building site waste Articles

  • Walthamstow Academy - Case Study

    Project Duration: 7 weeks Completed: June 2014 Contract Value: £365,000 Floor Area: 325m² Turnkey service elements completed: Design Manufacture Delivery Installation ...


    By Modulek

  • Case Study: City of Torrance - Building 12

    Ellis identified lead contamination on pavement and soils in the city maintenance yard adjacent to this multi-use recreational facility. The contaminant was traced to the buildings' former use as a military storage bunker. Working quickly, Ellis designed and managed the abatement and demolition of 2 buildings at the site, insuring that all lead-contaminated waste was properly contained, ...

  • Solid waste management project in the building industry: analysing existing proposals

    Construction waste (CW) has become a world concern resulting in different problems associated with its massive production and inappropriate disposal. As a result, there are negative impacts on environmental and social issues in urban areas. Therefore it is of utmost importance that firms develop building industry solid waste management projects on their building sites in order to combat this ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • How can we reduce concrete’s hefty carbon footprint?

    Bit by bit, innovators are chipping away at this ubiquitous material’s environmental downsides A roomful of materials scientists, gathered at UCLA for a recent conference on “grand challenges in construction materials,” slowly passed a brick-size white block around the room. They held in their hands, briefly, part of the solution to one of those grand ...


    By Ensia

  • Cadbury Schweppes, Bristol - Case Study

    Customer: CADBURY SCHWEPPES Location: Bristol, UK Installation Date: 10th December 2005 Industry Sector: Manufacture of chocolate confectionary Pre-install Issues: The particular issue for ...


    By Recovered Oil Ltd.

  • How can we reduce concrete’s hefty carbon footprint?

    A roomful of materials scientists, gathered at UCLA for a recent conference on “grand challenges in construction materials,” slowly passed a brick-size white block around the room. They held in their hands, briefly, part of the solution to one of those grand challenges. The white block, rock solid and surprisingly lightweight, was a new alternative to cement, the glue that holds ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Plasterboard waste recovery from smaller building sites

    Most methods for recovering waste plasterboard from construction sites rely on it being segregated on site into adedicated collection container, such as a skip, bin or bags.  This can be difficult for smaller building sites where spacefor these containers may be limited, and the quantities of plasterboard waste are small thus reducing the costeffectiveness of recovery. However, many small ...

  • Greening the Built Environment

    ASTM Standards and Products Form the Foundation of Sustainable Construction Efforts Today, a major focal point for the worldwide building industry is the growing demand for sustainable construction. Sustainable, or “green,” construction is focused on the more effective use of resources and ultimately the creation of healthier, energy efficient, more environmentally ...


    By ASTM International

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