A critical analysis of main contractor attitudes towards the issues surrounding construction waste

Dance, Matthew (2008) A critical analysis of main contractor attitudes towards the issues surrounding construction waste. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This dissertation is about examining to what extent the attitudes between large and small contractors differ towards the current issues surrounding the generation of construction waste. A critical review on literature on the topic of construction waste is structured under four chapters: the causes of construction waste; the issue of recycling; construction waste management; incentives and government actions to minimise waste. The literature was examined to discover the issues that were in need of further research and this helped form four research objectives. The method used to examine the attitudes between contractors was a questionnaire, which was sent to a selected sample of 100 UK contractors. The results showed that there are significant differences between the two groups of contractor’s attitudes in terms of how important reducing construction waste is in the overall performance of a project and the financial implications perceived towards the various strategies that involve the disposing of waste. The survey showed that ‘mismanagement of materials’ was the major cause of waste according to both large and small contractors, indicating that although there is a good awareness of the negative impacts waste asserts on the environment more can be done by all contractors to manage this.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:49
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:16
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/934

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