Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2019, Volume: 12, Issue: 17, Pages: 1-10
Maytham Kadhim Obaid1*, Ismail Abdul Rahman1, Intidhar Jabir Idan2 and Sasitharan Nagapan1
1Faculty of Civil Engineering and Environment Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, 86400 Parit Raja, Malaysia; [email protected]
2Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Babylon, Babylon, Iraq
*Author for correspondence
Maytham Kadhim Obaid
Faculty of Civil Engineering and Environment Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, 86400 Parit Raja, Malaysia.
Email: [email protected]
Because of the economic evolution and advancement of the construction industry observed by many countries, the critical requirement for utilizing contemporary potentials in it is to construct taller and deeper buildings. On the other hand, the problems that rise with the similar capacity is the generation of millions of tons of construction waste each year. Such generation of construction waste causing many landfilling and environment problems in the world. Through the last few decades, the rapid development of construction industry has been also observed in Iraq. Such rapid development causes huge amount of construction waste also and causing not only landfilling problems but also effects to environment. In this research work, review has been taken to emphasize on construction waste. Almost 51 latest and critical research papers and web blogs has been reviewed. On the basis of reviewed literature in this research work, it is observed that no any standards have been set for disposing off the construction waste at Government level. Also, many non-government companies are working to construct proper lands for disposing off the construction waste. But still, the union of Iraqi Contractors and Engineer League must symposium on construction waste and designed better plans to manage waste and disposing off construction debris.
Keywords: Amount and Distribution, Construction Waste, Construction Waste Management, Construction Waste types, Sources
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