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What is Waste

Handbook of Research on Resource Management for Pollution and Waste Treatment
Careless use, extravagant or purposeless use of construction resources.
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Real-Time Construction Waste Reduction Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
Wallace Imoudu Enegbuma (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand), Jibril Adewale Bamgbade (Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak, Malaysia), Cosmas Pang Han Ming (Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak, Malaysia), Chukwuka Christian Ohueri (Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak, Malaysia), Bruno Lot Tanko (University of Reading, Malaysia), Edo Oga Ojoko (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia), Yakubu Aminu Dodo (Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Malaysia), and Sa'id Kori (University of Liverpool, UK)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-0369-0.ch025
The paradigm shift towards waste reduction in the construction industry has produced revolutionary techniques in assessing and mitigating waste during the construction lifecycle. Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technology presents potentials in real-time construction waste management for informed decision-making processes for site managers. Due to the dynamic and complex construction work environment, material and equipment, labour and management policies are subjected to latent and identified hazards. Therefore, this chapter focuses on the real time impact of construction waste. UAV technology was adopted. UAV flight mission and deployment time were designed to meet target requirements and snapshot checklist. Data images were captured from an 11-storey residential building and analysed for conformity to construction waste and safety requirements. The prevalence of exposed material and equipment, low labour awareness, and need for policy shift to circular economy was predominant. Further studies can explore multiple construction monitoring and other category of construction works.
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Any activity that consumes resources but creates no value for the customer. (Marchwinski et al., 2008).
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Any material or substance that is left over from human and animal activities or from productive processes. This can include organic matter, such as food waste and agricultural residues, as well as domestic waste, industrial effluents, and gases released in industrial processes or by engines. Waste is often classified according to its source or characteristics, such as hazardous waste, municipal solid waste, or electronic waste.
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Any substance which is discarded after primary use, or is worthless, defective and of no use.
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Is any substance that is discarded after primary use, or it is worthless, defective, and of no use. It is unwanted material (discharged to, deposited in, or emitted to an environment in such amount or manner that causes a harmful change) left over from a production process, or output which has no marketable value.
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Lean deals with the reduction or elimination of many types of waste with lowest cost and customer defined quality as driving forces. Lean identifies seven types of waste; over-production, inventory, conveyance, correction, motion, processing, waiting In Lean, waste is called MUDA, which comes from the Japanese term for waste.
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Unwanted materials left over from a manufacturing process or consumption process.
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Useless, unwanted or discarded material, including solids, liquids and gases. Solid wastes are classified as refuse.
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Material resulting from production or consumption processes, the accumulation of which in nature can cause environmental degradation.
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Goods, services, or wealth that is attainable or exists, but is not used to its full benefit.
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