Authors : Asmawati Che Hasan, Zulkiflee Yusof, Nur Muizah Nawi, Raja Nor Husna Raja Mohd Noor and Afiqah Zakaria
Abstract: The improper handling of construction waste has become a serious issue contributing to environmental problems. Poor documentation and lack of awareness have resulted in lack of information regarding the types and amount of waste generated at construction sites. Various studies have been done before related to construction waste management but the levels of issues are still worrying. Hence this study intends to investigate the effectiveness of an existing technique and also the viability in the construction industry for estimating the construction waste generated. The structured informational interview has been done with aim to identify the existence of guidelines provided by the government or professional bodies on waste generated estimation in Malaysia. The finding shows that the estimation of waste practice by construction industrial practitioners in Malaysia is only based on their experience and expertise without any guideline or standard value provided by neither government nor related authorities. Therefore, a further study on this finding is important because it is believed that the right quantification of waste can assist to a better waste management.
Asmawati Che Hasan, Zulkiflee Yusof, Nur Muizah Nawi, Raja Nor Husna Raja Mohd Noor and Afiqah Zakaria, 2016. Estimating the Construction Waste in Malaysia; Is it the Best Practice?. The Social Sciences, 11: 7503-7507.