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Research Publications in journals:
Sustainable construction: construction and demolition waste reconsidered
Year:2010
Research Areas
  • Construction of engineering
Information
Abstract
Construction activity in Europe has increased substantially in the past decade. Likewise, there has also been a commensurate rise in the generation of construction and demolition waste (C&DW). This, together with the fact that in many European countries the rate of recycling and reuse of C&DW is still quite low has engendered a serious environmental problem and a motivation to develop strategies and management plans to solve it. Due to its composition, there is a significant potential to reuse and/or recycle C&DW, and thereby, contribute to improving the sustainability of construction and development, but practical procedures are not yet widely known or practiced in the construction industry. This article (a) summarizes the different applications that are presently practiced to optimize the recovery and/or application of C&DW for reuse, and (b) proposes various measures and strategies to improve the processing of this waste. The authors suggest that to enhance environmental effectiveness, a conscious and comprehensive C&DW management plan should be implemented in each jurisdiction. More precisely, this study presents a holistic approach towards C&DW management, through which environmental benefits can be achieved through the application of new construction methods that can contribute to sustainable growth.
International
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JCR
Si
Title
WASTE MANAGEMENT AND RESEARCH
ISBN
0734-242X
Impact factor JCR
1,308
Impact info
Volume
Journal number
From page
118
To page
129
Month
FEBRERO
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Mercedes del Rio Merino (UPM)
  • Autor: Pilar Cristina Izquierdo Gracia (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Tecnología Edificatoria y Medio ambiente
  • Departamento: Construcciones Arquitectónicas y su Control
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