Supply Chain Framework in Enhancing Construction Waste Management: A Case Study in Klang Valley

  • Raja Nor Husna Raja Mohd NoorEmail author
  • Intan Rohani Endut
  • Ahmad Ruslan Mohd Redzuan
  • Nurol Huda Dahalan
  • Juzailah Nur Yunus
  • Nor Janna Tammy
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 53)


Construction Waste Management is part of a growing movement towards a sustainable world. The Eleventh Malaysia Plan had played a significant role in the demands of executing major residential housing project developments where it has been observed that construction wastes was one of the priorities among waste streams. The lack in the highlighting of the proper flow of the construction waste process has called for a need to contextualize, explore and document its practice in the construction industry to identify the current existing process of construction waste management, the barriers and the major types and composition of construction waste generated. The aim of this research is to develop the supply chain framework. This aim was achieved through a preliminary study and a case study method which was conducted in the Klang Valley using the qualitative and quantitative methods. First, a semi-structured interview was conducted among 20 contractors (G7) to identify the current existing process for construction waste management. The second method distributed the questionnaires and 60 responses from contractors (G7), clients and consultants were received on the barriers in the construction waste management process. The Third method conducted a survey on the heaps of waste through observation, estimated to identify the main types of construction waste produced. The main conclusions drawn from the findings gathered have produced that the supply chain framework consists of five main stages or process: waste generation, waste collection, waste segregation, waste reusing and recycling; and waste disposal which is directly used in managing the major construction waste produced including wood, metal, steel, bricks, cement and packaging. Each of these processes consists of comprehensive action taken and specific barriers as strategic items in enhancing the managing process of construction waste. With that, the establishment of this supply chain framework could enhance the current existing process in managing construction waste whereby indirectly reducing the amount of construction waste from being directly disposed in landfills through reusing and the recycling process.


Supply chain framework Construction waste 



The authors are grateful to the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA Malaysia and Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) Malaysia for funding of research work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raja Nor Husna Raja Mohd Noor
    • 1
    Email author
  • Intan Rohani Endut
    • 2
  • Ahmad Ruslan Mohd Redzuan
    • 2
  • Nurol Huda Dahalan
    • 1
  • Juzailah Nur Yunus
    • 1
  • Nor Janna Tammy
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Civil EngineeringUniversiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)Permatang PauhMalaysia
  2. 2.Faculty of Civil EngineeringUniversiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)Shah AlamMalaysia

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