A forum at the RMIT University is coming up on June 27 that will discuss the possibilities for builders to reduce their costs by reducing their waste.
In a release on Friday (June 21) the university highlighted the issue by pointing out that it can cost up to $3,000 to dispose of construction waste in Victoria for every single house you work on.
In terms of physical waste, that's around 23 cubic metres of discarded rubbish for every residential construction job.
And all of that waste is costing money, not only in discarded materials, but for the actual cost of disposing of such massive amounts of rubbish as well. It all adds up.
The University is hosting a breakfast forum on June 27 to discuss ways that you can cut down on this waste, and start saving yourself cash in the pocket and time on disposing of the trash.
"Finding a solution to minimising waste is not only good for the environment, but also offers a major cost saving for the building industry," explained chief investigator and professor of Construction Management in RMIT's School of Property Construction and Project Management Kerry London.