Construction and Demolition Waste Management Using BIM Technology

Jack C.P. Cheng1, Jongsung Won2 & Moumita Das3

1Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China, +852 2358-8186, cejcheng@ust.hk
2Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China, +852 9732-7699,jongsungwon@ust.hk
3PhD Candidate, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China, +852 9414-6893,mdas@ust.hk

Abstract

The amount of waste generated in construction and demolition (C&D) processes is enormous. Construction wastes are mainly generated due to improper design, poor procurement and planning, inefficient material handling, residues of raw materials, and unexpected changes in building design. Building information modelling (BIM) can efficiently manage the C&D waste by avoiding design problems, changes, and rework. This paper investigates the potential of BIM technology for supporting building design and construction processes to manage C&D waste. In particular, BIM-based approaches that can reduce, reuse, recycle, and manage construction waste through clash detection, quantity take-off, planning of construction activities, site utilization planning, and prefabrication are proposed in this paper.

Keywords

Building information modeling (BIM), collaboration, process, waste management, work flow.

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Reference

Cheng, J.C. , Won, J. & Das, M. 2015, 'Construction and Demolition Waste Management Using BIM Technology' In:, Seppänen, O., González, V.A. & Arroyo, P., 23rd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Perth, Australia, 29-31 Jul 2015. pp 381-390

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