Quantitative assessment of waste management in Brazilian construction sites

Title: Quantitative assessment of waste management in Brazilian construction sites
Author(s): A. C. Lordsleem Jr. and S. Fucale
Paper category : conference
Book title: 2nd International RILEM Conference on Progress of Recycling in the Built Environment
Editor(s): V.M. John, E. Vazquez, S.C. Angulo, C. Ulsen
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-122-3
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2011
Pages: 1 - 10
Total Pages: 10
Nb references: 11
Language: English

Abstract: Resolution 307 of the National Environment Council (CONAMA, 2002) is the Brazilian regulation that has been progressively urging the consciousness of construction companies with regard to environmental management and destination of construction and demolition waste.

The purpose of this paper was to describe the quantitative assessment of construction site waste management according to Resolution 307 at six sites in the city of São Paulo. The methodology adopted for the case study research was divided into two stages: the first consisted of designing the questionnaire for assessment requirements; and the second consisted of assessing the actions taken in construction sites.

The assessment requirements were considered as follows: cleanliness, segregation at source, final packing and pre-established destination; while the assessment criteria were considered as grading from 1 (the worst assessment, no application of the waste management requirements) to 10 (the best assessment, full compliance).

The positive aspects noted included the knowledge of standard requirements and actions relating to their effective compliance, as can be confirmed by the best assessment of the preestablished destination. The main negative aspect concerned the need for those in charge of the construction sites to pay attention to changes, alterations and difficulties to take more efficient measures.

Online publication: 2012-02-08
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00

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