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Gear project - an ambitious participative project



Title: Gear project - an ambitious participative project
Author(s): V. A. E. Pinto, E. Vazquez i Ramonich and F.A. Güell
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: 19 - 28
Total Pages: 10
Nb references: 3
Language: English


Abstract: The project for the elaboration of the "Spanish Guide on Recycled Aggregates" (GEAR Project) is the major project of research in the sector of recycling of RCD and in the sector of construction materials nowadays in Spain.

Subsidized by the Ministerio de Medio Ambiente, y Medio Rural y Marino, of Gobierno de España, the GEAR Project is coordinated by the GERD (Spanish Association of the Recycling Industry) and possesses the direct participation of 24 recycling companies, three technological centers (AIDICO, AITEMIN and INTROMAC) and four universities (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Universidad de La Coruña y Universidad de Oviedo).

The project presents, for the first time in Spain, an exhaustive, systematic and complete study of the recycled aggregate production. It contemplates diverse phases of work for the duration of two years. The work is directed to the analysis of the recycled products made in Spain and the analysis of its behaviors "in situ", taking advantage of the existing practical experience.

Its principal aim is to normalize the recycled aggregate and its uses, by guaranteeing its quality and environmental safety. As a result, the GEAR Project tries to do an offer of values and tests to suggest a regulation for the Spanish market of recycled products, contributing to the specific and definitive recognition of these aggregates as materials of construction.


Online publication: 2012-02-08
Publication type : full_text
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