Barriers to on-site waste management innovation in building construction projects

Rose, Timothy M. & Manley, Karen (2016) Barriers to on-site waste management innovation in building construction projects. In Kähkönen, Kalle & Keinänen, Marko (Eds.) WBC16 Proceedings: Volume I - Creating Built Environments of New Opportunities, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland, pp. 565-574.

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This conceptual paper provides an early review of literature on on-site waste management innovation to support a proposed research project to investigate barriers seen to constrain adoption decisions in building construction projects. The environmental, economic and social benefits of on-site waste management innovation are discussed; and a proposed integrated framework is presented to establish a starting point for empirical research aimed at exploring the uptake of innovative on-site waste management practice in Australian building construction projects. This paper makes a theoretical contribution to the understanding of project-based organisations within an important empirical setting, namely the Construction and Demolition (C&D) waste management innovation system. Future research by the authors will involve the execution of the proposed research program. Applied outcomes from the proposed research will include the development of effective strategies for industry clients and practitioners to increase levels of on-site C&D waste innovation in building projects.

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ID Code: 97827
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Waste, Innovation, Building projects, Sustainable construction
ISBN: 9789521537417
ISSN: 1797-8904
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 Tampere University of Technology
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Deposited On: 01 Aug 2016 02:09
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2016 02:56

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