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dc.contributor.authorKotrayothar, Den_US
dc.contributor.authorTam, Vivianen_US
dc.contributor.authorLoo, Yew-Chayeen_US
dc.contributor.editorSyed M. Ahmed, Ph.D.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:07:11Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:07:11Z
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.modified2009-10-20T22:13:12Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/15304
dc.description.abstractIn Australia, waste generated from construction and building demolition work constitutes about 44% of the total amount each year. Consequently, it has created a serious waste management problem. The State Governments of Victoria and New South Wales have been pushing for the use of recycled materials; they have promulgated specifications for the use of recycled aggregate from construction and related waste. However, in Queensland, similar specifications are not available, which explains the lack of research conducted in this important area. This paper presents an evaluation of the prevailing waste recycling methods used in Queensland. Nine sites have been visited, including two construction sites, three demolition sites, three recycling plants and one landfill in Southeast Queensland. Difficulties encountered by the recycling operators and their associates from these site visits are investigated. One of the major barriers is that the local councils disallow the use of recycled materials in construction activities! To help improve the situations, state and local authorities should implement policies encourage the use of recycled construction waste. This can be done by: (i) developing specification for the use of recycled materials; and (ii) increasing landfill disposal charges for construction and building companies to discourage dumping.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.format.extent74597 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherFlorida International Universityen_US
dc.publisher.placeMiami, Floridaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.fiu.edu/~citc/citc4/index.htmen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameFourth International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-IV)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleFourth International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century: Accelerating Innovation in Engineering, Management and Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2007-07-11en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2007-07-13en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationGold Coasten_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode310202en_US
dc.titleOn the prevailing waste recycling methods: a southeast Queensland studyen_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conference Publications (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2007 CITC-IV, USA. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Use hypertext link for access to conference website.en_AU
gro.date.issued2007
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