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Factors Affecting Concrete Recycling Adoption in the Construction Projects

Badraddin, A. K. and Abdul Rahimi, Abdul Rahman and Zahrizan, Zakaria and Muzamir, Hasan (2021) Factors Affecting Concrete Recycling Adoption in the Construction Projects. In: IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, International Conference of Sustainable Earth Resources Engineering 2020, 19 June 2020 , Virtual mode, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia. pp. 1-10., 641 (012018).

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Abstract

Recycling addresses environmental issues associated with solid waste by minimizing overall resource consumption and environmental impact. In the construction industry, concrete recycling is crucial because concrete is the most dominant waste of construction and demolition waste. However, its implementation is at a low level in numerous countries becauseconstruction managers refuse to adopt concrete recycling in practice. This study's objective is to identify factors that are affecting decisions in adopting concrete recycling from the constructionmanagers' perspective. To achieve this objective, open-ended interview data with constructionmanagers are analyzed. Eleven factors affecting decisions in adopting concrete recycling inure identified. The factors are recycling factories, availability of raw material, quality, cost, reliable standard, government encouragement, legally, acceptance factor, proper planning, skilled workforce, and management. This research contributes to the body of knowledge in the analysis of factors that influence the acceptance of concrete recycling from industry practitioners' perspectives, which could help researchers and industry practitioners develop strategies to reduce the rejection of concrete recycling among construction managers. The findings of this research would help improve the success of adopting concrete recycling in the construction industry.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Concrete recycling; Factors; Construction waste; Project Manager.
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty/Division: Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Faculty of Civil Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Pn. Hazlinda Abd Rahman
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2021 02:28
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2021 02:47
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/28835
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