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Artículos en revistas:
Sustainable construction: construction and demolition waste reconsidered
Año:2010
Áreas de investigación
  • Ingeniería de construcción
Datos
Descripción
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.
Internacional
Si
JCR del ISI
Si
Título de la revista
WASTE MANAGEMENT AND RESEARCH
ISSN
0734-242X
Factor de impacto JCR
1,308
Información de impacto
Volumen
DOI
Número de revista
Desde la página
118
Hasta la página
129
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Participantes
  • Autor: Mercedes del Rio Merino (UPM)
  • Autor: Pilar Cristina Izquierdo Gracia (UPM)
Grupos de investigación, Departamentos, Centros e Institutos de I+D+i relacionados
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Tecnología Edificatoria y Medio ambiente
  • Departamento: Construcciones Arquitectónicas y su Control
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