Implementing a waste-management-plan method in construction
The increasing awareness of environmental impacts from construction waste has led to the development of waste management as an important function of construction project management. Various approaches for managing construction waste have been developed by many researchers around the world. The Hong Kong government started employing the implementation of a waste-management-plan method for all construction projects in 2003. During the trial period, the government received different version of feedback from the industry. The effectiveness of this approach gives less attention from the public. This paper investigates the effectiveness of the existing implementation of a waste-management-plan method in the Hong Kong construction industry. Questionnaire survey and structured interviews are conducted to explore attitudes and benefits in implementing waste management, and difficulties in implementing it. Although there are difficulties encountered in using the waste-management-plan method, effective measures in implementing it are then recommended. Furthermore, responsibilities for various project parties in effectively implementing waste management are outlined.
Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century: Accelerating Innovation in Engineering, Management and Technology
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