EXPLORING FACTORS LEADING TO THE HOLISTIC REDUCTION OF WASTE IN CONSTRUCTION
Authors: Pullen, Stephen; Palmer, Jasmine; Chiveralls, Keri; Zillante, George; Zuo, Jian; Wilson, Lou
Waste in construction can range from excess materials discarded on the construction site through to the unnecessary demolition of parts of buildings that could be re-used in new structures. This paper reports on research which explores the factors leading to the holistic reduction of waste in construction. The research described is part of an Australian Research Council Linkage project entitled “Reconsidering sustainable building and design: a cultural change approach”. A series of charrettes have been planned to elicit responses from a large number of stakeholders with experience in the delivery of green buildings. This paper reports on the outcomes from the initial two of the series of charrettes where three key research themes have been explored.