Waste in the construction industry has been the subject of several research projects around the world in recent years. The high volume of waste generated in construction necessitates this study on construction waste minimization practices carried out at selected sites in Abuja, Nigeria. This is with a view to minimizing construction waste through the waste hierarchy principles in addition to other site waste management practices. The research studied the practices used in the management of construction material waste in selected construction sites in Abuja through structured questionnaires administered on construction professionals at the selected sites. The study found that there was no specific legislation on the control of construction waste; and construction professionals felt that completion of projects within a time frame, according to specification and within budget was more important than controlling the quantity of waste produced. While these professionals agreed that there was a need to incorporate site waste management practices, they not only lacked implementation guidelines, but their construction organizations did not have existing policies on site waste management as well. The study therefore recommends that waste management practices should be made an integral part of construction project objectives. The concept of waste hierarchy and efficient utilization of construction materials should be backed by legislation.
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