CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION WASTE MANAGEMENT IN THE UAE: APPLICATION AND OBSTACLES
Keywords:Construction and Demolition- Sustainability- Waste Management- Construction Industry
The purpose of this paper is to identify and evaluate the advantages and the obstacles of C&D (Construction and Demolition) waste management in UAE (United Arab Emirates). A mixed research methodology was used to identify and evaluate the advantages and barriers facing C&D waste management in the UAE. The qualitative method reflects collecting a review of published literature from peer-reviewed journals on C&D waste as well as from the conducted unstructured interview. The quantitative portion of the study was a questionnaire using a multiple-choice questionnaire and a five scale Likert-style ratings for quantifying the results. The adoption of sustainable methods for waste minimisation on construction sites in the UAE looks positive. The profile of the UAE construction sector has radically changed during the last two decades. The sharing of knowledge and a culture of cooperation on construction sites are highly needed currently. The research could be presented in much stronger base analysis if it was based on a case study with the UAE local market. However, organizations are very much reluctant to offer such data due to the sensitivity of the matter.