A study to assess management approaches of construction material waste on selected construction sites in Kampala, Uganda.
Kinsambwe, Desmond Elijah
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The construction industry is one of the most vital constituents of any country's economy, the industry remains on a steady path of growth and development all over the world. But despite all its benefits, it is equally known for producing large amounts of wastes. In developing countries, as is the case in Uganda, it is an enormous task for professionals involved in the built environment to identify and address the waste problem in the construction process. Kampala which is the capital city of Uganda is budding with numerous on-going construction projects that have the potential to generate large volumes of waste which if not managed well has negative impacts on the construction process, health and environmental sustainability. Waste is an unwanted or unusable material, discarded after primary use. Waste management are all activities and actions required to manage waste from its inception to its final disposal, involving assortment, transportation, processing, and disposal of the waste material. The tools of this study were review of existing literature, structured questionnaires and interview guides used to obtain relevant information from the professionals involved in the construction industry within selected construction sites in Kampala. Therefore, this research study was undertaken to find out and assess the approaches in use on different construction site in Kampala and provide updated information on their performance as well as recommend necessary changes to improve management of construction waste in Kampala.