A Review On The Construction Method In Minimising Construction Waste In Malaysia


Economic and development growth are mainly supported by the construction industry. Consequently, the escalation and advancement in the building industry had produced massive wastes, affecting the environments’ quality. The problem highlighted is supported by previous studies which proved that it is one of the main concerns to be resolved in future. This paper is based on a review of the construction waste and its scenario in Malaysia. Based on the data collected from previous studies, it can be identified that wood is the main waste materials that are generated in the construction industry due to the high usage of wood in the conventional method of the formwork system. The high amount of construction waste generated also resulted in more illegal waste dumping impacting the environment in Malaysia. This paper discusses on the construction technique that can help in minimising construction waste. Industrialised Building System (IBS) is one of the methods which apply prefabrication and factory-produced construction in Malaysia. It is one of the efforts reducing the production of construction debris on site due to the structural components being produced in a regulated space such as a factory rather than on the construction site. RBM Building System and the new digital IBS is one of the other construction methods that are improvised from the previous IBS which maximise the potential of minimisation of waste construction.

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Rahaman, F. A. A., Samad*, M. H. A., & Taib, N. (2017). A Review On The Construction Method In Minimising Construction Waste In Malaysia. In P. A. J. Wahid, P. I. D. A. Aziz Abdul Samad, P. D. S. Sheikh Ahmad, & A. P. D. P. Pujinda (Eds.), Carving The Future Built Environment: Environmental, Economic And Social Resilience, vol 2. European Proceedings of Multidisciplinary Sciences (pp. 215-223). Future Academy. https://doi.org/10.15405/epms.2019.12.21