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 Chinedu (Esther) Onyekwere

Chinedu (Esther) Onyekwere

Research student, Welsh School of Architecture

Esther is currently a Phd research student with experience in lecturing and interest in sustainable materials and construction cost control. She has a Quantity surveying background and has been lecturing in Abia State Polytechnics before she proceeded for her Doctoral Degree in School of  Architecture,Cardiff Unversity due to her deep interest in sustainable materials.

Research interests

Construction cost control

Sustainable materials

Thesis

IMPACT OF REUSE/RECYCLING OF CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION WASTE ON THE COST PERFORMANCE OF CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

Construction and demolition waste(CDW) account for half of the solid waste generated in our environment. Extraction, processing and disposal of these material generates large amount of reusable and recyclable waste.Construction and demolition waste, when not properlly managed will become a threat to sustainable development and environmental concern. Reuse/recycling of CDW has the potential to be a major contributor to sustainable construction.  However, the rate of reuse and recycling is still low, especially in the developing countries. Therefore, an in depth study and analysis of potential utilization of waste in the Nigerian construction industry will create a strong backbone for sustainability in the construction industry and give strong support for green society. It is believed that this study would justifiably chart a new course in construction management in Nigeria. The main aim of this research is to explore the role of cost as a barrier or driver to reuse/recycling of construction and demolition waste. Under this wider scope, the research aims to evaluate the economic viability of construction and demolition waste reuse in Nigeria. 


 

Funding source

TETFund

Dr Vicki Stevenson

Dr Vicki Stevenson

Senior Lecturer