WIT Press


A SWOT Analysis Of The Construction And Demolition Waste Management Practices In Qatar

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SDP160631

Volume

210

Pages

11

Page Range

749 - 759

Published

2017

Size

362 kb

Author(s)

A. T. Abulebdah, F. Musharavati

Abstract

Due to the rapid economic growth, Qatar has recently witnessed a significant amount of construction waste. In comparison with other regions, relatively few studies have been carried out for investigating the construction and demolition waste management problems in Qatar. This paper contributes to this gap by providing insights into the current state of construction and demolition waste management practices in Qatar through application of the SWOT analysis method. Data and information for the SWOT analysis were derived from different sources including governmental reports, waste management related regulations, literature review, as well as structured and unstructured interviews with various stakeholders. The study avails information that can be used by relevant stakeholders to understand the internal and external conditions of construction and demolition waste management in Qatar for the purpose of improving waste management and positioning the current state of construction and demolition waste management towards sustainable practices. Based on the identified threats and weaknesses, seven strategies for improving the current state of construction and demolition waste management practices in Qatar were proposed and developed for implementation in Qatar.

Keywords

construction industry, construction and demolition waste, waste management, SWOT analysis