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Recycling in greater demolition projects and exploitation of the Irma city concept



Title: Recycling in greater demolition projects and exploitation of the Irma city concept
Author(s): E.K. Lauritzen
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: 83 - 90
Total Pages: 8
Nb references: 3
Language: English


Abstract: The EU financed project ”Integrated Decontamination and Rehabilitation of Buildings, Structures and Materials in Urban Renewal” (IRMA) was completed in 2007. The result of the IRMA project comprised development of the City Concept, - an integrated management system for optimization of the recycling opportunities in major urban rehabilitation & development projects.

The paper presents a brief introduction of IRMA and the City Concept and the experiences of exploitation during the past years, including seven demonstrations projects in Europe and clearance of a 0.2 km2 totally destroyed Palestinian refuge camp, The Naher el Bared Camp (NBC) North of Tripoli in Lebanon.

The presentation of clearance of the destroyed NBC will focus on the planning, clearance, recycling and disposal of 500,000 m3 concrete rubbles and other building waste materials heavily contaminated by dangerous unexploded ordnance (UXO).

Finally the lessons learnt will be summarized and the way ahead of recycling concrete in demolition project will be indicated.


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