construction waste reduction Articles

  • Evaluation of construction waste in Xanxerê: possibilities for a more sustainable end

    This research aims to study new strategies of reduction and destination of construction waste, as well as acknowledge what is being done with the waste produced in the city of Xanxerê, Santa Catarina, in order to propose actions for a better destination of the waste. In order to do so a field research was carried out, with the use of a supporting questionnaire, interviewing authorities, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Deconstruction of structures: an overview of economic issues

    As federal, state and municipal governments strive to reduce the volume of solid waste that is buried or incinerated, salvaging reusable and recyclable building materials through 'deconstruction' is rapidly becoming an attractive alternative. Until recently, most contractors and developers have relied primarily on business profitability considerations when making the 'demolition vs. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Waste management policy revisions: lessons learned from the Katrina disaster

    The main objective of this paper is to identify debris and waste management policies that need to be changed based on the lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina. Policy issues addressed include fragmented jurisdictional problems, issues related to types of debris, burning of house hold debris, wood infestation with Formosan termites and banning of yard wastes from landfills. Current practices and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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