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Type: Journal article
Title: Attitudinal and behavioural approaches to improving waste management on construction projects in Australia: Benefits and limitations
Author: Udawatta, N.
Zuo, J.
Chiveralls, K.
Zillante, G.
Citation: The International Journal of Construction Management, 2015; 15(2):137-147
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Issue Date: 2015
ISSN: 1562-3599
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Nilupa Udawatta, Jian Zuo, Keri Chiveralls and George Zillante
Abstract: This research aims to understand the attitudes and behaviours of stakeholders towards waste management and consequently identify ways of improving waste management practices in construction projects. Semi-structured interviews were conducted. The findings reveal that most of the decisions in construction projects are based on their financial returns unless there is a special requirement to comply with Green Star or any other sustainable building rating system. Even though there is a trend towards environment-friendly construction, contractors are favourable towards methods involving financial incentives. Results also indicate that private developers are more price-driven compared with government clients. Findings reveal the necessity of enforcing legislation to improve waste management practices until such practices become culturally embedded in organizations across the supply chain. Similarly, end users’ motivation towards waste management was also identified as a key to encouraging stakeholders of construction projects and improving their attitudes and behaviours towards waste management practices.
Keywords: Attitudes; behaviours; construction projects; waste management; Australia
Description: Published online: 24 Apr 2015.
Rights: © 2015 Taylor & Francis
DOI: 10.1080/15623599.2015.1033815
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