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Adapting Dry-masonry Brick House System as a Green Cycle Model for South East Asian Markets



Title: Adapting Dry-masonry Brick House System as a Green Cycle Model for South East Asian Markets
Author(s): Khamidi
Paper category : conference
Book title: International RILEM Conference on the Use of Recycled Materials in Building and Structures
Editor(s): E. Vázquez, Ch. F. Hendriks and G.M.T. Janssen
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-52-7
e-ISBN: 2912143756
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2004
Pages: 183 - 192
Total Pages: 10
Nb references: 19
Language: English


Abstract: In Japan, construction and demolition waste amounts to 20% of all the industrial waste and
this accounts for more than 70% of all illegal dumping. Since 1970, Waste Management Law
has been enacted and further amended in year 2000 to tailor to the more specific needs in
dealing with construction waste under "Construction Material Recycling Law" (enforced in
spring 2002).
It is necessary to note that there are many factors which prevent the recycling of
construction waste and one of the main reasons is that due to the nature of current
construction method, various materials used in the construction industry are mixed when
buildings are demolished.
Adapting a dismantling and recycling friendly building methods is one of the remedy that
may well solve the problems that have been plaguing the construction industry for years.
Since October, 1997, a group of researchers led by Prof. Yasunori Matsufuji of Kyushu
University has embarked a R&TD in what is called Dry-masonry 1 Brick House System
(DBHS) that utilized a construction method called "Steel Reinforced Brick construction based
on Distributed Unbonded Prestress theory" (SRB-DUP) as a tactic to carry out a sustainable
strategy to reduce waste generation.
This paper discusses how developing countries in South East Asia region namely Malaysia
and Indonesia can adapt DBHS as a "Green Cycle" model that may well conform to the
overall Sustainable Development Plan of these two countries in particular minimizing
construction and demolition waste generation.


Online publication: 2004-09-29
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/2912143756.021