American Society of Civil Engineers


Development Model for Construction Waste Management of China


by Wei Zhang, Ph.D., (Associate Professor, Faculty of Construction Management and Real Estate, Chongqing University, 174 Shazhengjie, Shapingba, Chongqing, 400030, PR China. E-mail: zhangwei@cqu.edu.cn) and Qingmei Wu, (Graduate student, Faculty of Construction Management and Real Estate, Chongqing University, 174 Shazhengjie, Shapingba, Chongqing, 400030, PR China. E-mail: yangzijin77@126.com.)
Section: Sustainability Implementation on Projects, pp. 421-430, (doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/41204(426)53)

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: ICSDC 2011: Integrating Sustainability Practices in the Construction Industry
Abstract: To explore the current situation of China’s management of construction waste, person-interviews were conducted in Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, and Shenzhen of China. The result of the interview revealed four main problems: first, government lack of management; second, insufficient attention to the construction process; third, poor technical conditions; fourth, poor transportation management system. Based on these findings, this paper tries to propose a model to enhance the performance of the China’s construction waste management. The model includes: implement the functions of government, promote technology innovation, increase the employees’ awareness of environmental protection, minimization site waste, standardize construction waste management and establish incentive mechanism.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Construction industry
Waste management
China
Sustainable development