Construction Waste Minimization: A Narrative Review

Alhawamdeh, M. and Lee, Angela (2021) Construction Waste Minimization: A Narrative Review. The International Journal of Environmental Sustainability, 8 (1). pp. 1-33. ISSN 2325-1077

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Colossal growth of construction waste (CW) generation worldwide, and its consequential environmental and economic impact, has ensured that construction waste minimization (CWM) practice is critical. Notably, the largest proportion of waste generation that can be actively reduced within the sector lies within the construction/on-site activities stage. As such, a number of waste minimization approaches have been utilized during construction, targeted to reduce/eliminate waste with the aim to support a more sustainable construction agenda. This article provides a narrative review of related literature published in leading journals in Scopus, ScienceDirect, and Web of Science databases, to understand the fundamentals of CW and to investigate CWM implementation levels and barriers during the construction stage. This will aid in identifying research gaps for future studies and highlight key findings that will help researchers and construction industry practitioners to understand the principles of, and the need for, CWM, as well as the challenges facing its effective implementation in construction projects.

Item Type: Article
Sustainable Development Goals:
Keywords: Construction Waste, Construction Waste Minimization, Construction Waste Management, Construction Stage, Sustainable Construction, Review
Divisions: School of the Built Environment > Research > Sustainable Built Environment & Property Research Centre
Depositing User: Prof Angela Lee
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2023 10:42
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2023 14:00

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