Science Mapping Approach to Assisting the Review of Construction and Demolition Waste Management Research Published between 2009 and 2018

Ruoyu Jin, Hongping Yuan, Qian Chen

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Abstract

Sustainable treatments of construction and demolition (C&D) wastes have become an increasingly urgent social, environmental, and economic issue worldwide. Based on a filter of 370 articles related to C&D waste management,this review-based study adopted a science mapping approach to evaluating the recent decade’s C&D waste management research. Through a three-step workflow consisting of bibliometric literature search, scientometric analysis, and qualitative discussion, this study identified the most influential journals, scholars, articles, and countries that have been active and influential in the C&D waste managementresearch since 2009. Keyword analysis revealed the emerging research topics, such as BIM, prefabricated construction, Big Data, and Circular Economy. The follow-up discussion summarized the mainstream research areas (e.g., qualification of waste generation), discussed research gaps (e.g., integration of BIM and Big Data into C&D waste management), and proposed the framework for near-future research, such as a comprehensive evaluation of the performance of C&D waste diversion, human factors, and design and planning for waste diversion. By providing the big picture of the latest research in C&D waste management since 2009,the paper serves as a multi-disciplinary guide for practitioners and researchers to link current research areas into future trends.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-188
Number of pages14
JournalResources, Conservation and Recycling
Volume140
Publication statusPublished - 2 Oct 2018

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