Waste prevention during the design and construction process

Title: Waste prevention during the design and construction process
Author(s): RILEM TC 165-SRM
Paper category : book
Book title: Sustainable Raw Materials - Construction and Demolition Waste - State-of-the-Art Report of RILEM TC 165-SRM
Editor(s): Ch. F. Hendriks and H. S. Pietersen
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-17-9
e-ISBN: 2351580427
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2000
Pages: 4 - 9
Total Pages: 6
Language: English

Building and construction is a cyclic process, as shown in figure 1. From a "sustainable" point of view, it is clear that a closure of this cycle may be established by aiming at a near 100% recycling of construction and demolition waste. Today's CDW is based upon building materials applied about 50-100 years ago. Although generally a major part of this CDW waste may be recycled - in the Netherlands already about 95% by the year 2000 - it is also clear that through a design and construction process based on future ease of reuse or recycling, advancements may still be made. In this chapter a concise overview will be presented of preventive actions which may taken during all stages of the building process.

Online publication: 2009-12-07
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00

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