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Article: An empirical investigation of construction and demolition waste generation rates in Shenzhen city, South China

TitleAn empirical investigation of construction and demolition waste generation rates in Shenzhen city, South China
Authors
Issue Date2011
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/wasman
Citation
Waste Management, 2011, v. 31 n. 4, p. 680-687 How to Cite?
AbstractThe construction and demolition waste generation rates (CandD WGRs) is an important factor in decision-making and management of material waste in any construction site. The present study investigated WGRs by conducting on-site waste sorting and weighing in four ongoing construction projects in Shenzhen city of South China. The results revealed that WGRs ranged from 3.275 to 8.791kg/m(2) and miscellaneous waste, timber for formwork and falsework, and concrete were the three largest components amongst the generated waste. Based on the WGRs derived from the research, the paper also discussed the main causes of waste in the construction industry and attempted to connect waste generation with specific construction practices. It was recommended that measures mainly including performing waste sorting at source, employing skilful workers, uploading and storing materials properly, promoting waste management capacity, replacing current timber formwork with metal formwork and launching an incentive reward program to encourage waste reduction could be potential solutions to reducing current WGRs in Shenzhen. Although these results were derived from a relatively small sample and so cannot justifiably be generalized, they do however add to the body of knowledge that is currently available for understanding the status of the art of CandD waste management in China.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/125344
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2015 Impact Factor: 3.829
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dc.contributor.authorLu, Wen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYuan, Hen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLi, Jen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHao, JJLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMi, Xen_HK
dc.contributor.authorDing, Zen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-31T11:25:52Z-
dc.date.available2010-10-31T11:25:52Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_HK
dc.identifier.citationWaste Management, 2011, v. 31 n. 4, p. 680-687en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0956-053Xen_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/125344-
dc.description.abstractThe construction and demolition waste generation rates (CandD WGRs) is an important factor in decision-making and management of material waste in any construction site. The present study investigated WGRs by conducting on-site waste sorting and weighing in four ongoing construction projects in Shenzhen city of South China. The results revealed that WGRs ranged from 3.275 to 8.791kg/m(2) and miscellaneous waste, timber for formwork and falsework, and concrete were the three largest components amongst the generated waste. Based on the WGRs derived from the research, the paper also discussed the main causes of waste in the construction industry and attempted to connect waste generation with specific construction practices. It was recommended that measures mainly including performing waste sorting at source, employing skilful workers, uploading and storing materials properly, promoting waste management capacity, replacing current timber formwork with metal formwork and launching an incentive reward program to encourage waste reduction could be potential solutions to reducing current WGRs in Shenzhen. Although these results were derived from a relatively small sample and so cannot justifiably be generalized, they do however add to the body of knowledge that is currently available for understanding the status of the art of CandD waste management in China.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/wasman-
dc.relation.ispartofWaste Managementen_HK
dc.rightsNOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Waste Management. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Waste Management, 2011, v. 31 n. 4, p. 680-687. DOI: 10.1016/j.wasman.2010.12.004-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleAn empirical investigation of construction and demolition waste generation rates in Shenzhen city, South Chinaen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0956-053X&volume=31&issue=4&spage=680&epage=687&date=2011&atitle=An+empirical+investigation+of+construction+and+demolition+waste+generation+rates+in+Shenzhen+city,+South+Chinaen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLu, W: wilsonlu@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailYuan, H: hpyuan2005@gmail.com-
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.wasman.2010.12.004-
dc.identifier.pmid21208794-
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dc.identifier.hkuros201850en_HK
dc.identifier.volume31-
dc.identifier.issue4-
dc.identifier.spage680-
dc.identifier.epage687-
dc.identifier.eissn1879-2456-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000288576800009-
dc.identifier.citeulike8674295-

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