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Construction and demolition waste management gaps in construction industry

Show simple item record Ranjan, H Karunasena, G Rathnayake, U 2018-08-28T20:53:36Z 2018-08-28T20:53:36Z
dc.description.abstract Construction and Demolition (C&D) waste is one of the fastest growing waste stream in Sri Lanka due to the construction boom after three decade of war. Thus, C&D waste management has become an environmental problem due to the lack of treatment and uncontrolled land filling. Thus, this study is focused on identifying the gaps which need to be addressed in C&D waste management. Survey approach and interviews were used to gather information. Consequently, ten semi-structured interviews were conducted with experts involved in C&D waste management. The collected data was analysed using content analysis technique. The findings revealed that the major gaps exist in C&D waste management as lack of capacity to handle an enormous quantity of waste, difficulty in estimating the quantity and composition of waste, lack of dumping sites and coordination among different parties involved, financial incapability and lack of technical people. Therefore, the study proposed seven areas for improvements as institutional and legal framework, fund allocation, site waste management plan, waste management hierarchy, supportive environment and monitoring, evaluation and reporting. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject C&D waste, Waste management, Gaps, Construction en_US
dc.title Construction and demolition waste management gaps in construction industry en_US
dc.type Conference-Abstract en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Architecture en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Building Economics en_US
dc.identifier.year 2014 en_US
dc.identifier.conference 7th FARU International Research Symposium - 2014 en_US Galle, Sri Lanka en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos pp. 97 - 104 en_US
dc.identifier.proceeding Practice Based Research : exploring built environmental through evidence en_US en_US en_US en_US

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