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A Confirmatory Framework PLS-SEM for Construction Waste Reduction as Part of Achieving Sustainable Development Goals of a Building

Version 1 : Received: 18 July 2021 / Approved: 19 July 2021 / Online: 19 July 2021 (12:11:42 CEST)

How to cite: Mohammed, M.; Shafiq, N.; Elmansoury, A.; Abdallah Zawawi, N.A.W.; Muhammad, A. A Confirmatory Framework PLS-SEM for Construction Waste Reduction as Part of Achieving Sustainable Development Goals of a Building. Preprints 2021, 2021070409 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202107.0409.v1). Mohammed, M.; Shafiq, N.; Elmansoury, A.; Abdallah Zawawi, N.A.W.; Muhammad, A. A Confirmatory Framework PLS-SEM for Construction Waste Reduction as Part of Achieving Sustainable Development Goals of a Building. Preprints 2021, 2021070409 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202107.0409.v1).

Abstract

As a result of rapid population growth, an exponentially growing human population, and industrial expansion, it has become increasingly difficult to manage municipal solid wastes throughout the world. Decentralized waste management systems have created difficult situations in developing countries such as Malaysia. Wastes generated in the country, due to various cultural, social, and religious activities, organic and contributing to environmental pollution (air, water, and soil) and human health troubles. A questionnaire survey was participated by 220 construction professionals in Malaysia using structured and semi-structured methods. The framework was assessed using A partial least square structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM) to target sustainable development goals (SDG). Statistical analysis results indicate a significant effect between SCW management, since(r(270)=.687, P<0.001). Improving factors has strong relationship with SCW management, since(r(270)=.723, P<0.001). The mediation results also suggested a significant indirect positive effect of improving factors drivers on SCW management through policy-related factors sinceβ=0.688, t=8.254, P<0.001, 95% CI for β=0.536,0.866. Finally, policy-related factors construct has a strong relationship with SCWM) management, since(r(270)=.811, P<0.001) With the R Square of 0.787 and 0.785. The developed framework can improve construction waste management in the construction industry and enhance construction waste management to achieve global sustainable development goals. The findings show that one of the most critical issues of enhancing profitability is using preventive policies to reduce construction waste. This study could guide construction industry stakeholders in identifying the different waste management features during a building project's construction and design stage

Subject Areas

Effective Construction; Waste Reduction; achieving Sustainable Development Goals; partial least square structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM)

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