Material Wastes and Management Strategies in the Building Construction Sites (BCS)


The 7th International Project and Construction Management Conference, IPCMC 2022, İstanbul, Turkey, 20 - 22 October 2022, vol.1, no.9, pp.1156-1168

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1156-1168
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Waste is an important problem that should be handled due to the inadequacy of world sources. When the waste generation caused by economic activities are investigated, it is seen that construction industry (CI) has the largest share in waste generation with 35.9%. Therefore, taking precautions against to wastes and managing them should have the precedence in the CI as well as the other management facilities because of cost and source threats. Material wastes, one of the physical wastes, have a strong impact on the waste generation. Being tangibility of material wastes makes them managed in sustainable way considering waste management strategies. Because of being material wastes are an urgent problem to be solved, in this paper it is aimed to investigate waste management strategies and material wastes which are occurred in the BCS. In this study, top material wastes, are produced in the BCS, are determined, and grouped whereas investigating the causes of material wastes and making suggestion for managing them during the construction process. Since it is thought that material waste could be minimized when it is known which material should be cared primarily and how they could be evaluated in the waste management process.

Keywords: material wastes, waste management strategies, construction site waste management, building material wastes.