construction waste Articles

  • Strategies to improve waste management in Portuguese construction industry: the deconstruction process

    The environmental impact of the construction activity has gained increasing importance in the last few years and has become a key challenge for the sector. The resulting inconveniences of the activities in a construction project are numerous. However, there are still many examples of an inefficient waste management. The deconstruction of buildings has gained more and more attraction in recent ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Recycling efficiency in the construction industry

    Construction clients, policy makers and planners are increasingly setting requirements to encourage greater use of recovered materials in construction. A number of construction clients and product manufacturers have shown a desire to expand the consideration of materials efficiency to include recyclability as part of the sustainable construction agenda. Potentially there are significant benefits ...

  • Innovative use for a landfill compactor in crushing construction and demolition waste (C&D waste) - Case Study

    Expensive and diesel-hungry waste shredder led to an innovation in crushing construction and demolition waste (C&D waste). The compaction force of a twin drum design landfill compactor is unparalleled. When directed straight down onto the unsorted waste or landfill residue, the solid steel crushing teeth bite into the waste. The crushing is so efficient that the required fraction size is ...


    By Tana Oy

  • Building a lower carbon construction industry

    Dominic Burbidge, Senior Client Manager Carbon Trust Advisory takes a cradle-to-grave view of the construction sector value chain Carbon reduction is a complex challenge for all organisations, not least those in the construction industry. Taking a cradle-to-grave view of the construction sector value chain means considering all aspects of the design, construction, use and demolition of ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Construction site health and safety failures

    As what is largely agreed to be the world’s most dangerous industry, construction site Health and Safety failures constitute potentially severe harm to worker wellbeing, with the capacity to severely impact quality of life or – put bluntly – end it. Running contrary to this doom-laden approach though, improvements to the industry typically arise from assessing ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Zero Waste - Zero Waste - Zero Waste

    The Planning Group of the Zero waste International Alliance defines zero waste as: “Zero waste is a goal that is ethical, economical, efficient and visionary, to guide people in changing their lifestyles and practices to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are designed to become resources for other use.” I recently posted this question on ...


    By ABCOV Companies , LLC

  • Veolia Environmental Services Construction and Demolition Waste Landfill, Quebec City, Canada – Case Study

    Summary Biorem's biogas desulphurization product is providing very high removal efficiencies at a landfill site in Quebec. Despite the highly variable concentrations and low winter temperatures, the system has achieved an average removal efficiency of 97%, and has maintained outlet nydrogen sulphide concentration below target consistently. As a result, the customer has realized a ...


    By Biorem Technologies Inc.

  • Stopping the waste

    Maximising resource efficiency and minimising our climate impacts through the review of Europe’s main waste lawA chance to: Promote recycling, with EU-wide targets for recycling 50% of municipal and 70% of industrial and construction waste by 2020. Ensure that Europe really does prevent waste, including setting a target to stabilise waste production at 2008 levels by 2012. Oppose ...

  • Waste not, want not

    New CDE sand washing plant produces high-quality building materials from 50-year-old waste in Estonia’s capital,Talinn Estonian company Paekivitoodete Tehase (Limestone Products) have recently purchased a CDE sand washing plant to process a material that had previously been stockpiled as waste because of its high clay content. As a result, this same material is now being sold to the ...


    By CDEnviro

  • Construction debris recycle: assigning the costs to where they belong

    The research reported here developed a management model for construction and demolition waste in a Brazilian municipality with material flow sheet and economical balances. This waste is produced at a rate of 1.7 kg per person per day. The private construction sector is called upon to run and fund the waste movement network through correct fee structures. The heart of the network is a sorting and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Waste Disposal

    Introduction The final step in the waste management process is waste disposal, the permanent isolation of waste. Some wastes can be managed and disposed safely with existing facilities and proven methods. Other Department of Energy (DOE) wastes require more complex disposal facilities. DOE has conducted extensive research into alternative waste disposal methods and has concluded that deep ...

  • Inert and non-inert UK construction waste arisings: an investigation of current producers, uses and potential

    This report builds on the findings of a survey of construction waste carried out by APT Environmental in June 1999 in the Greater Nottingham area. It incorporates a review of current recycled material producers and investigates the potential and current use of inert and non-inert construction waste arisings. The materials have been categorised under the Environment Agency's classification system. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Benefits of wastewater treatment solution for designing and construction industry

    In each and every industry, wastewater treatment solution is very necessary as a large amount of water is being wasted. Mainly in the pulp and paper industry, a large amount of water is being used to manufacture different varieties of paper, paper boards and pulps. There is a heavy ...

  • Material flows analysis of construction aggregates in Taiwan

    Recent decades of economic and industrial development have accelerated the demand for and use of construction aggregates in Taiwan. Material Flows Analysis (MFA), the most common analysis tool of the scientific field of industrial ecology, was employed in this study. The study calculated, within a decade period, the deposits, domestic production, demand, import, export, per capita and per unit ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Study of oyster shell as a potential substrate for constructed wetlands

    We tested the suitability of oyster shell (OS) as a substrate for phosphorus removal in constructed wetlands (CWs) treating swine wastewater. OS is proven to have a significant phosphorus adsorption capacity; significant phosphorus removal was achieved in vertical subsurface flow constructed wetlands (VSSFs) that were filled with OS and used to treat swine wastewater. In the VSSF system, OS ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Environmental impact of higher recycled content in construction projects

    Construction clients, policy bodies and planning authorities are increasingly setting requirements for projects to measure and increase reused and recycled content. They are asking project teams to adopt the most significant opportunities for cost-neutral good practice within the chosen design, by identifying the top 5-10 substitutions specific to the project where one product can be replaced by ...

  • Waste not, want not

    Consultant Andy Ive considers solutions which not only comply but also enhance the environmental profile of today’s industrial companies. Until recently the prevailing perception in many industries, particularly those operating in emerging market areas has been that waste is an unwelcome inconvenience. The primary infrastructure of most companies was fundamentally not designed to deal with waste ...


    By Ive Design

  • Derwen construction commissions a new washing plant for aggregates

    Who’s involved? Derwen Construction and the Wales Environment Trust. Background. Derwen Construction was established in 1993 as a civil engineering company, however three years ago, when they began to find it difficult to find landfill sites for the inert waste generated on their sites, they decided to become self sufficient and set up a recycling plant, ...


    By CDEnviro

  • The Modular Building Construction Process: A 5-Step Guide

    Many people are turning to modular buildings as an affordable and efficient space solution. Since they are built off-site in sections, they make it easier for people to get into their building quickly while other aspects are being built around them. They can be used for permanent, long-term, or temporary facilities, making them a popular choice for classrooms, administrative offices, military ...


    By Satellite Shelters, Inc.

  • The problem of judgement in constructing numerical models for policy analysis

    In many different fields it is now commonplace for complex numerical models to be constructed with a view to illuminating public policy issues. The analysts who construct these models have to make many decisions on how to represent the issues numerically, and they sometimes seek expert advice in this task. In this paper we first justify our assertion that modelling problems of this nature involve ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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