Construction management and a state of zero waste

Nicholas Chileshe, Jian Zuo, Stephen Pullen, George Zillante

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Elimination of waste through the efficient use of project resources is fundamental for a state of zero waste. Despite the growing global recognition of the environmental impacts associated with the generation and management of waste across industries, the construction industry, and, in particular, the construction and demolition (C&D) sector, continues to generate a large amount of waste. Furthermore, the majority of the efforts designed to find solutions to total waste elimination have largely focused on the macro and micro levels.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesigning for Zero Waste
Subtitle of host publicationConsumption, Technologies and the Built Environment
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781136507540
ISBN (Print)9781849714341
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Environmental Science


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