Strategies for Adoption of Circular Economy in the Nigeria Construction Industry


  • Abdulkabir Opeyemi Bello

    Department of Building, Federal University of Technology, Minna, 920101, Nigeria

    Dollahills Research Lab, Dollasoft Technologies, Lagos State, 101283, Nigeria

  • Abdullahi Idris

    Department of Building, Federal University of Technology, Minna, 920101, Nigeria



The concept of circular economy has gained recognition as a way to manage waste and conserve resources sustainably, and has the potential to transform the construction industry. This is particularly relevant in the construction industry due to the significant amounts of waste generated during the construction and demolition process. This study examines the perceived importance and effectiveness of strategies related to the circular economy in the construction industry. The data were collected through a survey administered to professionals in the construction sector, capturing their perceptions of various strategies. The results reveal that most strategies received high mean ratings, indicating their perceived significance. Strategies such as waste management and recycling facilities, design for disassembly, and prioritising the use of renewable and sustainable materials were highly valued by the respondents. Additionally, statistical analyses confirmed the significance of these strategies. However, some strategies received comparatively lower ratings, suggesting the need for further attention and improvement. The findings have important implications for policymakers, industry professionals, and stakeholders, guiding decision-making and resource allocation. By prioritising and implementing the identified strategies, stakeholders can drive the adoption of circular economy principles, enhance resource efficiency, and reduce waste in construction practices. Furthermore, this study lays the foundation for future research, highlighting the importance of exploring barriers to implementation, understanding synergies and trade-offs among strategies, conducting longitudinal studies to assess long-term impact, and broadening the participant pool for a more comprehensive understanding. Overall, this study contributes to the growing body of knowledge on the circular economy in the construction industry and provides valuable insights for promoting sustainability and circularity within the sector.


Circular economy; Construction industry; Strategies; Resource efficiency; Sustainability


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How to Cite

Bello, A. O., & Idris, A. (2023). Strategies for Adoption of Circular Economy in the Nigeria Construction Industry. Journal of Management Science & Engineering Research, 6(2), 47–59.


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