The publications described below provide information on alternatives to disposal that can save you money in avoided disposal fees and potentially generate income from the sales of salvageable materials. See also our green building publications page, which includes many profiles and case studies of buildings using sustainable construction features. The discussion covers procedures for implementing waste management programs and is intended to serve as a reference for building professionals. A 9-page case study of the hand deconstruction and recovery of materials of Building at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area formerly the Presidio of San Francisco. The study chronicles the recovery of over 78, board feet of lumber from a 2,square-foot building built in the late s, and the sale of that lumber to showcase the cost-effectiveness of hand deconstruction. A 9-page case study showcasing the use of recycled-content building materials and construction and demolition practices that reduce waste in the building of residential homes in Canada.
Recycling construction materials in a developing country: four case studies
Sustainable Building - A Case Study on Concrete Recycling in France | CIRCULAR IMPACTS
Jump to main content or area navigation. Founded in , Looney Bins, Inc. Looney Bins found a market niche by contracting with local Hollywood movie studios to deconstruct movie lots containing wood, cardboard, metal, plastic, and other salvageable items. Some of the uses promoted by Looney Bins have included providing wood to a company that makes reconstituted pallets; reusing Warner Bros.
Once production of your article has started, you can track the status of your article via Track Your Accepted Article. Help expand a public dataset of research that support the SDGs. Case Studies in Construction Materials provides a forum for the rapid publication of short, structured Case Studies on construction materials and related Short Communications, specialising in actual case studies involving real construction projects. CSCM provides an essential compendium of case studies CSCM provides an essential compendium of case studies for practicing engineers, designers, researchers and other practitioners who are interested in all aspects construction materials.
Scarcity of resources and the need to reduce the environmental impacts of winning and processing construction materials and products is placing a greater emphasis on resource efficiency within the construction industry. It is estimated that the UK construction industry consumes some Mt of materials annually and generates some Mt of construction, demolition and excavation waste, of which 5Mt ends up in landfill. Therefore, there is significant scope for improving resource efficiency within the industry, particularly at the end-of-life of buildings. Importantly, the majority of the construction and demolition arisings are heavy bulk wastes such as concrete, masonry and asphalt which are generally crushed and downcycled into lower grade applications such as general fill. Although landfill is avoided, downcycling is low-grade recycling and low down on the UK waste hierarchy.