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Title: A STUDY ON THE RESOURCE REQUIREMENT AND MANAGEMENT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS IN SINGAPORE
Authors: LIN YITING
Keywords: Building
Project and Facilities Management
Kua Harn Wei
2011/2012 PFM
Issue Date: 11-Jun-2012
Citation: LIN YITING (2012-06-11). A STUDY ON THE RESOURCE REQUIREMENT AND MANAGEMENT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS IN SINGAPORE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Waste has been deemed to be a problem in the construction industry. It not only has a great impact on the environment due to the excessive use and disposal of materials, it also affects the efficiency of the construction industry and the economy of Singapore. A construction project usually utilises a huge amount of resources and, if not properly utilised, will cause a huge amount of waste. However, such waste contains potentially valuable resources that turn into a more useful material. The majority of the reasons underlying the waste produced are directly or indirectly influenced by the attitude and behaviour of the different parties involved in the construction project. This study aims to correlate the total quantities of construction materials and energy used and also to recommend how construction waste management can be improved and enforced in Singapore. However, water usage on site is not covered in the study. Extensive literature review was carried out to identify the different causes, barriers and benefits of waste management system. Then, a study of the different waste management practices that can be employed on site to cut down the quantity of waste generated was done. After that, a survey questionnaire was distributed to understand the perceptions of the different experts involved in the construction regarding waste management. The analysis supported that waste management practice on site is indeed a good practice that will help reduce the waste. Therefore, it is important to have contractors to adopt an effective waste management system in every project to ensure that materials are not wasted and are fully utilised.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/222309
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