workers; poor site conditions; damage during transportation; theft and vandalism; and mistakes in quantity surveying and over allowance.

Keyphrases: construction material, Projects, Wastage.

BibTeX entry
BibTeX does not have the right entry for preprints. This is a hack for producing the correct reference:
  author = {Yogendra Singh},
  title = {Construction Waste Recycling},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 7265},

  year = {EasyChair, 2021}}
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