House keeping management as a strategy to minimize construction waste in high rise building projects

Trigunarsyah, Bambang, Sofyan, Irma G., & Hendi, H. (2006) House keeping management as a strategy to minimize construction waste in high rise building projects. In Kanok-Nukulchai, Worsak, Munasinghe, Sunil, & Anwar, Naveed (Eds.) The Tenth East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction, August 3-5, 2006, Bangkok, Thailand.


Building design and construction has found many interested parties in nearly all sectors of the economy of the Indonesia. Various studies in developed countries have indicated that one method of improving construction project performance is by managing the construction waste. Project performance can be improved by reducing the unnecessary costs related to waste disposal and excess materials. However, the issues of construction waste have not been a main concern of construction project stakeholders in Indonesia. The Civil Engineering Department of the University of Indonesia has initiated the study on construction waste management in Indonesia. This paper discusses the results from one of the study, which is on construction waste minimization strategy. The main objective of construction waste minimization strategy is to reduce the amount of waste produced, which will lead to more cost effective project operation. This is based on concept that reduced construction waste can: save project cost, reduce excess materials, improve competitiveness, improve work habit, and improve quality of project environment. Construction waste minimization strategy can be implemented at 4 construction areas, namely project planning, preconstruction, off-site activities and on-site activities. A case study was conducted on a high-rise building project, which integrates its on-site activities on construction waste minimization into the house-keeping management of the project site. By doing this, the contractor achieve cleaner, more organized & tidier project site. In the on-site activities, improved work productivity, and more cost effective project.

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ID Code: 6548
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Construction waste, Minimization Strategy, Housekeeping
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Construction Engineering (090502)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Building Construction Management and Project Planning (120201)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 School of Engineering and Technology, Asian Institute of Technology
Deposited On: 16 Mar 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 31 May 2016 02:34

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