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dc.contributor.advisor Jayasena, HS
dc.contributor.advisor Rameezdeen, R
dc.contributor.author Tillakaratne, GND
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-06T15:37:25Z
dc.date.available 2014-08-06T15:37:25Z
dc.date.issued 2014-08-06
dc.identifier.uri http://dl.lib.mrt.ac.lk/handle/123/10410
dc.description.abstract Construction waste is a Project Management problem occurring at site level. In the absence of guidelines, Project managers find it difficult to benchmark their site performance in waste management. On the other hand, how much waste a construction site would generate had been a question for local authorities in Colombo local authority limits. The volume of construction waste could be ascertained using the norm construction waste index at the stage of receipt of the new building applications by that particular local authority. The scarcity of dumping sites in Colombo Local Authority level is the issue behind this problem. Project managers and municipal commissioners conducted a study to determine usable waste indices. Data was collected from fifty recently completed construction projects within the Colombo district. Gross floor area based waste index was calculated for each project and those indices were statistically analysed to find conclusions. The study shows that the Colombo district local authorities should use the norm construction waste index of 0.114 in assessing the building applications for Construction of new buildings. However, necessary steps should be taken to influence and motivate builders (specifically their project managers) to reduce the waste at least to average levels. In addition, based on good track records of the builder (if available), they can deviate from this norm to the average level of 0.043. The construction waste index of 0.016 is an achievable target and any additional waste generated can be discriminated by way of acquiring an additional fee or taxes. Further, these recommendations are identified in order to support the efforts to make the building industry a better, greener and social responsible industry. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject BUILDING ECONOMICS - Thesis ; PROJECT MANAGEMENT - Thesis en_US
dc.title Management of construction waste in the context of project management en_US
dc.type Thesis-Abstract en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Architecture en_US
dc.identifier.degree M.Sc. en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Building Economics en_US
dc.date.accept 2012
dc.identifier.accno 104713 en_US


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