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Construction Waste Generation in Malaysia
Ain Nadiah bt. Ismail
International Islamic University Malaysia

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Ain Nadiah bt Ismail, Department of Quantity Surveying, International Islamic University Malaysia.
Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Ain Nadiah bt Ismail, Department of Quantity Surveying Mahallah Halimatus Sa’adiah, International Islamic University Malaysia, 53100 Gombak. E-mail: ain.nadiah@rocketmail.com

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The purpose of this study is to examine the viewpoints of Kuliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design (KAED) students from the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) in regard to material waste generation in construction industry. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the factors for construction waste generation and the barriers that limit the practice of construction waste management in Malaysia. This study used quantitative methodological approach and questionnaire was used as the instrument. Thirty respondents participated in this study. The results indicated that poor or inadequate material storage was the main contributory factor for construction waste generation in Malaysia. Meanwhile, lack of construction waste management technology was the main barrier that limited the practice of construction waste management in Malaysia. It can be concluded that construction sites in Malaysia are relatively limited in space and Malaysia lacks technological advancement in practicing construction waste management. This study may have implications for key players in construction industry as they may minimize their waste in particular projects by knowing the factors and being able to avoid the barriers that limit the practice of waste management found in this study. Few limitations were experienced while conducting this study which were ambiguity of questions in the questionnaire and respondents’ lack of knowledge and experience in the



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