Business Innovative Practices and Competences Construction and Demolition Waste Management

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Type: Examensarbete för masterexamen
Master Thesis
Title: Business Innovative Practices and Competences Construction and Demolition Waste Management
Abstract: Business innovative perspective in promoting sustainable construction and demolition waste management is investigated in this work as an alternate solution in offsetting current as well as forecasted waste rise within the construction sector. Business innovative model towards construction waste management provides a promising option. The research work uses business model canvas to investigate how innovative business practices and competencies of some construction firms are towards waste management. The aim of the research focused on identifying hindrances that could halt the developing new business proposal toward construction waste management, investigate the extent of innovative practices of construction firms, and the market potentials of construction and demolition waste. The results illustrated that current business practices are still in the descending order of recycling; waste to energy (WTE) and landfill with notably WTE leading the helm, construction firm demanding better balance from other actors or stakeholders i.e. the municipalities, partners, legislators, etc., in striving to develop new business in reducing their waste generation; distinctive business competence strategy seems to be successful approach in developing innovative practices towards green construction waste management; key challenges outlined are high cost of managing waste especially demolition waste, difficulty for construction firms in envisaging waste as a key resource due to the quality standard, finding a robust solution in sharing waste management knowledge and a better steering model in changing old waste behaviors in construction firms operatives, etc.
Keywords: Samhällsbyggnadsteknik;Civil Engineering
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Chalmers tekniska högskola / Institutionen för arkitektur och samhällsbyggnadsteknik
Chalmers University of Technology / Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering
Series/Report no.: Examensarbete - Institutionen för bygg- och miljöteknik, Chalmers tekniska högskola : BOMX02-17-90
Collection:Examensarbeten för masterexamen // Master Theses

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