Expository study of building related health issues: need for safety measures

Saheed O. Ajayi, Lukumon O. Oyedele, Muhammad Bilal, Olugbenga O. Akinade, Hafiz Alaka, Hakeem A Owolabi

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Apart from various fiscal and legislative measures, several research efforts have been made towards ensuring adequate diversion of construction waste from landfill. However, despite these joint efforts, waste landfilling continues being a popular waste management approach, suggesting ineffectiveness of the existing waste management strategies. As such, this study seeks to identify knowledge gap and suggest holistic solution for effective construction waste management. The overall methodological approach of the paper was a critical review and analysis of extant literatures, coupled with series of focus group interview with construction professionals. Strong indications emerged from the study that the reason for ineffectiveness of the existing waste management strategies is due to their BIM incompatibility, provision of solution after waste has occurred and evaluation of waste and construction activities from static perspective. Owing to these, this paper propose a holistic dynamic BIM system which considers all stages of building delivery processes, employ dynamic system approach, and interoperable with design, procurement and construction management tools and platforms.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmart, sustainable and healthy city, Proceedings of the First International Conference of the CIB Middle East and North Africa Research Network (CIB-MENA 2014)
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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