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Construction and Demolition Waste Management Practices and their Economic Impacts

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Feb. 1, 1999)

The European Commission has funded a report called 'Construction and demolition waste management practices and their economic impacts'. The project was undertaken by SYMONDS GROUP (United Kingdom) in association with ARGUS (Germany), COWI Consulting Engineers and Planners (Denmark) and PRC Bouwcentrum (the Netherlands). Basic aim of the project ...

Green demolition certification

by Inderscience Publishers  (Feb. 13, 2006)

This paper describes a proposed certification as a means to validate 'sustainable' building removals by a government agency or building owner. It may be used for several purposes such as: pre-qualifying a contractor, issuing a deconstruction permit, documenting waste diversion goals, or for awarding incentives. Certification is awarded to any ...

Waste quantification models for estimation of construction and demolition waste generation: a review

by Inderscience Publishers  (Oct. 3, 2012)

Quantification is crucial for construction and demolition waste management. Accurate estimation can be satisfied by developing waste quantification model that is applicable for regional or nation–wide C&D waste generation. This paper presents a review on quantification models for C&D waste from literatures and how they correlate. Most studies ...

Mold and the Re-use of Demolition Materials

by Environmental Waste Management Associates LLC (EWMA)  (Apr. 15, 2010)

The presence of mold during construction, occupancy,or demolition of a building can have significant effects on a project’s cost, timing, and public perception. Mold is a type of fungus and is included in the same family as yeasts and mushrooms. Molds are naturally occurring microscopic organisms that are most often associated with damp, musty ...

Construction and demolition waste processing in Athens, Greece: a pilot demonstration

by Inderscience Publishers  (Apr. 16, 2009)

Construction and Demolition Wastes (CDWs) constitute a waste fraction, which is quantitatively at least as high as municipal solid waste in Greece and other countries. This paper presents the current situation on CDW management in Greece and focuses on the results from the operation of a pilot processing plant. CDW was collected from construction ...

Benefits to groundwater quality by diverting construction and demolition wastes from landfills

by Inderscience Publishers  (Apr. 20, 2005)

The objective of this report is to evaluate the effects to groundwater by diversion of solid wastes from landfills. The focus is directed to the diversion of solid wastes from construction and demolition landfills associated with deconstruction and demolition projects. The environmental benefits of this diversion are discussed including ...

Similarities and synergies between mineral processing and recycling of Construction and Demolition Waste

by Inderscience Publishers  (Dec. 21, 2010)

Recycled aggregates from Construction and Demolition Waste (C&DW) can replace natural aggregates in applications such as road construction and concrete production, but in the latter instance there are stringent quality requirements. This paper proposes the application of mineral dressing concepts to the characterisation of C&DW. The main strengths ...

Indicators to assess the recovery of natural resources contained in demolition waste

by SAGE Publications  (Mar. 1, 2009)

Demolition waste materials are one of the major industrial waste deposits in many countries and represent an important quantity of potential resources that are not exploited, because the major part of these wastes go to landfill. Indeed, recycling or recovery of demolition waste can reduce the need of primary natural resources. This article gives ...

Review of Selected Waste Streams: Sewage Sludge, Construction and Demolition Waste, Waste Oils, Waste from Coal-fired Power Plants and Biodegradable Municipal Waste

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Jan. 1, 2002)

Five waste streams are reviewed in this technical report: sewage sludge, construction and demolition waste, waste oils, waste from coal-fired power plants and biodegradable municipal waste. The review focuses on the quantities of wastes produced and on systems used to collect and treat them in several European countries and ...

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