Effective Front-End Strategies to Reduce Waste on Construction Projects, 1st ed. 2019

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This volume outlines a progressively staged process focused on fostering a more effective, more efficient, and greener global construction industry. The research-based book commences with an evaluation of eight methodologies identified after a worldwide literature and compliance review. It is followed by a more detailed report on four of these options, with the ultimate objective of independent selection within the construction engineering community of a single most appropriate methodology as the approach for further, more-detailed investigation. The eight methodologies were selected against six key performance indicators developed as assessment criteria and include knowledge management, lean construction, construction contract procurement practices, optimal work duration on site, construction site waste, rationalization of construction safety regulations, sustainable construction labor force, and portfolio project development. A primary outcome of the selected methodology being a triple bottom-line benefit to key stakeholders, commercially and also to the ecology, along with the community at large.

Front-end construction waste strategies to serve as best practices to minimize waste generated by construction projects was the methodology selected for detailed research. The text also covers the primary sources of construction waste. The book is ideal for civil and construction engineers as well as project developers; managers and public sector waste management specialists.


Introduction Description.- Long List of 8 Methodologies Description.- Short List of 4 Methodologies Description.- Authors Core Study Objectives Description.- Research Methods Description.- Results Description.- Findings Description.- Discussion.- Conclusion.- Recommendations.- Acknowledgements.- Conflicts of Interest.- Dedication.

Peter G. Rundle is a chartered professional civil engineer. Mr Rundle has held roles as engineering manager, construction manager, project manager, project director and company director,  in the development and execution of major engineering projects, on 12 long term assignments  in 10 countries. He holds an MBA, MSc.(Research) and a DCE. Mr Rundle is undertaking a PhD in 2019 to develop this research. He was a 2017 finalist for SCU Alumnus of the Year and earned a High Distinction average for his MBA, topping all students in three postgraduate units. In 2016, he attended London School of Economics in the UK and studied a summer school unit of Macroeconomics.  He has been engaged on a broad range of projects, varying from a site manager on a US$2 billion dollar nickel mine construction project, to engineering manager for a port project in the South Pacific. Mr. Rundle spent the early part of his career as a bridge engineer, working in such locations as Papua New Guinea and Saudi Arabia. He has recently been Chief Operating Officer for the largest division of a global engineering company with over 2,000 personnel reporting to him. He has been a study manager, project manager and project director on 22 project studies. The last feasibility study he supervised was for a US$ 4.5 billion coal mine with a study cost US$58 million. Mr Rundle is a member of both Engineers Australia and also the American Society of Engineers. He has been employed by several of the world's largest contractors (Bechtel; Brown and Root; Aker Kvaerner etc.) both in Australia and internationally.

Alireza Bahadori, PhD, CEng, MIChemE, CPEng, MIEAust, RPEQ, NER is a research staff member in the School of Environment, Science and Engineering at Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW, Australia. He received his PhD from Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. During the past twenty years, Dr. Bahadori has held various process and petro

Shines a light on the extremely important topic of the global construction’s use raw materials and generation of waste

Fills a void the academic literature on the critical need to embrace front-end strategies to reduce waste on construction projects along with recovery, re-use, and recycling

Evaluates each of the solutions presented and their means of implementation

Encourages readership beyond the book’s core audiences of engineers and site managers to government, environmental groups, and the larger community

Points to other areas of future practical research in construction waste management