Previously published as: Environmental Management and Health
Online from: 2003
Subject Area: Environmental Management/Environment
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|Title:||Eco-costing of construction waste|
|Author(s):||Khairulzan Yahya, (School of Architecture and Building Engineering, The University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK), A. Halim Boussabaine, (School of Architecture and Building Engineering, The University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK)|
|Citation:||Khairulzan Yahya, A. Halim Boussabaine, (2006) "Eco-costing of construction waste", Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, Vol. 17 Iss: 1, pp.6 - 19|
|Keywords:||Building sites, Costs, Ecology, Environmental management, Sustainable development, Waste management|
|Article type:||Research paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/14777830610639404 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide an analysis of the key issues to be addressed in developing a framework for the eco-costing of construction waste.
Design/methodology/approach – Based on an analysis of the literature, original thinking and the use of a case study, the key issues to be included in an eco-costing framework in the construction industry are discussed.
Findings – The relationship between process, policy, technology, impact and cost is discussed. The relationship between environmental cost and construction site activities is introduced. A mathematical model for eco-costing wastes from construction site activities is also presented.
Originality/value – This paper provides a first attempt to conceptualise eco-costing issues in relation to waste from building site activities, and also provides practical modelling for implementing an integrated strategy for the eco-costing of construction waste.
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