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dc.contributor.authorZou, Patrick
dc.contributor.authorHardy, Robyn
dc.contributor.authorYang, Rebecca
dc.description.abstractBuilding and construction waste materials continue to be a major problem causing significant environmental impact worldwide. Broad university-industry collaborative research was undertaken in 2014 to identify the barriers, opportunities and strategies for reducing, reusing and recycling building and construction waste materials in the Australian Capital Region (located in the south-eastern corner of Australia and includes the Australian Capital Territory). This paper presents and discusses the results in relation to the barriers and possible strategies to overcome these barriers. To identify the barriers several workshops and interviews were undertaken. The workshop participants and interviewees were first provided a list of 12 barriers derived from review of relevant literature. They were then asked to think ‘outside of the box’ to identify any more barriers that were not captured in the list. Seven new barriers were identified, resulting in a total of 19 barriers. This research contributes to the field by identifying new barriers and providing corresponding strategies, which were developed together with frontline practitioners and managers. The overall outcomes have led to the development of the second stage of this collaborative research project.en_NZ
dc.publisherUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.rightsBarriers to building and construction waste reduction, reuse and recycling : a case study of the Australian Capital Region, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.en_NZ
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 New Zealand*
dc.subjectbuilding recyclingen_NZ
dc.subjectwaste reductionen_NZ
dc.subjectconstruction wasteen_NZ
dc.subjectdemolition wasteen_NZ
dc.subjectbuilding adaptationen_NZ
dc.subjectAustralian Capital Regionen_NZ
dc.subjectcollaborative researchen_NZ
dc.subjectindustry collaborationen_NZ
dc.titleBarriers to building and construction waste reduction, reuse and recycling : a case study of the Australian Capital Regionen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedingsen_NZ
dc.rights.holderUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden050205 Environmental Managementen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120202 Building Science and Techniquesen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationZou, P., Hardy, R. and Yang, R. (2015). Barriers to building and construction waste reduction, reuse and recycling : a case study of the Australian Capital Region. In M. Panko and L. Kestle (Eds.). Building Today - Saving Tomorrow: Sustainability In Construction And Deconstruction Conference Proceedings. (pp. 27-35). Unitec Institute of Technology. Retrieved from:
unitec.institutionSwinburne University Of Technology (Melbourne, Victoria)en_NZ
unitec.institutionUniversity of Canberra (Australian Capital Territory)en_NZ
unitec.institutionRoyal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Melbourne, Victoria)en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleBuilding today - saving tomorrow : sustainability in construction and deconstruction conference proceedingsen_NZ
unitec.conference.titleBuilding today - saving tomorrow : sustainability in construction and deconstruction conferenceen_NZ
unitec.conference.orgUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ

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