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Title: Critical evaluation of allowance for resources wastefulness in the construction industry
Authors: Fapohunda, Julius Ayodeji 
Ogunsanmi, Olabode E 
Omoniyi, SS 
Fatokun, Ajibola O 
Keywords: Behavioural features;Building production;Construction resources;Incentives;Waste syndromes
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Journal of Sustainable Development
Abstract: In the construction industry, project site operatives see resources wastefulness as inevitable. Moreover, there is often an absence of appropriate resources to support waste management. This notion makes participants to a project exhibit nonchalantly towards optimising the “nuclear use” construction resources. It is also an important realisation that, these resources, materials, manpower and machinery are not only increasing in cost daily but also becoming increasingly scarce. Previous research has shown that more than 30% of construction resources often end up wasted during the building production process. These emanate the rational to evaluate the issues of ‘budgeting for resources waste syndromes’ in building industry, and to identify the appropriate measure of achieving optimal utilisation of these resources. This paper identifies the behavioural features of site participants in resources wastefulness and provides an incentive framework for achieving efficient utilisation of construction resources, which include self-fulfilment, belong-ness and appraisal. Adequate implementation of the framework proposed will not only be beneficial to the construction practitioners and researchers, but will also enhance construction sustainability and lean thinking in this building industry-regenerating era.
ISSN: 1913-9063
Appears in Collections:Scholarly Articles - Construction Management
Eng - Journal Articles, Faculty of Engineering

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